Business Plan Useful Resources

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Creating an effective business plan is more than just following a single set of advice or guide. It requires not only research of your own business, but research of what others in similar industries to you are doing with their own business plan creations. 

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Useful resources

There are many other suitable resources online that can assist you in gaining the knowledge you need to create your next Comprehensive OR One-Page Business Plan!

1. Bplans ( - Bplans provides free business plan templates and samples that cover various industries, offering a solid base for anyone unfamiliar with business plan creation. Their extensive library of content includes helpful articles and tips on all aspects of planning and starting a business.

2. SCORE ( -  SCORE offers a wide range of free business plan templates and examples, plus the unique benefit of connecting entrepreneurs with volunteer business mentors who provide expert advice and guidance.

3. Enloop ( - Enloop is an automated business plan creation tool that aids in drafting business plans and evaluating their potential effectiveness through performance score ratings. It offers both free and paid services.

4. LivePlan ( - LivePlan is a dynamic tool that helps entrepreneurs easily craft business plans that stand out, supporting financial forecasting and performance tracking with an easy-to-use interface.

5. SBA’s Business Plan Tool ( - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a free business plan tool that provides a step-by-step guide to help you start and complete a solid plan, complete with downloadable templates.

6. Bizplan ( - Bizplan is an online business planning tool that features step-by-step guidance and integrates funding platforms to help startups find investors.

Other Tools and Templates

7. Growthink's Ultimate Business Plan Template ( - Growthink offers a downloadable template that promises to help you create an investor-ready business plan in just hours.

8. PlanGuru ( - PlanGuru is a comprehensive, yet sophisticated financial planning and budgeting software designed for small to medium-sized businesses.

9. Business Model Canvas ( - Strategyzer's Business Model Canvas provides a modern, visual template to brainstorm and structure the different components of a business model on a single page.

10. SMEDA ( - SMEDA, or Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, provides multiple resources for developing business plans, specifically tailored for small to medium-sized enterprises.

11. Futurpreneur Canada Business Plan Writer ( A dedicated tool for young entrepreneurs in Canada, helping them to create a solid business plan with a step-by-step approach.

12. iPlanner ( -  iPlanner allows professionals and teams to develop financial plans and business strategies through its network-based business modeling service.

13. VFinance ( - VFinance offers a wide variety of financial model templates and business plan samples, specializing in helping businesses prepare to seek funding.

14. The $100 Startup's One-Page Business Plan ( - This tool simplifies business planning with a single-page business plan template, aimed at getting you from idea to action quickly without complexity.

15. Quickbooks ( - Known primarily for accounting, QuickBooks also offers tools that can be useful in drafting parts of your business plan related to financial projections.

16. ( - offers a variety of business documents templates, including multiple templates for business plans, which can be customized as per various business needs.