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Guide for aspiring entrepreneurs from the Information Services and Library Team

Preparing a business plan


New - Business Plan slide deck

Statista's Business Plan Export tool helps you create your business plan in three steps: select market, select region, and export business plan.
Go to: Services > Business Plan Export.


Search for "business plan" in the Library catalogue or enter AZH which stands for small business.  Titles held include:

New business road test: what entrepreneurs and executives should do before launching a lean start up. John Mullins (LBS author)
Creating business plans : gather your resources, describe the opportunity, get buy-in. Harvard Business Review. (print and e-book.)

Profit : plan for it, get it : the entrepreneurs handbook.
Business plans for dummies.
Entreprenuerial Finance. Luisa Alemany

Web resources

Reference for Business 
This consists of actual business plans written by entrepreneurs in North America who are seeking financing for their business.

Business Link 
Preparing a business plan - UK government advice.

US Small Business Association - writing a business plan.
This site gives guidance to US businesses through all the stages of starting and running a small business.