Business Research Databases
March 04, 2011
For the last four Saturdays, the Grandview Branch has been hosting a series of classes concerning starting a business of your own in Missouri, hosted by Judy Bumpus from UMKC Small Business Center.
A topic that was discussed was the importance of researching and developing an analysis of your competition. Among the suggested forms of research were the library databases. Reference USA U.S. Business is an excellent means to discover who your direct and indirect competition is in the area you are targeting for your business. A custom search that includes business type and geographic area can reveal facts about the competing businesses in your key area such as:
- Name of the business.
- Who their parent company is.
- Sales volume.
- How their money is allocated.
On Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m., the Grandview Branch will be presenting a more thorough presentation of some of our business databases. Refreshments will be served. Sign up on our website or call our branch at 763-0550.