Loan Resources

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.

Use our real estate templates below to describe your real estate development project and project the financial performance of the project.

Plan Template

Word / Google Doc

Financial Template

Excel / Google Sheet (Instructions Word / Google Doc)

Use our business templates below to describe your business development project and project the financial performance of the project.

Plan Template

Word / Google Doc

Financial Templates
Start Up Costs

Excel

Bar/ Entertainment Venue

Excel

Restaurant

Excel

Retail

Excel

Service

Excel

Use our personal finance template below to organize and describe your personal financial situation.

Personal Financial Statement Template

Excel (Instructions Word)

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

How to Write a Business Plan (P)

McKeever, M. P. (2016). How to Write a Business Plan. Berkeley, CA: NOLO.

The Standout Business Plan: Make It Irresistile – and Get the Funds You Need for Your Startup or Growing Business (P)

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.

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Plan That Gets Results (P)

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.

Business Plan Project: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Business Plan (P)

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.

Writing a Convincing Business Plan (E)

658.4 DETHOMAS A

Business Plans Handbook (E)

658.4 BUSINESS

Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies (E)

658.4 ABRAMS R

Anatomy of a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building the Business and Securing Your Company’s Future (E)

658.4 PINSON L

Theory and Best Practices

A Business Plan: The GPS for Your Company (P)

Simoneaux, S., & Stroud, C. (2011). A Business Plan: The GPS for Your Company. Journal Of Pension Benefits: Issues In Administration, 18(2), 92-95.

Major Management Tools in Development of a Business (P)

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 (P)

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 (P)

How to Prepare Your Business Loan Application. (2016). New Hampshire Business Review, 38(16), 18.

Non-profits

Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success (E)

658.1 COLLINS C

The Smart Guide to Grant Writing: For Individuals, Small Business and Nonprofits Seeking Funding for Their Programs (E)

658.15224 BRUCE O

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide (E)

658 PAKROO P

The 21st Century Nonprofit : Managing in the Age of Governance (E)

658.048 FIRSTENBERG

Models of Proposal Planning & Writing (E)

658.15224 MINER J

The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing (E)

658.15 GEEVER J

Legal

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.