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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.

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  • 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"

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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.