The Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center can help you find information for your business plan. We have two centers in Columbia: W1026 Lafferre Hall (College of Engineering) and Regional Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), 500 East Walnut, Suite 103 (giant parking garage). There are additional centers around the state. Go to http://www.missouribusiness.net/sbtdc/centers.asp to find a listing.
Use this guide to find information related to starting a new business and creating your business plan.
Most of the resources listed are available only to MU students, staff, and faculty. When you leave MU and find yourself needing information, look beyond Google. Check with your company and ask if there's a librarian or research office which can help you track down information. Contact your local public library and ask for the business librarian who can tell you what the library can provide. If there's a college or university nearby, call and ask what they have and what guests may access.