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Business and Economics

Business Plan How-Tos and Samples

Search the Library Catalog for books to help you create and write your Business Plan.

Keyword Suggestions: Business Plan, Small Business, entrepreneurship

Find Information on Similar Companies

Find Definitions and Basic Economic Information

Industry Overview Resources

Legal and Tax Resources

Licensing, Permitting & Other Regulatory Issues

Marketing and Demographics

Find Your NAICS Code

The North American Industry Classficiation System is how most industry statistics are organized. The code is broken down into 20 general industry sectors. Each general industry sector is then broken down into more specific sub-sectors of that industry.

Your general sector code and sub-sector codes can you help you find statistics.

Find Regulatory Information From Other States

Every State will have some type of Business or Licensing Department

To Find these department in Google:

  1. Type the phrase site:.gov
  2. Add the State name
  3. Add what you are looking for
  4. Hit Search

Example: site:.gov Florida business license

Find Trade Associations with Google

Trade Associations are a great source of industry information.

To Find Trade Associations in Google:

  1. Type the name of an industry, a product or a profession 
  2. Add the word association
  3. Add the phrase site:.org
  4. Hit Search

Example: hairdresser association site:.org

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