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Writing your Business Plan

A guide to print resources, databases, and online sources that will help you when writing your business plan

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Books - How to Write a Business Plan

The following books provide examples, tips, and instructions for drafting your business plan.

Books - Find Your Classification

One of the first things you will need to do when writing your business plan is to identify your Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code and your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. These are systems of classifying businesses by type.