Useful for seeing what big policy issues exist in major manufacturing areas, which can help in scenario planning. Almost every industry and industry segment has its own association, so look for one related to your idea. These associations can not only be excellent sources of industry data, but useful for getting a handle on competition, locating suppliers, and even as a source of contacts for asking about the industry.
BizMiner produces very detailed industry statistical reports. Market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the ZIP code. Under "Industry Financial Analysis," see Industry Financial Reports (best for valuation, business plans, and corporate benchmarking: include industry financial ratios, balance sheet ,and detailed Profit & Loss statements) and Micro-Firm Profit-Loss Reports. Under "Industry Market Analysis," see market research trends, enterprise-specific and commercial site market analysis, Competitive Market Analyzer, and Sales per Square Foot Report.
Find data, research and technology covering the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions.
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Covers how small businesses are funded; capital market disruptions; the paradigm shift created by Google, Amazon, and Facebook; private equity in search of ROI; lenders, funders, and places to find money; digital lenders; non-traditional funding; digital capital brokers; and more.