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Kauffman Foundation - Market Research: Competitors

This guide, created for the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac New Venture program at Grace College & Seminary, highlights resources freely available to the attendees.


NAICS (pronouced NAKES), the North American Industry Classification System, is the 6-digit industry classification system developed in cooperation with Canada and Mexico for classifying businesses for the purposes of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data.

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SIC Codes

The SIC (Standard Industry Classificaiton) Code is the system used by US government agencies to classifying industries by a four-digit code.   It was to be replaced by the NAICS code, but some databases and agencies still use the SIC Codes.

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Business Source Premier

Business Source Complete  contains full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and much more. Business Source Complete contains full text from the world's top business journals and is particularly strong in both management and marketing.

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