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BUAD 680 Selected Sources for Writing a Business Plan

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Business Plans Handbook (10 volumes!) Ref HD 62.7 B865 (contains hundreds of sample business plans in multiple volumes); Many books in UCCS Library under HD

    BUAD 680 Selected Sources for Writing a Business Plan

    Industry Data

    1. Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys Ref HC 106.6 S74

    (shows market shares quarterly)

    2. US Industry and Trade Outlook Ref HC 106.5 A17

    3. Agriculture, Mining and Construction USA Ref HD 9715 U5A64

    4. Manufacturing USA Ref HD 9721 M365

    5. Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac Ref HF 5548.32 P59

    6. Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac Ref HD 9994 U5P68 7. Plunkett’s InfoTech Industry Almanac Ref HD 9696 C63U5287 8. Plunkett’s Retail Industry Almanac Ref HF 5429.3 P596

    9. Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac Ref HE 7621 P58

    10. Service Industries USA Ref HD 9981.1 S47

    11. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2009

    (http://www.gemconsortium.org/about.aspx?page=pub_gem_global_reports)

    Company Information

1. Colorado Front Range Business Directory Ref HF 5065 C6C66

    2. Colorado Business to Business Sales/Marketing Directory Ref HF 5065 C6C63

    3. Colorado Springs Business Journal Book of Lists Ref HF 5065 C6C65

    (lists top 25 in many industries)

    4. Ward’s Business Directory Ref HG 4057 W3

    (lists all US companies)

    Customer Information

1. Demographics USA Ref HF 5415.1 D46

    2. Household Spending Ref HC 110 C6.34 1999

    3. Lifestyle Market Analyst Ref HF 5415.33 U6L43

    4. Mediamark Research Magazine Ref HF 5415.3 M43

    (detailed study of all consumers)

    5. Market Share Reporter Ref HF 5410 M35

    6. Sourcebook of ZIP Code Demographics Ref HA 203 S67

    7. Statistical Handbook on Consumption and Wealth in USA Ref HC 110 C6S73

    Corporate Financial Data

1. Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios Ref HF 5681 R25I53

    (statements and ratios for 800+ lines of business)

    2. RMA Annual Statement Studies Ref HF 5681 B2R6

    (statements and ratios for 350+ lines of business)

    3. Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios Ref HF 5681 R25T68

    (statements and ratios for 180+ lines of business)

    4. http://finance.yahoo.com and http://biz.yahoo.com/ic (for industries)

    5. http://www.google.com/finance

    Small Business Journals/Magazines

1. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice On-Line Library: Business Source Premier

    2. In Business On-Line Library: Business Source Premier

    3. Inc. On-Line Library: Business Source Premier

    4. Journal of Small Business Management On-Line Library: Business Source Premier

    5. Entrepreneur Magazine On-Line Library: Factiva

    6. Journal of entrepreneurial and small business finance On-Line Library: Business Source Premier

    7. Entrepreneurial executive On-Line Library: Academic OneFile

    8. Foundations and trends in entrepreneurship On-Line Library: Academic OneFile

Books on Business Plans

    1. Business Plans Handbook (10 volumes!) Ref HD 62.7 B865

    (contains hundreds of sample business plans in multiple volumes)

    2. Many books in UCCS Library under HD 30.28 and HD 62.7

On Line Sources for Business Plan Information

    1. http://www.bplans.com/samples/mbus.cfm

    2. www.bulletproofbizplans.com

    3. http://www.businessplans.org/businessplans.html

    4. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ces/resources/business_plans.html

    5. http://www.entrepreneur.com/businessplan/index.html

    6. www.sba.gov/starting/indexbusplans.html

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