The Herman J. Russell, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship, a unit of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has issued a call for entries for its 2010 Business Plan Competition. Participants compete for two awards, each of which comes with cash prize of $5,000. Notice of intent to participate is due September 1, 2010. Full details regarding the completion requirements and other deadlines are posted on the Entrepreneurship Center’s Business Plan Competition web site.
The GSU Library has some excellent resources for researching and writing a business plan. Search the Gale Virtual Reference Library database for sample business plans. Tablebase is an excellent database for finding consumer product market share information. Figure out the local market or competition with business lists from ReferenceUSA. For information on how to use these databases – and much more — check out the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Research Guide or contact a Business Librarian for a consultation.