Investigators Toolbox | An extensive list of fee and free resources for competitive research.
Reference USA | via Free reference and research tool providing real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million US businesses and 234 million US residents.
There is a great deal of good information freely available on the Web.
The following websites provide a starting point for your business research activities.
They are arranged in categories to help you expedite your search.
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Human Resources Industry Research International Trade Legal Market Research Marketing Primary Research Tools Publications Science & Technology Search Engine Optimization Social Media Starting a Business Statistics ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Member Trade Associations at the ANSI portal allow you to search by name, ICS codes, and industry sector.
This listing includes associations that contribute to US standards and conformity assessments.
Directory of Associations | Directory Of Search from over 35,000 local, regional, national, and international associations.
Industry Trade Groups | Hundreds of industry trade groups and associations are listed alphabetically at Wikipedia with live links to each association’s Website.
American Marketing Association | The world’s largest and most comprehensive professional society of marketers Biotechnology Industry Organization | The mission of BIO is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for its member organizations –both large and small National Restaurant Association | The leading business association for the restaurant industry National Retail Federation | The world’s largest retail trade association TOP Biz Stats | Compare your company performance to others in the same industry Fintel Scorecard | fintel.us/products/Business Compare your company to others in the industry based on 9 core ratios TOP Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | carnegielibrary.org/services/for-businesses/entrepreneurs-and-small-businesses/business-plans-index/ Guide to business plans by type of business Entrepreneur Magazine has a wealth of useful information about business plan writing.