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Archives for 2007

Paint & Body Shop

For as long as there have been cars, “scratch and dent” shops have been around to fix them. Not long after cars became affordable for most of the public, car owners began looking for ways to make their vehicle unique.

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Biodiesel (Petroleum Refining)

In order to find cleaner alternatives to traditional fuels and to reduce dependence on foreign oil, the United States is looking for home-grown energy alternatives to traditional petroleum-based sources.

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Bookstores

The bookstore industry has been recently characterized by major consolidation trends and increasing internet sales. The independent bookstore sector continues to struggle for market share, sustain brick and mortar stores and implement new technology.

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Hunting and Outdoor Recreation

The hunting and outdoor recreation industry is composed of two major categories; hunting and fishing, and wildlife watching. Fishing and hunting category contains sportspersons, anglers, and hunters.

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Cleaning Services

The building cleaning industry has two main markets: residential and commercial. The cleaning services industry is a $46 billion dollar industry.

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Men’s Personal Care Products

In recent years, the media has projected a more stringent standard for the male physique; furthermore, this new and improved physique is meticulously presented. As such is the case, the public has shifted its collective view with regard to male grooming habits.

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Pet Grooming

With dogs in almost 45 million homes in America, grooming services have become even more important. It is also important that an accurate customer base is identified so that the best service can be provided. There are two types of grooming service set-ups, the retail based groom shops and the mobile groom shops.

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Bottled Water Industry

Since its emergence as the second largest and most popular beverage category in the United States, bottled water has become an industry of unimaginable innovation, fierce competition, high profit margins, and wide-spread marketing promotions.

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