Writing a Business Plan
Links to Tech Transfer-Related Business Ideas
University of Pennsylvania Center for Technology Transfer
Temple University Office of Tech Transfer Idea Feeder
Bplans.com (PaloAlto Software)
Bplans.com contains the largest single online collection of free sample business plans. In addition, it has helpful tools and know-how for managing your business. Bplans.com includes practical advice on planning, interactive tools and calculators, and a panel of experts who have answered thousands of questions from people like you.
Entrepreneur How-To Guides
Check out the useful How-To Guides from Entrepreneur Magazine on Starting A Business: The Idea Phase, Business Structure Basics and How To Find Product Sources.
Lippincott Library @ Wharton
Lippincott Library of the Wharton School offers business researching resources, such as market and industry reports. Personalized research assistance with a departmental librarian is available by appointment at http://www.library.upenn.edu/forms/appointment.html.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides a written guide to starting and running your business successfully. The site includes a section on strategic planning, essential elements of a good business plan for growing companies, writing the business plan, business plan workshop, business planning FAQ's and A Business Plan: The Roadmap to Success.
Startup Innovation Resources (Professor Ethan Mollick)
Startup Innovation is the academic homepage for Ethan Mollick, Assistant Professor of Management in the Entrepreneurship Group at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He studies the birth and death of organizations in innovative industries, and the innovation process itself. He has a book out on video games and business, but have conducted research on topics ranging from Moore’s Law to hackers. Professor Mollick teaches the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, Management 801, and provide many valuable resources for would-be entrepreneurs.