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ENTR: McGuire Center Entrepreneurial Research Guide
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.
TheStartup411: A curated website with links to a wide range of articles and resources related to the various stages of venture financing, including from the perspective of investors.
National Association of Manufacturers: Useful for seeing what the big policy issues are as seen by major manufacturing areas, and that can help in scenario planning. Almost every industry and industry segment has its own association, so look for one related to your interest. These associations can be not only 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.
PrivCo specializes in private company information and financial intelligence. You can search for venture capital funding, private capital funding, private M&A Deals, private equity deals, and has a handy knowledge bank to explain the differences between those types of transactions plus a whole lot more.
This market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships, and news mentions to help you see tomorrow's opportunities, today. To use this database, you'll need to set up a free account with your UA email.
See information in the ebooks found at The business plan tab.
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.