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Guides and sample plans

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Industry information 

  • Marketline (Datamonitor) - SWOT analysis, competitors, market share, related industry reports.
  • Passport GMID (Euromonitor) - Focus on consumer goods & services. Background, competitive environment, market shares, industry data, outlook and more. .
  • eMarketer - Analysis, reports and data for consumer technology, e-commerce, wireless, digital media, internet usage and habits and more. Visit the eMarketer help centre for how to guides.

Demographic information

  • PMB Online - Results of Canadian consumer surveys with responses broken down by age, income, city, education, family type, etc. See this video or the PMB Online Database Guide (PDF) for how to read a report.
  • Simply Map - Create maps and reports using Canadian demographic, business, and marketing data. Note: You must register for account. Limited to 5 users/time. 
  • Statista - Aggregator of statistics and polls on a variety of topics. 
  • Statistics Canada - Detailed Census and other StatCan survey data .
  • Industry Canada - Provides industry profiles, including searches by NAICS codes.
  • Canadian Business Patterns- Number of Canadian establishments by city, NAICS and number of employees. See librarian for assistance in use

Article databases - Academic, trade and newspaper articles

  • Business Source Complete - Articles from business magazines and journals. International coverage with a focus on United States publications. Contains scholarly publications.
  • ABI Inform - Articles from business magazines and journals. International coverage with a focus on United States publications. Contains scholarly publications.
  • CBCA Complete - Articles from Canadian business and current affairs magazines.  Includes scholarly publications.

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Financial statements

  • Sedar - Corporate filings of companies operating in Canada, required by securities regulators, includes competitive environment, markets, products, assets and future plans.
  • EDGAR - Filings with the US Securities & Exchange Commission by companies listed on US exchanges. 10K reports give the most detailed information. Also available through company profiles in Mergent Online.
  • Mergent Online - International coverage, mostly public companies. Comprehensive financials, competitors, annual reports, and more.
  • Value Line Investment Survey- Concise reports on more than 90 US industries. Contains Timeliness rank, performance against Value Line composite, aggregate industry financials/key ratios and analyst commentaries.

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Financial planning

    • SME Benchmarking Tool - Interactive online financial performance tool to help new and established firms determine how they measure up to the competition. Enter your company's financial data confidentially and compare it to industry averages.
    • Annual Statement Studies-Financial Ratio Benchmarks - Contains financial ratios and industry averages for American firms.

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City-level data

For more information on how to research certificates see:

  • Simply Map - Create maps and reports using Canadian demographic, business, and marketing data. Note: You must register for account. Limited to 5 users/time. 
  • Stats Can GeoSearch 2006 or 2011 (view a map of various demographic trends)
  • Stats Can Census Tract Profiles 2006 or 2011 (view demographics of small areas such as postal code regions)

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Competitor lists

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Advertising costs

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Starting a business website

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