‐‐ This article aims to describe various free and commercial sources reference librarians can use when confronted with questions about writing a business plan.Design/methodology/approach ‐‐ Using a narrative overview, the article describes and provides full bibliographic citations for several free and commercial sources in many formats that can be used to answer reference questions on writing a business plan in the USA.Findings ‐‐ There are many free government and non‐government, as well as commercial, sources that can aid librarians in gathering information relevant to writing a business plan.Originality/value ‐‐ While there are many articles and books about starting a business which have been written for a general audience, there are few articles written for the general reference librarian looking to help a patron with writing a business plan. This article contributes to that small body of work.
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