Business Planning Guides

Business Plan Guide — Guide with worksheets to assist in developing your business plan from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (scroll down to Basic Business Plan/Business Plan Guide).

Business Planning — A guide for writing farm-based business plans from Cornell University.

Business Planning for the Agriculture Sector: A Guide to Business Plan Development for Start-up to Mid-Size Operations — A book to help agricultural business operators and a full fledged business plan from Cornell University (scroll down to 10-02).

Business Plans and Profiles Index — A subject guide to sample business plans and profiles for specific business types from Carnegie Library.

Developing a Bed & Breakfast Business Plan — A 98-page fact sheet on creating a bed and breakfast business plan from Illinois Extension.

Developing a Business Plan for Value-Added Agricultural Products — A four-page fact sheet on developing a business plan for value-added agricultural products from Oklahoma State University (scroll down to AGEC-909).

Landscape Business Planning Guide — How to develop and implement a well-defined business strategy from Cornell University (scroll down to 03-13).

Online Business Planning Software —  A free business planning software tool for agricultural and natural resource businesses from the University of Minnesota.

Sample Business Plan: Moose Mountain Cafe (PDF) — Sample plan for a cafe business from New Hampshire Small Business Development Center.

Sample Business Plans — Sample business plans for a wide range of businesses.

Scaling Up for Regional Markets — Scaling up for regional markets tutorial by ATTRA.

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