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Food Business Management & Leadership: Business Planning & Start-up Guides

Library Information & Resources for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs.

How to Find Financial Information & Business Regulations

Business Planning and Restaurant Management books and websites can provide general information and guidance about what you need to start a business. Specific information is available from local state & regional governments and professional sources.

  • Regulations, Permits, & Licensing from Local Governments: The government website of the state where you will operate your business will have a Business department with instructions and forms online. 
  • Financial Information:  Food and restaurant supplies, purchasing & inventory control, start-up costs, real estate, labor, banks & lenders. 

Sources for Information

  • State and City government websites' Business Department
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) for your state - SBA District Offices
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Professional Association, a state chapter of a national organization such as the National Restaurant Association
  • Local Commerical Real Estate Companies or Realtors Association
  • Local Banks
  • Local or National Wholesalers and Restaurant Suppliers can be found through a web search or professional directory. For Example:

Food & Product Development

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