Whether you plan to start a business, develop a piece of real estate or both, the best way to turn your vision into reality is to develop a plan. If you need outside investment, including loans or equity investments, almost every potential investor is going to require you to present a business plan. Browse our templates below to help inspire you to complete your plans and financial projections. Versions are provided for Microsoft and Google. If you do not have access to Microsoft Excel, click the link for the Google version and sign up for a free Google account. Using any template, go to the "File" menu and select "Make a Copy" to your own account where you can customize the template to your needs.
Use our business templates below to describe your business development project and project the financial performance of the project.
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Business Financial Templates
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The Middle Georgia Regional Library System employs a full time Business Librarian who can help guide you to resources that can help you solve problems for starting, funding and growing your business or non-profit organization. Below is a list of e-books (E) and print materials (P) that are available within the library system. You can go to Washington Memorial Library to visit with the business librarian in person, and register for a GALILEO password that can allow you to access some of the e-books from an internet-connected device outside of the library.
Comprehensive How-to Manuals
McKeever, M. P. (2016). How to Write a Business Plan. Berkeley, CA: NOLO.
Evans, V., & Tracy, B. (2014). The Standout Business Plan : Make It Irresistible–and Get the Funds You Need for Your Startup or Growing Business. New York: AMACOM.
Griffin, M. P. (2015). How to Write a Business Plan : A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Plan That Gets Results. [Place of publication not identified]: AMA Self-Study.
Sellars, D. (2009). Business Plan Project : A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Business Plan. [New York, N.Y.] [222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017]: Business Expert Press.
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Theory and Best Practices
Simoneaux, S., & Stroud, C. (2011). A Business Plan: The GPS for Your Company. Journal Of Pension Benefits: Issues In Administration, 18(2), 92-95.
Brad, I. (2014). Business Plan – Major Management Tools in Development of a Business. Agricultural Management / Lucrari Stiintifice Seria I, Management Agricol, 16(2), 214-217.
How to Write a Business Plan. (2017). Home Business Magazine: The Home-Based Entrepreneur’s Magazine, 24(2), 28-30.
How to Prepare Your Business Loan Application. (2016). New Hampshire Business Review, 38(16), 18.
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The GALE Legal Forms collection is available through GALILEO and contains a wealth of documents relevant to business. The Legal Forms collection is linked from the MGRL website; click the image near the center of the page to jump to the collection.