Navarro College SBDC Resources

Getting Started

Documents to help determine if your business concept will work and make money

List of Resources

A list of resources to help with your small business.

Feasibility Comparison

A worksheet for determining the practicality of a business idea.

Business Plan

Everything you need to write your business plan effectively

Executive Summary Template

Use this easy-to-follow template when building an executive summary.

Demographic Analysis

Build a customer profile with the help of this document.

Competitive Analysis

Use this document to help find what makes your business unique.

Business Plan Outline

The standard version used by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SBDC’s across the nation.

Financial Worksheets

Financial components and worksheets for your business plan

Financial Template

Financial spreadsheets for looking at profit and loss, cashflow, as well as other aspects of finance.

Marketing Plan

Worksheets that make creating a marketing plan easier

Target Market Analysis

Defining a target market is an important way to maximize marketing efforts.

SWOT Analysis

A worksheet to determine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your business as well as your competition.

Marketing Plan Template

A template for a marketing plan that includes industry trends, goals, tactics, and other aspects.

SBA Loans

Types and methodology to obtaining an SBA guaranteed loan

Loan Package Checklist

List of documents that are usually requested by the bank when considering an SBA guaranteed loan and a conventional loan.

Key Points to Borrowing Money

This discussion outlines some of the key factors a bank uses to analyze a potential borrower. Also included is a self assessment checklist at the end of this section for you to complete.

Buying a Business

Important tools when considering the purchase of a business


Franchising can be a great alternative if you want to have some guidance in the start-up phase of the business.

Checklist for Buying a Business

20 things to know before you buy a business!

Buying a Business

There are many different types of businesses to buy. Take these steps to narrow down the list of potential businesses you may want to purchase.


More valuable documents and resources for your business

Overhead Rate Calculation

A company can use performance ratios, such as an overhead rate, to effectively manage its operations and to measure its overall performance against that of similar companies in its industry.

Minority Certification and Government Contracting

A list of websites for information on how a small business can get minority certified.