Wyatt's FYI: Finding Your Idea PowerPoint
Jon Pratt's Preparing the Pitch PowerPoint
TOP DAWG Idea Pitch Score Sheet
Download Gene Trammell's Suggestions
Business Plan Research
Where to search:
Louisiana Tech Prescott Memorial
Business Reference Databases:
Business Plan Resources
Public library: Visit with the
Reference Librarian to find useful resources
relevant search results, use quotation marks to set off
what you are searching for.
search engines and databases use Boolean operators and
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
Statistics are powerful.
They help you make your business
Conduct the best research through reliable and
credible resources. Always consider the source of the
Evaluating web pages
on the UC Berkeley website is
a great resource.
Remember to cite
APA format, so individuals who read your business plan will want to know
the source of your information. Compile a list of your
sources to include in your business plan Appendix.
Check out the
Small Business Administration
Marketing Research page.
begins with the
American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Find
the NAICS code for your business.
(complete list of NAICS codes and titles)
Rutgers Resources for International Business for
sources of global information.
International Statistical Agencies
The United States government compiles
data about US citizens and the American economy which you
will find very useful.
FEDSTATS: For the numbers compiled by over one hundred
FIRSTGOV: This is the US Government's official web
US Census Bureau:
Just to highlight
a few of the Census Bureau resources:
County Business Patterns