Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimising a business.


Gale Business: Plan Builder is a comprehensive step by step planning tool. It will help you to start, manage and get the best out your business and plan for long term success.

If you are exploring the idea of small business ownership, get help with an introduction to entrepreneurial concepts.

For seasoned business persons, the focus shifts toward supporting the management and growth of an operation. This includes getting a loan, seeking investors, buying new equipment, and opening new facilities.

This resource provides popular, proven business planning tools and templates. The tools assist to create documents and other deliverables such as a Lean Canvas, Break-Even Analysis, Lean Business Plan, a variety of financial statements, and more.


Entrepreneur Profile. This tool helps users explore what they can bring to the table as an entrepreneur and assess where they stand in preparing to start a business.

Business Ideation. Use tools such as Lean Canvas, SWOT, Porter’s Five Forces, and more to plan the high-level framework in which their business will operate.

Break-Even Analysis. Delivers insight to determine when a user’s business will be able to cover expenses and begin to realise a profit.

Business Plans. Creates a plan that can be presented to potential investors and lenders.

Financial Projections. Analyse a company’s financial future including capital expenditures, sales, equity, and inventory.

Access the Plan Builder tipsheet

  • Connect with Gale Business: Plan Builder and enter in your library card number and PIN. Click Get Started.
  • If this is your first time, click on the purple Get Started button to create your own personalised account. Once you have created a profile you can sign in at any time using your username and password.
  • From your dashboard, on the left of the screen, select your business type and work through the steps at your own pace to build your personalised portfolio!
  • You can easily view or edit your portfolio at anytime from your dashboard.
  • You can also download or email key elements of your "Build Your Foundation" documents directly from your dashboard.