NFTE publishes several books that can guide you through the process of developing a business plan. Visit http://www.nftetechnology.com/products  for more information and to purchase materials.
These organizations offer a wide variety of workshops and conferences, financial assistance, directories and other resources that can help you as a small business owner:
US Small Business Administration  - provides programs and services to help small business owners, including information about financial assistance, trainings and counseling, regulatory information and contract opportunities.
National Association of Small Business Contractors  - a trade association that supports the interests of America's small business suppliers who provide goods and services to government, prime contractor, and corporate buyers.
StartupLoans.org  - a resource tha