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The Fordham Foundry - Learn More About It!
The Fordham Foundry
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Fordham University (naming gift TBD) launched the Fordham Foundry in partnership with Small Business Services of the City of New York. Located in a shared office space with NYC Business Solutions near a bustling shopping district on Fordham Road, the Foundry is focused on creating and growing small businesses. This unique partnership between Fordham University and the City of New York marries the aspirations and needs of the Fordham community with those of the Bronx community, resulting in endless opportunities to solidify the Bronx as the next hub of growth and renewal in New York City. The Foundry is funded by the City of New York, the Gabelli School of Business, and various private and corporate donors.
Samples of Business Plans
Databases - Downloadable Handout
Writing a Business Plan...
Whether starting a small dry cleaning shop in the Bronx or founding a start up in Silicon Valley, it is important to create a formalized structured document in the nascent stage called a "business plan". This plan helps build infrastructure into your company, sets short-term strategies and develops a plan for growth. Its content may provide a platform for writing pitchbooks for fund raising, marketing proposals or developing website content among other efforts.
The Fordham University Library has many resources (books, ebooks, journal articles) covering the subject of business plan writing. Samples of such resources may be found in this research guide.
Websites on Writing a Business Plan
Links to Business Databases
On ProQuest's platform. Comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. Features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.
Business Insights: Essentials
Formerly Business & Company Resource Center. Research and analyze worldwide companies and industries. Extensive reference content from scholarly journals, news, market research reports, market share reporter, SWOT reports and more.
Business Source Complete
Full text for thousands of journals and other sources. Covers business, economics, management, accounting, etc.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Now includes Hoover's Company Reports. Major U.S. and world news company profiles, SEC filings, U.S. and State legal cases including Supreme Court decisions back to 1790. Features include alerts, saved searches, and collaborative workspace with share folders and annotated documents. FOR BEST RESULTS: MUST CREATE ACCOUNT & LOG IN; TURN OFF POP UP BLOCKERS. Click on the Business box for Company Dossier information.
Mergent Online (Includes Investext)
Comprehensive global company database. Includes deep current and historical financial and industry information with report building. Includes news, competitors, and much more.Use Firefox for best results.
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Books on Writing a Business Plan
How to Write a Business Plan by
Call Number: (LC) HD30.28.M3839 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Write a Business Plan in No Time by
Call Number: (LC) HD62.5.F533 2005
Publication Date: 2005
The Ernst and Young Business Plan Guide by
Call Number: (LC) HD62.5.S556 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Business Plans That Work by
Call Number: (LC) HD30.28.T5766 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Business Plans Kit for Dummies® by
Call Number: (LC) HD30.28.P4857 2001
Publication Date: 2001