Business Plan Development
Although there is an unlimited amount of resources (both free and paid) in the Internet for writing a Business Plan, I recommend starting from the links below:
- How to Write a Business Plan (UK Gov).
- A business plan for a Research Institute is quite different than one for industry or commercial business. So hava a look at a different structure here.
- A sample from a Research Initiative: DNDi.
- A sample from a Regional Science Centre.
- A prelimenary Business Plan from University of Minnesota.
Business Model Canvas
This is a very popular tool among start ups and the tech industry. It was introduced only in 2008 but became almost a must under Lean Startup principles. You can use it as a strategy and visualisation tool but it cannot replace a detailed business plan. See the principles and check out some tools to easily create a BC: