This guide lists sources which will assist
researchers in developing small business plans.
The guide focuses on suggested strategies and best
places to begin research efforts. For further information &
assistance in using any of the sources, please contact our reference
In person, at the Reference Desk on the 1st Floor
of the Blackwell Library
By phone @ 410-548-5988
Through e-mail, Sarah
Stop by the
Small Business Development Center - Eastern Region, located on Salisbury
University's Campus (and at other locations on the Eastern Shore).
You will find a number of resources here including about 60 of the
Entrepreneur magazine sample business plans. You can also use
Business Plan Pro, a software package that includes templates and
examples of business plans. It is available on the SBDC's public
Chamber of Commerce
- See links to the Chamber's Directory of Members as well as the
'Business & Government' category that includes a number of resources.
Provides a concise overview of Salisbury in
Facts & Figures.
These websites have
a lot of useful information on small business:
CCH Business Owner's
ChooseMaryland.org: Business Assistance
Marketing Virtual Library
Enter searches at the top left for
information on small business.
UTOPIA: MOOT CORP's Guide to Creating Fundable Business Plans
Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.
SCORE: Counselors to
America's Small Business
Administration: Maryland Office
have articles focused on specific types of small businesses.
Browse links OR conduct a search for articles on 'how to start a ...'
(The Wall Street Journal: Center for Entrepreneurs)
Reference HD 2346 .U5 S66 2005 v. 1-2
"A two-volume annotated guide to more
than 27,000 listings of live and print sources of information designed
to facilitate the start-up, development, and growth of specific small
businesses in the U.S. and Canada, as well as over 29,000 similar
listings on general small business topics. An additional 10,500
state-specific listings and 901 U.S. federal government agencies and
offices specializing in small business issues, programs, and assistance
are also included."
v. 1: Look up the type of
business you are wanting to start. Start-up information,
associations and other organizations, reference works, etc. are listed.
Check our catalog or databases to see if our library owns the
v. 2: Look up general small
business topics for a listing of relevant resources. State
listings and federal government assistance programs are also listed in
Many useful books
can be located through the
library catalog and can be
direct borrowed from the University System of Maryland.