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Resource Spotlight: Business Plans Handbook

Business Plans Handbook is a reference resource filled with sample business plans created and used by actual entrepreneurs. Each volume contains timely and inspiring plans that can serve as a guide to crafting your own business plan.

The complete set of books is available to peruse at the Library Center's Funding and Business Information Center. Plans for creative businesses such as Organic Food Store, Specialty Bakery, Montessori School and Wedding Planning Service are included in Volume 20, the most recent addition to the set.

In addition to the sample business plans, this resource also provides a template listing the essential components of a business plan, examples of financial documentation such as cash flows, balance sheets and income projections, and a small business glossary to define terminology commonly used by lenders.

Make an appointment with the Business Librarian to learn more about how library resources can help your business. Call Kelly Miller at (417) 616-0540 or email

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