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I need to find an actual real life business plan for my venture challenge course. Can you help?

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We have a few tools for finding sample business plans in our 'Business Cases, Plans and Finance' guide. The 'Business Plan Guides' tab includes a link to a video tutorial on finding real business plans. Here is a quick outline of what you will find in that tutorial.

To find an original business plan, posted on the Internet, you will need to be a bit creative.

There are a few strategies you can try:

#1

Use the Advanced Google search page (http://www.google.ca/advanced_search) and fill out the search form with the phrase business plan in the exact word or phrase field.

You can then use the advanced Google filters to filter your search to a particular document type (e.g. .docx, .doc, .pdf). Business plans found on the Internet are more likely to be Word docs or PDFs, rather than HTML web pages.

For example:

 

 

#2

Another strategy is to add an industry or other descriptive keyword. In the example below the keyword manufacturing has been used. Be imaginative and try keywords like organic or greenhouse! Be fairly specific as there are many (many) business plans on the Web.

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