About Gale Business: Plan Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

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Key Features

Create a login to get started then you you can get a guided approach to business planing.
This resource provides a gradual introduction to entrepreneurial concepts and elements for patrons new to small business ownership. For more seasoned business persons, the focus shifts toward outcome-based activities to support the management and growth of an operation, such as getting a loan, seeking investors, buying new equipment, or opening new facilities.
Gale Business: Plan Builder enables nonprofits to create a grant proposal the same way a new startup would write a business plan. Structuring a nonprofit’s creation and operation allows founders to focus on enhancing their organization’s social mission.

More Information

The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Areas include

Entrepreneur Profile This tool helps users explore what they can bring to the table as an entrepreneur and assess where they stand in preparing to start a business. A one-page summary of them as an entrepreneur is generated.

Business Ideation Users can employ tools such as Lean Canvas, SWOT, Porter’s Five Forces, and more to plan the high-level framework in which their business will operate.

Break-Even Analysis Delivers insight to determine when a user’s business will be able to cover expenses and begin to realize a profit.

Business Plans Creates a plan that can be presented to potential investors and lenders, including Executive Summary, Lean Business Plan, Full Business Plan, and Strategic Marketing Plan.

Financial Projections A robust analysis of a company’s financial future encompassing capital expenditures, sales, equity, and inventory.

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