This collection is actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. The Handbooks sample plans are taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries — only the company names and addresses have been changed.
Typical business plans include type of business; statement of purpose; executive summary; business/industry description; market; product and production; management/personnel; and financial specifics. The handbooks also contain a business plan template.
* Also featured is a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants; a glossary of small business terms; and an updated bibliography.