Business Planning Resources


2019 Guide to Starting a Business Argos Risk Surveillance
Provides federal, state, local and private financing resources. Delivers an easy, actionable and affordable tool to help assist and monitor the financial health of critical business relationships.
Provides a collection of relevant calculators to assist in your business planning. Has captured various free business and marketing plan templates. It also provides a number of how-to articles that can guide you through the business process.


Centreviews Business Intelligence
A suite of solutions built to be simple, scalable, and secure that helps companies identify, resolve and prevent problems with their accounts payables, accounts receivables or document management processes. Designed to provide business consumers with practical information about basic, but important, business product categories (e.g. phone systems) and specific comparisons of the vendors.


Dun & Bradstreet Initiative Foundation
Provides information on businesses and corporations for use in credit decisions, B2B marketing and supply chain management. Central Minnesota’s resource for community development, specializing in grant making, community planning, economic development and donor services.


James J. Hill Reference Library A Practical Guide
Business Stages for Entrepreneurs at the James J. Hill Library is a free online information resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them grow. Developed by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. SCORE
Whether you are just starting your business or looking to find resources for growth, provides a number of tools to help you achieve your goals. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. Here you are able to search for templates and tools by topic, industry, type or demographic.


US Chamber of Commerce Valuation Resources
The US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Nation provides a number of toolkits from Online Solutions to Sales and Marketing. You are also able to share questions and ideas on a message board covering various topics. A directory of resources which address subjects such as industry overview, issues, trends, industry financial information and financial ratios, and compensation salary surveys for a wide variety of industries.