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Business and Industry Databases
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When researching your industry, find the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) and SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes that apply.
Find Professional Organizations for your Industry
Industry professional organizations collect data and statistics that may help with your business plan.
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In your favorite search engine search the name of your industry plus the word "association" OR
Search Encyclopedia of Associations by the name of your industry
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Local Area Information
Research your competition in the place where you plan to start your business. Search for industry information in a local newspaper.