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					                  ELEMENTS OF A BUSINESS PLAN
                research.boulderlibrary.org/business

   Elements               Print             Databases and         Research tips
                        resources           web resources
                       See catalog
General Books        Search             See ebooks business     See library shelves
boulderlibrary.org   Business           plans, accounting,      under 658 to
                     planning in        management, hiring,     browse
                     library catalog;   marketing
                     Business
                     plans
                     handbook in
                     Reference
                     R658.4012

  Concept or         101 Mission        ebooks business plans   ebooks accessible
   Mission           Statements         as examples             from home/office
  Statement          and books
                     with sample
                     plans &
                     formats
Locate your SIC      NAICS -North       RefUSA business         Use RefUSA to
& NAICS codes        American           search                  locate a business
                     Industrial                                 by yellow page or
                     Classification     NAICS codes             industry heading to
                     System see         www.census.gov/epcd/    get SIC/NAICS
                     online             www/naics.html          codes. *RefUSA
                                                                adds 2 extra digits
                                   Business & Company           to these codes
                                   Resource Center
Marketing and        BCBR Books of RefUSA                       RefUSA search
Market Share         Lists &                                    residential or
                     biweekly pub  Demographics Now             businesses by
                     Boulder                                    geography,
                     County        Business Source              business size,
                     Business      Complete                     SIC/NAICS etc…
                     Report
                     SRDS Standard Business & Company           Use Advanced
                     Rate and Data Resource Center              search options
                     Service R338 S




 For more information, contact the Boulder Library Reference desk at 303-441-3194
                                      2/2011
                ELEMENTS OF A BUSINESS PLAN
              research.boulderlibrary.org/business

  Financial       RMA Financial     Bizstats.com (free info      RMA's Financial
  Studies &       Ratio             but not as complete as       Ratio Benchmarks
   Ratios         Benchmarks/       RMA)                         from existing
                  Annual                                         statements
                  Statement
                  Studies
                  R 338.0973R

SWOT Analyses                       Business Source              SWOT stands for
                                    Complete(advanced            Strengths,
                                    search)                      Weaknesses,
                                                                 Opportunities, Threats
Demographics      Sourcebook of     American Factfinder          American
                  Zip Code          factfinder.census.gov        Factfinder is
                  Demographics                                   extremely detailed,
                                    Demographics Now             use sidebar as
                  Statistical                                    guide
                  Abstract of the   RefUSA Residential for
                  United States     median home income           Demographics Now
                                    and value                    is a library
                  World Almanac                                  subscription
                                    Yahoo Neighborhoods          database
                                    http://realestate.yahoo.co
                                    m/neighborhoods
Other libraries   Auraria,          Each library has a           Most public libraries
 with strong      Denver Public     variety of useful            allow remote
  business        Library, CU-      databases. E.g. DPL          database use with
 collections      Boulder           Table base                   library cards.
                  Business
                  School library




For more information, contact the Boulder Library Reference desk at 303-441-3194
                                     2/2011

				
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