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Your assignment asks you to prepare a business plan. You will look for information about:
- your business type
- demographics for your potential customers
- laws and other regulations that impact your business operations
You will need to use government information resources as well as other kinds of sources such as industry reports and statistics to prepare a full business plan.
This guide will show you where to go for these kinds of information, as well as point you toward help in citing your sources. If you see a blue circle with a triangle in it next to a resource, click on it for a tutorial for the resource.
Focusing Your Questions
Finding information and assessing it for suitability for your project is more effective and efficient when you take some time to focus your thoughts and questions before diving into searching. As a favorite author of mine once wrote "know what you want to make before you start to bake!"
Resource Guide for Small Businesses-Utah Edition
The guide from the Small Business Administration has a wealth of information, including what goes in to a business plan
eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering knowledge from and-grant universities across America. eXtension connects users with experts who know their subject matter inside out.
This is a great place to look for practical info like building plans.
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