Developing a business model is often a key step to success for new businesses.

Building a business may start with an innovative idea, but that is really just the beginning. In order to be successful, you will need to develop an effective business model that outlines key elements like value propositions, customers, revenue streams, and more. The resources here provide you with the guidance and models to plan effectively.

Business Planning Resources

These tools will help you develop your idea into a fully realized and researched plan.

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Business Model Canvas: A Guide

This overview walks you through how to create a business model canvas for your venture. 

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Business Plans: A Guide

For those looking to detail the key aspects to their business model, a written plan may be useful. This resource walks you through the key sections of a business plan and what to include.

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Free Business Planning Assistance

There are numerous Small Business Development Centers across the U.S. that offer free or low cost counseling to those looking to launch or improve a business.

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