Create your own freedom with a business of your own. The greatest benefit of self-employment is personal freedom. When you take more control of your choices you will experience independence that money can’t buy. No one can make this happen for you. You will have to do it yourself but Business Plans Handbook can help you get there.

Want to take your hobby to the next level? Want to be your own boss?
Why not let the James V. Brown Library help you? More and more people are choosing to start their own small businesses. One of the most time consuming parts of the process is coming up with a workable business plan. A good plan can help secure funding and get your business off on the right foot.

The James V. Brown Library offers a series of free ebooks with tons of sample business plans. The Business Plans Handbook, available through the eBranch, is a collection of actual business plans compiled from entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. The handbooks include plans taken from manufacturing, retail, and service industries – only the company names and addresses have been changed. It also contains a business plan template and two fictional business plans – all of which can aid users in developing business plans of their own. The plans can be printed or emailed, or even downloaded to an e-reader, if it supports PDF documents.

We have a slew of new plans for 2012, including iPhone App Developer, Nonprofit Concession Stand Business, DVD Kiosk Rental Business, Pressure Washing Business, and a Self Storage Business.

Each plan has an executive summary, market analysis, industry analysis, personnel, business strategy, services, marketing and sales, operations, and financial analysis – everything you need to put together your own plan. Try Business Plans Handbook  (Business Plans Handbook is a premium subscription service but you can have immediate access by using your library card or creating an eCard on the eBranch)