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The primary value of a business plan is to create a written outline that evaluates all aspects of the economic viability of your business venture including a description and analysis of your business prospects.
Creating a business plan will help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals. A clear and compelling business plan provides you with a guide for building successful enterprise focused on achieving your personal and financial goals. It can also help persuade others, including banks, to invest in what you are creating.
Below are a few resources that will help with creating a business plan:
BizMiner provides industry analysis and market research reports on more than 16,000 lines of business in national and local markets. Types of reports include Industry Financial Profiles, Market Research Reports, Area Demographic Profiles, Business Failure Rate Index, Sole Proprietor/Startup Profit & Loss, and Local Market Vitality Profiles.
Academic Search Complete is comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Contains indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly, peer-reviewed business journals back to 1886. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,200 journals.
EconLIT provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more. EconLit records include abstracts of books, journal articles, and working papers published by the Cambridge University Press.
Factiva provides global content, including Dow Jones and Reuters Newswires and The Wall Street Journal - unduplicated in a single service elsewhere. It is the only single content solution with multiple language interfaces and multilingual content covering nearly 8,000 sources.
Nexis Uni provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information. Various portions of the database are updated daily and most information is full text.
Links to online citation styles information and help
This guide will describe the three types of sources and give examples of each so that students will be able to select good sources for course assignments
This guide is created to assist students with knowing how to determine a credible source.
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The Union Bank 419-229-6500 https://www.theubank.com/
Superior Credit Union 419-223-9746 https://www.superiorcu.com/home/home
Huntington Bank 419-225-5030 https://www.huntington.com/Community/branch-info?locationId=201
Citizens National Bank 419-224-0400 https://www.cnbohio.com/
State Bank 419-228-3361 https://www.yourstatebank.com/
Chase Bank 419-221-5000 https://www.chase.com/
First Federal Bank 419-224-2265 https://www.first-fedbanking.com/
Woodforest National Bank 419-224-1714 https://www.woodforest.com/
TopMark Federal Credit Union 419-223-5886 https://www.topmarkfcu.com/
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Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce 419-222-6045 https://limachamber.com/
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Cowan Realtors 419-222-1212 https://cowanrealtors.com
Hartsock Realty 419-222-0447 http://www.hartsockrealty.com/
M J Rupert Realty 419-225-7681
Oakridge Realty 419-991-2020 https://oakridge-realty.com/
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Ron Spencer Real Estate 419-228-8899 https://www.rsre.com/
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