Two helpful articles: Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide is a “how to” for writing your plan along with the business rationale for doing so.
The article provides templates, sample plans, and links to plan-writing software.
TOP Capital Opportunities for Small Business | sbtdc.org/resources/publications/capital-opportunities/ SBTDC’s online publication for finding capital resources for NC businesses SBA-Financing | sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants Describes loan availability, eligibility, sources of grants TOP Entrepreneur Magazine-Franchise Opportunities | entrepreneur.com/franchises Franchising opportunities plus tips on buying/running a franchise Franchise Direct | Listing of franchises for sale Franchise Registry | Listing of companies registered with the SBA available for franchising | Resource for On-line Franchise Information TOP Code of Federal Regulations | Defense Logistics Agency | Business/ The Defense Logistics Agency’s office of Small Business Programs is committed to providing all categories of small business an opportunity to participate in DLA acquisitions.
This site contains information to inform and educate small businesses about DLA requirements and procurement practices.
Hoover’s Company Profiles | via Free information on over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.
Quick Facts | census.gov/quickfacts Quick Facts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
Census Mapping | map my census data View, save, and print demographic, socioeconomic, economic and other US statistical data.
Free Demographic Reports | https://gallery.alteryx.com/demographics/ Free demographic market analysis reports from Alteryx Analytics Gallery Melissa Data | Free address information for businesses and individuals My Best Segments-Claritas | https://segmentationsolutions.nielsen.com/mybestsegments/ My Best Segments features information about Claritas’ segmentation system PRIZM NE and is the only source for detailed segment descriptions for all of Claritas’ market segmentation products.
Pro Quest Entrepreneurship | via Free database with information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.
Access online at no charge with your NC public library card via NC LIVE or visit your local public or UNC library for assistance.