This page provides recommended sources to complete your Case Analysis and New Venture Development Plan.
The Firms Environment--Industry
BUS 302 Industry Tabs
IBISWorld Industry Market Research Over 750 Industry Market Research reports and global industries (at the 5 digit NAIC level)
Business Source Premier: This EbscoHost database will provide company SWOT, industry reports, and trade publication and business article
Passport GMID (Global Management Information Database) Euromonitor
Association websites (National Restaurant Association for example), references to associations in news articles
Trade magazine websites AND library article databases-the only place to find back issues (Business Databases: Business Source Premier, ABI Inform Global, Factiva, Lexis Nexis) or others.
Blogs and general web sites
MediaMark Reporter MRI+ There is a bit of a learning curve view the DEMO link before starting.
--free registration required for CSUSM; Must use your CSUSM Courgars address.
Consumer Purchase and Behavior. Use this database to research consumer product and service purchases and cross index with media reading and viewing practices. Data at national, regional, and county size, includes demographics. For example it can return results on the brand of detergent used in the last 6 months, what magazines are read, web pages visited and time of day the listening for radio or even which major websites are visited.
ReferenceUSA Consumer Lifestyles
Find consumer lifestyles by geographic area down to the zip code or radius.
Industry Potential Worksheet Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Excellent worksheet with directions for which sources to find answers to your competive environment.
Industry Concentration Ratios. US Economic Census
Business Plans and Profiles Index
This is THE SITE from the Carnegie Public Library, Pittsburgh. It lists and links to thousands of sample business plans. Go directly to the electronic links, or search our library catalog for those books in print, we have many of them at CSUSM
Business plans in the CSUSM library. Sample plans, and guides to writing effective plans
U.S. Economic Census Detailed Operating ExpensesHurdle: The book on business planning / Tim Berry
Library of Congress Guides for sample business plans. Note especially the Internet Resources link to the Business Plans and Profiles Index.
Online Business Guidebook / Created at Virgina Tech. Contains short outlines for starting an online business with suggested links to content.
Small Business Administration Starting a Business
Permits and Licensing
CalGold for Permits and Licenses An interactive business permitting and licensing database that guide the entrepreneur through required permits and licenses via industry type, California County, and city requirements.
California Franchise Tax Board
SBA Search for Business Licenses and Permits Enter zip code and regulated business if applicable.
Occupational / Employees
Occupation recommended resources
You will find a list of recommended occupational sources, Onet, BrightMind, GlassDoor. Job dscriptions, skills, salaries, forecasted demand and projections
Read competitor biographies and PR pieces in trade news articles (ReferenceUSA; ABI Inform/Proguest; LexisNexis; Factiva)
San Diego Workforce Partnership Job seekers, employers, training and education, economic indicators, industry statistics
O*NET dictionary of occupational titles HB2595 .O16 REFERENCE
Occupational outlook handbook HF5381 .U62 REFERENCE
Occupational Outlook: San Diego County HD5725.C2 O33 REFERENCE
San Diego Job Seeker and Labor Market Information New item 9/09
Contains Wage and employment estimates and salaries for SD County, employment statistics
Product or Service
GlobalSpec (Free registration). Global product and service suppliers.
Budget and Finances
Financial and Industry Ratios To locate SIC/NAIC, sources and databases with company and industry financials and ratios. How to locate industry codes, whether you start with company or industry info and how to interpret):
RMA Annual Statement Studies REFERENCE HF5681 B2 R6
Troy's Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios / Leo Troy.
REFERENCE 5681.R25 A45 2010
Handbook of Small Business Valuation Formulas and Rules of Thumb / Desmond, Glenn
REFERENCE HG4028 .V3 D478 1994
Business and Industry Data by Geography Great landing page for details below
Census Bureau Business Expenses.
2007 Retail, Accommodation and Food Services - Total and selected detailed expenses are available
2007 Wholesale- Total and selected detailed expenses are available
2007 Service Annual Survey - Total and selected detailed expenses are available
2007 Manufacturing - Detailed Operating Expenses are available.
2007 Construction - available in May 2010
2007 Mining - available in May 2010
Location, Location, Location
Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
See San Diego Business Journal Book of Lists for list of the 19 Commercial Real Estate Brokerages in San Diego County (other metro areas available)
Top 3 2011--
Commercial Real Estate figures--San Diego Regional Economic Development Council
Last Update: October 15, 2010 07:29