Business Matters

Business Plans

What Do I Include?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) explains the function of a plan, how to wriBusiness Plante it and use it, and includes links to sample business plans.

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

Business Plan Writing Assistance

         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. 

SCORE  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.