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Ingeniería e Investigación

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AVILA CIFUENTES, Oscar; CORTES ALDANA, Félix Antonio  and  RAMIREZ AYA, Andrés Yesid. UNBizPlanner: a software tool for preparing a business plan. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.1, pp.154-161. ISSN 0120-5609.

Currently, universities are expected to play a new role in society, in addition to research and teaching, by applying a ‘third mission’ of socio-economic development. Also universities play an important role in encouraging entrepreneurship through training for business plan. Business plan is a document that summarizes how an entrepreneur will create an organization to exploit a business opportunity. Preparing a business plan draws on a wide range of knowledge from many different business disciplines: finance, human resource management, intellectual property management, supply chain management, operations management, and marketing, among others. This article presents a computational tool that serves like support in the elaboration of a business plan from the Colombian perspective identifying the most outstanding stages kept in mind by national entities that have bigger trajectory in the support to the creation and consolidation of companies. Special emphasis was made in the stages of analysis, design and implementation of the Systems Development Life Cycle to develop the software. During the analysis stage it was important the revision of the literature about business plans keeping in mind the Colombian case.

Keywords : business plan; entrepreneurship; entrepreneur; software.

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