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Research for a Business Plan: Local Business

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Research for a Local Business

Your business may be very different from the major industries covered by databases. Here are some tips to make your research fit your business idea at a local level:

  • Find industry information that is potentially relevant, even if it is not an exact fit.
  • Check with local Chambers of Commerce or visitors bureaus for local economic and industry information.
  • Look for local chapters of national associations. You might even contact them personally.
  • Find a sample company that is close to yours as a benchmark.