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New Venture Research: Business Plan Resources

This guide offers a road map to research resources to develop a business plan for the Cornell University community.

Need a Good Example?

If you have never looked at an actual business plan, you may be surprised at the amount of research involved in making the business case. Here are a few options, including past business plans written by students peers.

  • Plan from previous NBA 3000/NBA 5640 classes: Most plans from Prof. BenDaniel's entrepreneurship classes are available for review in the Management Library. These may not leave the library. Find plans that suit your research needs either by Tittle or NAICS Industry Code indexes.
  • Selected top plans from previous NBA 5070 classes: These business plans are cataloged in the Management Library and can be borrowed for 2-hour periods.
  • Electronic plans via Gale Virtual Reference Library: The "Business Plan Handbook" includes sample business plans as well as "how to" articles and information for starting a new business. TIP: Click the "Business" category in the middle of the main page or use the search box. 
   
   
   

Selected Books, etc.