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BUS 107 - Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Info

A course guide designed to assist Entrepreneurship students

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DemographicsNow

  • This database takes time to load.  You may see a white screen for 15-20 seconds.
  • Scroll down or choose from the tabs across the top for demographics, maps, and reports.

DemographicsNow : A few examples of the reports available

DemographicsNow Sample from

Market Demand Map

DemographicsNow Sample from

Market Demand Map using create location

Choose reports.

Set Location : At the top, enter location or at the top, go to options.  Choose create custom locations.  Choose range by miles or minutes

Choose report type : Market Demand Map

Wait a few seconds.

Select a business type from the menu that appears.  Click on it to narrow the business type further. Continue to narrow your selection until you choose one for a report.

Run report.  Scroll down to view.

 

 

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Assess Market Risk Report

 

Choose reports.

Set Location : At the top, enter location or at the top, go to options.  Choose create custom locations.  Choose range by miles or minutes

Choose report type : Assess Market Risk

Enter the NAICS code

or

Type in a description of the business and a list of related businesses with their NAICS codes will appear (scroll down)

Run report and scroll down for results.

 

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Demographic Trend Summary Report

Get demographic information about an area such as the population by age and household income.

Choose demographics.

Set Location : At the top right of page, enter location.

Choose report type : Summary

Choose report name such as : Demographic Trend Summary (shown in image) , Simmons Entrainment Leisure Dining Summary, or US Census 2000 Employment Summary

Run report.

DemographicsNow Sample Shown below from

People & Companies Business List

Learn more about the businesses in your search area.

Choose people & companies.

Set Location : At the top, enter location or at the top, go to options.  Choose create custom locations.  Choose range by miles or minutes.

Select business list from the drop down menu.

Choose your search criteria from the options on the left.  Choose only from the options you are interested in.  It is not necessary to make a choice in every section.   

The sample shows no company name or executive chosen.  Instead, under Business Type, Keyword SIC/NAICS was chosen, and a description was entered.  A choice was then made from the possible codes that were displayed.  

Click the search button on the right side of the screen.

Results will be displayed next to the search.  For a new search, click the search tab and then the reset button on the right side of the screen. 

The location remains the same unless you reset it separately.

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Sample Business Plans

  • To see sample business plans, click on the Business Plans link in the Plan box on the homepage.
  • The business plans come from the Business Plans Handbook which can also be found in the Gale Virtual Reference Library found on the "Find Books & E-books" page of this guide.