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Starting A Business

Marketing, Cash Flow & Resource Downloads

 The worksheets & resource guides listed below are made available by the partners of the My Southwest Virginia Opportunity Steering Team.  It is our hope that these documents will prove beneficial to writing your business plan. 


Executive Summary Template

The Executive Summary condenses a rather large report into a brief overview of pertinent facts and figures.

Pitch Deck

Venture Capital Template provides assistance on composing a meaningful and successful presentation regarding your business venture.

Business One Stop

Business One Stop is a comprehensive site that provides resources for starting and managing your business. The site houses an onsite registration system that will assist with all necessary registration paper for the commonwealth

Business Plan Resources

Bplans provides a wealth of information on how to prepare a business plan. The website has free templates, sample business plans, outlines, and etc. This is a great resource to use in conjunction with your Small Business Development Counselor.

Marketing Plan

Mplans offers a variety of information regarding all marketing aspects. The website has free sample marketing plans, how to articles, marketing plan outline and etc.


Dropbox provides free storage and sharing capabilities for all of your documents, photos and videos.

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Small Business Administration - Market Research

Free market research offered by SBA.  This information will provide needed information for your business plan.    

Market Research - Consumer Expenditure Reports

The Bureau of Labor Statistics website will provide you with consumer expenditure reports that will denote what consumers are spending in your business sector. 

Small, Woman owned & Minority owned business (SWaM)

Are you a Small, Woman-owned and Minority- owned business (SWaM)?  If so, this program may benefit your business.  Use the links below to determine if this program is a fit for your business.