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.

Steps to Starting A Business
Steps to Starting a Business

This overview by the Quickbooks Resource Center outlines the key steps you should take when starting a business. It is a great starting point as you plan your steps for building your business.

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Business Model Canvas

The business model canvas is a planning approach used by millions of people in companies of all sizes. This highly visual tool illustrates the key elements for effective business planning.

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Business Plans

For those looking to detail the key aspects to their business model, a written plan may be useful. This is a document that outlines your business to others and details key factors for how you will execute your ideas.

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