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Writing a Business Plan

www.bplans.com
At this site you will find free samples of business plans as well as advertising and marketing, and information on starting a business
www.sba.gov
Offers free online training in topics such as starting a business, writing a business plan, marketing, accounting, and e-commerce

Accounting

CSBS Accounting Tutorial (MS Word .doc)
Especially designed for CSBS Members

www.smallbizu.org/a101
Is a tutorial for accounting

International Trade

www.globaledge.msu.edu
Offers extensive country information for more than 200 markets
www.citd.org
Has an exhaustive amount of trade information

Business Writing

owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/
Offers writing samples and suggestions for Job Search and Resume Building

Currency Converter

www.gocurrency.com/?keyword=currency%20converter&CMP=SFS-70160000000CwVRAA0
A calculator that quickly converts all the world currencies

Time Zones

www.timeanddate.com
Has the "world clock" where students can find all the different time zones

Trade Fair Preparation

View a powerpoint presentation on practice firm trade fairs

tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Media-Guide/html/planning_trade_show.html is a website with simple guidelines for trade fair(show) preparation

Developing a Marketing Plan

www.bplans.com
Has sample marketing plans and helpful information for writing
www.knowthis.com/tutorials/marketing/marketingplan1.htm
Is a helpful site

Writing an Annual Report

www.ehow.com/how_16565_write-annual-report.html
Is a good site with simple steps for writing an annual report

Business Netiquette

www.bspage.com/1netiq/Netiq.html
Tips on international business communication over the internet

Making Presentations

web.princeton.edu/sites/mcgraw/oral_presentation_skills.html
Offers suggestions for preparing, organizing, and delivering great presentations

In addition, refer to Section 5 of your IBPF training manual for a sample course outline, a listing of various techniques and procedures for use in the classroom, activity sheets for "close-out" for each IBPF department (purchasing, sales, finance, and human resources), as well as a list of useful publications and organizations.

For questions or concerns not addressed in print, please contact your Help Line at csbs@mccc.edu.