The Market Research Institute can utilize the following research databases to assist established businesses that are poised for rapid growth and ready for the institute’s services. In addition to the databases that can be utilized by the institute to assist established businesses, OSBDCN also has tools available for new businesses and pre-venture clients. The first two databases below, SBDCNet and ReferenceUSA, can be utilized by all OSBDCN clients by working with an advisor at their local Center.
SBDCNet—In partnership with your local Small Business Development Center, SBDCNet can produce a broad spectrum of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to your specific business and geographic location. SBDCNet offers helpful articles, business plans, information on business operations, lists of competitors, customer profiles for products and services, demographics (ranging from global to neighborhood-level data), psychographic characteristics, lists of trade associations and trade shows, industry trends, sample business forms and documents, and lists of manufacturers and suppliers.
ReferenceUSA—Along with detailed information on public and private companies, Reference USA contains labor, consumer and real estate data. Researchers can choose from hundreds of individual, geographic or neighborhood data selections to locate information on 24 million companies and 235 million residents. ReferenceUSA is available at all Oregon SBDCs.
IBISWorld—Highly skilled analysts monitor and evaluate economic, demographic and government data. Obtain objective data, insight and analysis on more than 1,000 US industries from IBISWorld, including current and future market conditions, competitive analysis, key success factors, economic landscape, procurement research and suppliers.
BizMiner—Industry, financial and market reports at national, state, county and metro levels. Get professional insight and data on 9,000 US industry sectors from BizMiner, and measure your business with local and US peers in sales and profits.
OLMIS (Oregon Labor Market Information System)—Provides Oregon employment data, including industry trends, wages and income across industries, and job rates and growth by industry and occupation.
Esri—Researchers access demographic, health, economic, education and business data variables, combined with instant reports and interactive color-coded maps. Esri is the world’s major supplier of GIS (Geographic Information System) software.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics—Employment data from the US Department of Labor, including wage estimates for occupations and industries, along with demographic data and data on the spending habits of US consumers.
If you want your business to benefit from the Institute’s research services, register here to meet with an Advisor at your local SBDC.