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The Small Business Administration has a new and very useful online widget—SizeUp (www.sba.gov/sizeup). First it provides a free analysis of your business. Comparing your business to competitors is an important step in keeping your business plan up to date. Second, you can use the analysis tool to research business opportunities. SizeUp empowers small businesses to make smarter choices by providing many of the same types of business analysis large corporations use— for free. Continue reading
It can seem a daunting task to discover how many business entities exist in your market, how large they are, what they worry about, or how long they have been in business. The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy can help you discover the answers to these and many other questions.
Use of federally produced monthly and quarterly business datasets can be frustrating if you don’t plan your search strategy; this post describes the most popular series, including Economic Indicators and the Survey of Current Business. Continue reading
The long-term economic datasets provided by the U.S. Census are described. These include the five-year economic census as well as annual surveys and Business Dynamic Statistics. Continue reading
The U.S. government is the largest data collector in the world. Use the Bureau of the Census search tools and datafinders to find statistics for a targeting marketing plan. Continue reading
Targeted datafinders are an excellent tool for finding the economic statistics you need to fill out your marketing plan. Continue reading