We’ve done our best to select the most pertinent materials for these Course Resources pages, but if these are not helping with your topic/project, we encourage you to use the Schedule an Appointment link in the Profile box on this page.
In case you need to find out more about the industry into which your new venture fits:
And finally, if you need/want to see if there are any companies already doing what you're thinking of, or something close to it. The following databases are listed in order of company *size* that they cover: from smallest to largest.
Try article databases for...
Specific studies of new venture management topics, or reporting on "what happened in new business x when managers did [y and z]."
The first two databases (Factiva and LexisNexis) are sources for articles from newspapers; the other three (ABI, Business Source Premier, and ScienceDirect) are sources for magazine and journal articles, in order by "increasing scholarly-ness."
Here are two sites that describe what needs to go into estimating start-up costs for a business, and an online calculator for plugging in values and seeing if your plan will work.
Many of the business plans in the Business Plans Handbook series (see the Business Plans tab) include budgets and costs too; definitely worth checking.
If your project is dealing with sci-tech terms or concepts that aren't very familiar to you, try these sources for more information. (Always helps to understand what you're working on...)
Just a few of our many resources for statistical data, in order from "most local and focused" to "most wide-ranging and possibly odd."