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Resources to help small businesses achieve their goals

Industry Databases

Contains over 700 detailed industry reports.  Browse the items by scrolling down the page, or enter the name of an industry (or company within an industry) to get a list that meets your criteria.

Each report contains sections including industry outlook, lifecycle, products & markets and competitive landscape.  Many charts can be downloaded directly into excel and entire reports can be downloaded as pdf documents.

Obtain information about population, user preferences, audience statistics, buying behavior, education, crime etc.  This can be done for levels such as national, all the way down to neighborhoods.

Mintel Reports
Comprehensive information on markets for consumer products, travel, lifestyles and leisure. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market-share analysis and consumer profiles.

Coverage of spending, marketing, demographic and social behaviors in the digital world (social media, internet and mobile application, company spending, consumer reception, and financial data).  Great database for generating marketing and promotional ideas in a social media and internet driven economy.

Report include quantitative facts on finance, media & marketing, politics, telecommunications, sports & recreation and many more areas of interest. Sources of information are industry-leading market researchers, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Statistical data can be downloaded directly into PowerPoint, Excel, and JPG formats.