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You'll need a Pima County Public Library card to access this resource (see the Getting Started tab for info on how to get a card). In the PCPL catalog, select the ebook in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Check the handbook's Financial Projections section. [Note: Access to this ebook seems to be limited to 1 user at a time. If you can't access it, try again later.]
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 association 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.
Learn how to read and understand financial statements and discover answers to questions like: Am I really profitable? Am I going to continue to be profitable? How can I get my business under control? Where can things go wrong? How can I secure financing?