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LIST OF REFERENCE SOURCES

Here is a great list of reference sources to use in developing a business or marketing plan. Although you'll find some references with links to websites, all of these sources should be available at your public library.

SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

  • PRATT'S GUIDE TO VENTURE CAPITAL SOURCES, by Venture Economics, Inc.
Sources of money
  • HANDBOOK OF BUSINESS FINANCE & CAPITAL SOURCES by Dileep Rao
Sources of money
Professional & trade associations
Professional & trade associations
  • STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION MANUAL (SIC)
Classifies by type of activity, used for comparability of statistical data
Name & addresses of equipment mfgrs & suppliers
Annual listing of financial results of 800 business lines
Compiles current and historical financial data for industries by company asset and sales size. Used by banks for analyzing business loan requests.
  • SOURCEBOOK OF DEMOGRAPHICS & BUYING POWER FOR EVERY ZIP CODE IN THE USA
Source for population and income data by zip code.
  • VENTURE FEASIBILITY PLANNING GUIDE, Jeffrey Shuman, Natick MA: Lord Publishing Inc, 1988
Feasibility planning guide.
  • BAROMETER OF SMALL BUSINESSES (Accounting Corporation of America, San Diego)
Gives operating ratios for many types of small businesses.
  • EXPENSES IN RETAIL BUSINESSES (National Cash Register Company, Marketing Services Dept, Dayton, OH)
Gives operating ratios for many retail businesses.
Gives raw data on manufacturing corporations in the U.S. that you can use to calculate your own financial ratios for various types of expenses.
Gives data for marketing research.
Gives data on industries.
Source of population, income, ethnic groups, etc., by county & city.
  • CALIFORNIA ALMANAC
Gives data on industries for California.
   
   
   
   

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