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Business Plans

Finding Research and Data

To create a business plan, you need data and research related to your industry, the market, your competitors, and your customers. The databases and resources on our Company, Industry, and Market Guides can answer these questions.

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Company, Country, Industry & Market Research

Company Research Guide

  • Analyst Reports
  • Annual Reports & SEC Filings
  • Company Profiles
  • Competitors
  • Corporate Structure
  • SWOT Analyses

Country Research Guide

  • Doing Business In..... Guides For Starting A Business In Other Countries
  • Economic Information By Country
  • Industry Information By Country
  • Market & Investment Potential
  • Political Risk

 

Industry Research Guide

  • Industry Classification
  • Industry Competition
  • Industry Profiles
  • Industry Reports
  • Ratios & Statistics
  • Trade Information

Market Research Guide

  • Advertising Expenditures
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Demographics & Target Markets
  • Market Research Databases
  • Product Research
  • Public Opinion & Viewpoints
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Industry Ratios

Ratio analysis is used to evaluate various aspects of a company's operating and financial performance such as its efficiency, liquidity, profitability and solvency. The trend of these ratios over time is studied to check whether they are improving or deteriorating.

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