BUS 436. Use this guide to locate resources that will help you develop the business plan for your new venture.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015
- MOOT CORP® Competition (UT at Austin)
See the full text of business plans submitted for this competition.
- Winning Business Plans
Watch the videos of Winning Plans from UC Berkeley Start-Up Competition
- Business Plan Outline
Excellent outline with brief description of sections; handy outline to keep close at hand while creating your plan.
- Business Plans & Much More
Technology Ventures Corporation helps start-up companies that are developing technology from national laboratories. Check their Blog for information on business plans, VC Funding, Human Resource issues, legal resources and more.
- Writing a Business Plan (U.S. Small Business Administration)
An excellent guide that walks you through and analyzes each section of the plan; particularly good for putting together financials
- SCORE Business Plans
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed. Check this site for business plans for non-profits, start-ups, finance templates and more.
- Entrepreneur.com Business Plans
Start-up Essentials/Business Plans
Great section by section, step by step description; supplemented by articles from Inc. magazine.
Does a good job of walking you through all the sections of a business plan; site includes examples of business plans, market plans, and mission statements, many for free.
- Businesstown.com - Creating a Business Plan
Good overview of all the sections of the plan; includes copy of a completed plan.
- Business Plan Samples
- Stanford University Resoures
Listen to videos from an entrepreneurship conference - understand what VC is looking for in a plan.
- Dragon's Den
One of Professor Hershatter's favorite shows! Broadcast on the BBC, Dragons' Den features five multi-millionaire Dragons looking to invest in Britain's business hopefuls. Check the online version with all the drama - watch all the pitches & determine if you would invest in them.
- Shark Tank
It's tough for someone with a dream to get a loan for a risky venture. There are some great ideas out there—ideas that will likely die an early death because no one dared take a financial chance on an unknown person with an unproven and possibly outrageous proposal. Enter the Sharks of Shark Tank—5 multi-millionaires who succeeded in their own entrepreneurial dreams. Entrepreneurs will be asked to give up a % of their companies' equity to the Sharks in order to get the investment they need.
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