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Discussion in 'Business Models, Niches, Industries' started by phlgirl, Oct 10, 2007.

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    Does anyone have suggestions as to the best resources for Business & Industry statistics/standards? Online or otherwise? For example, a place where one can obtain an average net profit for a particular business type?

    Thanks for your input.
     
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    http://www.census.gov/csd/susb/susb.htm

    Economic Indicators. Detailed current statistics on national income, wages, credit, consumer and wholesale prices, stock and bond yields, unemployment, business activity, international statistics, etc. Survey of Current Business. Major source for current business statistics including indexes for income payments, industrial production, commodity prices, statistics on construction and real estate, etc. Updates Business Statistics. Also has several articles concerning overall state of the economy.Census of Retail Trade. Data on about 100 kinds of retail enterprises are given by state, MSA and areas outside MSAs. Coverage includes number of establishments, sales, payroll, and employment.
    Census of Service Industries. Data similar to those of the Census of Retail Trade. Census of Wholesale Trade. Data on 118 kinds of wholesale businesses are given by state, MSA and areas outside MSAs. Coverage includes number of establishments, sales, payroll, employment, operating expenses, size, legal form of organization, and kind of operation. Also could be more specific if knew type of business proposal.
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    Thanks, Janet. Just spent some time on a few of those.....very helpful.
     
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    Thanks, Randall - really like that this gives you the expenses as a % of sales (so I don't have to do the math myself). :) If I take the industry average Revenue (from Janet's link) and combine it with the percentages given for all expenses here, it gives you a really great place to start, for a business plan. Rough, of course.... but a great start!

    Awesome. Thanks to you both.
     
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    I think IBISWorld.com does that sort of stuff.

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