Financial Plan - What is the anticipated income? What are the cash flow projections? What is the anticipated budget over the next 3 years? What is the break even point? When is it anticipated to be met? What funding is needed and where will it come from? What funding is currently available? What collateral is available? What is the net worth of the principals, if applicable? Possible Data Sources: accountant; accounting software; Small Business Administration; Small Business Development Center; SCORE; banks; venture capitalists.
One crucial function they perform is the formulation of business plans. This plan is based on the information provided by the client coupled with the vast wealth of knowledge and research a business plan consultant has.
Internet Public Library - The Census Data and Demographics (ipl.org)/: An especially useful site that has links to information about countries other than the U.S.
American Demographics (adage.com/americandemographics): Just as the title suggests, numerous free reports about consumer demographics in the U.S. nationally and by statistical area.