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Business Plans Index

A strong business plan is essential for understanding your enterprise and securing funding.

Find sample business plans here.

Click on your industry category below to see a listing of sample business plans within that category. These listings are combinations of plans that are available online and plans that are available in print format. A listing that shows a title, volume and page number is in print. To have one of these print sample business plans emailed to you, please call 412.622.3114 or email us. Items listed in the Business Plans Handbook are available in print and online in the Gale Directory Library, which can be accessed from outside the library with a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card.

Business Plan Templates, Sample Forms and Contracts

After using the business plans index to find sample business plans for your industry, create your own business plan using the templates and planning tools available through Gale Legal Forms and SCORE.

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Feel free to email, visit, or call 412.622.3114 for assistance locating business plans, and for help finding the market information and demographic data you need to make your business plan shine.

Business Plan Categories:


Animals & Pets

Baby & Children’s Products

Clothing & Accessories

Computers, Software & Electronics

Construction, Building & Engineering

Educational & Children’s Services

Entertainment Venues

Food, Beverages and Restaurants

Handmade Products

Health Care

Hobbies & Crafts

Home Products

Manufacturing & Mining

Music, Video & Media

Nursing & Residential Care

Oil, Gas & Energy

Personal Products & Services

Professional Services


Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

Repair & Maintenance


Sporting Goods, Toys & Games

Transportation Products & Services

Travel & Tourism

Waste Management

Wholesale & Distributors

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