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Business Plan Research

Resources to help you complete your business plan.


As you work through your business plan, you may need some definitions and explanations of common business terms. Use these sources to learn about unfamiliar terms and phrases.

Credo search tips:

  • Type a word or phrase into the search box. Don't type a complete sentence! 
  • The articles and essays in the results list will include the words or phrases you typed in the search box.
  • Model your search after these examples:
    • sole proprietorship
    • business models
    • small business AND "business models"


Concept Statement

This video from Minnesota CORE gives an overview of the business concept statement, the importance of it, what it is, and how to begin writing it. 

Books About Business

Search for More E-Books

Search books about marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, leadership, and much more. If Ebook Central does not have what you are looking for, ask a librarian about other options for getting books.