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Hi! I'm the Business and Computer Science Librarian. I work with students and faculty in the College of Business Administration, the Collins College of Hospitality Management, and the Computer Science Department in the College of Science. If you have a library question or if you need help with a research project, here are the 4 ways to reach me:
Business plans allow you to structure, run, and grow your business. It also helps with funding or finding new business partners.
Executive Summary:what your company is and why it will be successful. Include mission statement, product/service, company’s leadership, financials, and marketing strategy
Company Description: explains what problem your company solves. List clients or customers. Boast about your strengths.
Market Analysis: Need a good understanding of your industry and target market. Look for trends and themes.
Organization and Management: explain your company’s structure and how it will be run. Include the legal structure – S corporation, LLC (Limited Liability Corporation), etc. May want to include org. chart and resumes if necessary.
Service or product line: Describes how your product benefits its customers and the lifecycle of the product. Include patent or copyright information about your product or service.
Marketing and Sales: Explain how you will attract and retain customers.
Funding request: Explain whether you need funds for debt or equity and what the terms of the funding you’d like. You should also explain what the funds will be used for - salaries, equipment, etc.
Financial Projections: Include an financial data you have - income statements, cash flow statements, balance sheets – of the last 3-5 years. Provide a financial outlook for the next 5 years.