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Published: Apr 19, 2011
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2018
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Related Business Plans Are Great Models

In the page below you will find examples of successful business plans. Researching your business plan can be a very time-consuming experience, but it is an essential and worthwhile investment. Your business plan will become your most important day to day operating tool. The information resources and strategies in this guide will help you create an effective plan and increase your chances for business success.

Review Sample Plans for Ideas

Most books about starting a business will include examples of business plans, as well as business planning templates. In addition to books, online business resources frequently include sample business plans. Here are a few to get you started.


Libraries pay for many online resources that you can access from your home computer. For example, get in touch with your local library to see if you can get access to the Gale Business Plans Handbook today.

Auto Dealership Business Plans:
This site offers a selection of free sample business plans, as well as articles on business planning. also sells business planning software.
This site provides a selection of free sample marketing plans. Mplans also sells marketing plan building software.

Library Resources

Access to the following sources may be available through your local public or academic library. For information on how to obtain a library card, and for additional information on using libraries in BC, please visit our Getting Access to Library Resources page.

Business Plans Handbook, Gale Publishing
This is a database of actual business plans written by North American entrepreneurs seeking financing for their businesses. Includes examples of many start-up business ideas. Access is available through many BC public libraries, made possible by a generous donation from the Sutherland Foundation. Affiliates of UBC can start here.

  • Used Car Business Plan - Budget Cars 
  • Automotive Dealer Group - Pompei-Schmidt Auto Dealers Inc.
  • Auto Sales Company - Mountain View Lease, LLC
  • Automotive Dealer Business Plan - Pallisimo Motors