The business plan project. It could be assigned to introduce students to the process of thinking about a business and creating a business plan. A business plan could also be created to research a specific industry. Business plans may be created for totally new products or for a product similar to one already on the market.
As you create a business plan, these questions can help you determine where to start with research:
Thinking about these questions, both before and while you are searching, will keep you focused on a good result set.
For an overview on searching, check out the quick start guides for Statistical Insight.
The U.S. Small Business Association provides a guide to writing a business plan on their website. This Libguide used the SBA's Essential Elements of a Good Business Plan.