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Purpose of this Guide

A well-researched business plan can make a big impact on the success of your venture.

This Research Guide focuses on helping you access secondary sources of information, such as trade magazines, industry reports, and statistics. 

Remember that primary research is also a very useful component of your business plan. Try contacting and speaking directly with industry professionals to gain detailed insights.

Business Plan From Start to Finish

For information on writing a business plan from start to finish, try the following Library resources: