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Old 13th April 2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hello Folks,

I am writing a business plan and would like to now of any free websites that offer free industry information, trend analysis, marketing data, etc..

My industry is Laundry and dry cleaning

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Old 15th April 2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Haven't checked these very thoroughly, but here are some possible starting points:

Valuation Resources

BizStats

Found these using the following search in Google: "dry cleaning" industry statistics

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Old 2nd May 2007, 06:42 PM   #3
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The US census bureau web site has quite a bit of free demographic info.

Also, the bureau of labor statistics had a bunch of labor-related economic data.

At here in Seattle, our public library system supplies some free access to some great proprietary databases like Dun and Bradstreet (as long as you have a library card). You might want to check to see if your local library does the same.

I don't want to seem like I'm shameless plugging my sites, but I have a bunch of info from a book I wrote called "MBA's Guide to Microsoft Excel" available at my CPA firm web on the free stuff page. If you google on "Stephen L. Nelson free stuff" you'll get to the page, ah, heck, what I am doing, here's the URL:

www.stephenlnelson.com/free_stuff.htm

Note that the starter workbooks include some pretty powerful tools for handling the numbers. (This book, btw, was used at a bunch of different business schools in MBA programs.)

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Old 16th August 2009, 03:38 AM   #4
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Hi Washer1,
Were you successful in getting the laundry started?

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Old 23rd August 2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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You can also find a local SBDC (free service) that can help you with your research.

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