What Do I Include?
The Small Business Administration (SBA) explains the function of a plan, how to write it and use it, and includes links to sample business plans.
Business Plan Pro Software Available on designated computers at all five of our library branches. A fast, easy way to prepare a business plan. Step-by-step guidance, 500+ sample plans, provides SBA- and lender-approved formatting.
Business Plan Templates Easy-to-use templates for business plans and more from SCORE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small business owners.
Business Plans Handbook Actual business plans written by entrepreneurs who are seeking financing for their businesses.
Sample Business Plans Hundreds of free samples for B&B's, day spas, pet services, daycares, event planning, consulting, restaurants, non-profits and more.
Search the Library Catalog for books on business plans
Contact these organizations for assistance in formulating your plans:
Florida Small Business Development Center
Provides free, private consultations and a variety of assistance for the small business entrepreneur. Located at Seminole State College. A sub-center of the University of Central Florida's Small Business Development Center
. For entrepreneurs interested in launching technology businesses, try also the UCF Venture Lab
Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
A non-profit, private/public partnership dedicated to assisting businesses in the Central Florida area. Provides services and support.
National Entrepreneur Center
Provides a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, and research tools. Get free one-on-one counseling, sign up for low-cost seminars, and more. A public-private partnership. Sponsors include Walt Disney World, Bright House, UCF, and Orange County.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the success of small businesses. Contact them for free, one-on-one counseling services or sign up for one of their business seminars.
University of Central Florida's Business Incubation Program
UCF's award-winning program provides support to companies in the early stages of development. Services include mentoring, educational programs, marketing/PR support, networking, and more. Offices are located in: Apopka, Orlando, Sanford, and Winter Springs as well as Osceola and Volusia Counties.