Also known as Finding Credible Websites: Evaluating Internet Resources (7 min.)
Business Plans and Websites
Use the questions on the Questions to Ask When Determining Credibility of Sources handout to help you determine the credibility of websites. Check the information by comparing several websites on the same topic. Take a few facts from one article and confirm or disprove them with another credible source (Stebbins, 2015, pp. 22-23). Use the fact-checking websites in this guide on the OneSearch for Business Information page under News.
Useful tip: Government and military websites, whose URLs end in .gov, .mil, .state.us, or .state.gov, may be credible sources of information. For more tips about using information from websites, watch the short NAU video below in the left column.
Stebbins, L.F. (2015). Finding Reliable Information Online. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
The Business Plans Handbook is a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents 20 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries. The company names and addresses have been changed. This edition also contains a business plan template and two fictional business plans.
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An accurate and nonpartisan source of data about the United States' economy. Information includes the gross domestic product, consumer spending numbers, personal income and spending, corporate profit, and much more.
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