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Research for a Business Plan: Cost of Doing Business

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Tips for Researching Financials

  • Find a comparable company in Mergent Intellect and use their business expenditures as a benchmark.
  • Look for books and articles about running a business in your area.
  • Talk to actual vendors to find out actual costs in your area for rent, etc.
  • Look for local real estate costs, local insurance rates, cost of equipment from local providers, etc.
  • Check out the Small Business Administrations steps to starting a business.
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics gives estimates for salary ranges by occupation.