Your 2016 National Small Business Week Read-Along Guide Is Here!

At Bplans, we’re happy to celebrate National Small Business Week by giving you access to the best resources and advice we have for small businesses.

Jonathan Michael |

Resources for Starting and Managing Your Restaurant

The key to starting and running a successful business is knowing what you're doing. And, what better way to do that than scour our list of useful (and fun) resources?

Angelique O'Rourke |

How to Attract Customers to Your Restaurant

Whether you're still planning your restaurant or you've already started it, there are a number of strategies you can implement to increase your profit margins. From the tried-and-tested to the creative, these are restaurant hacks that work!

Candice Landau |

How to Write a Business Plan in Days, Instead of Weeks

We've learned a few things that can make the business planning process much easier and faster. Here’s our list of tips, tricks, and resources.

Noah Parsons |

Do You Really Need Full-Time Employees?

You’ve decided that it’s time to hire your first employee—or maybe multiple employees. But what kind of employee fits your business needs?

Briana Morgaine |

Take Control and Plan to Grow: A Guide to the Strategic Growth Business Plan

Strategy in your business plan serves as a reminder of what’s most important. Hint: It's about what you're not doing.

Tim Berry |

If Your Team Isn’t on Board with Your Brand, You’re in Trouble

Follow these tips to build brand loyalty, and create a brand with "buy-in" from both customers and team members.

Elicia Putnam |

How to Start a Travel Business

If you love travel, love the planning process, and enjoy helping others have great experiences, you might consider starting a travel agency.

Briana Morgaine |


Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Template Download

Stuck looking at a blank page? Get to know the general layout of a standard business plan with this free template.

One-Page Business Pitch Template

Validate a new business idea, or quickly develop your business strategy by starting with a one-page pitch. Do this before you plan!

Tim Berry's Guide to Starting a Business

Expert guidance on starting a business from business planning authority Tim Berry.

The Art of Pitching for Funding eBook

Need Cash? Pitching expert, Caroline Cummings, shares pitch techniques, secrets and tools in this easy-to-read guide.

Free SWOT Analysis Template

Develop smart strategies to grow your business by conducting a simple SWOT Analysis. Start with this one-page template.

"Start, Run & Grow Your Business" ebook

Tips and advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to take their company to the next level.