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Small Business Snapshot Reports

Research reports on popular small business ideas, including data, trends, associations, related sources of information, and links to other small business web resources.

Coffee shop business

Coffee Shop Business

Think you have what it takes to serve up America’s favorite drink? Learn more about the Coffee Shops industry and what it takes to start a business of your own.

Bike Shop

Cruise through our bike shop report for tips on coasting to bike shop success!

Bookstore

Skim the latest bookstore trends, sales data, bookshop customer profiles, bookstore business plans, and other helpful bookstore links.

Surety Bond Industry

Surety bonds are a critical success element to virtually every small business owner. Without them, buildings would not be built and small businesses would not be able to occupy their lease spaces.

Web-based Business Tools

We had an opportunity to speak with Jake Villareal, Chief Marketing Officer of Apptivo. We interviewed him to find out about the advantages of web

Fine Arts Industry

The Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation sector includes a wide range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons.

Collectibles

If you love beautiful things from the past, an antique dealership business may be a good business for you. As an antique dealer, you will find, appraise, purchase and sell antiques either from your home, through a warehouse, a catalog, or a small shop, and now even through the Internet.

Organic Food Retailers

The simple definition of organic crops in the United States is defined as “crops that are raised without using synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or sewage sludge fertilizer, and they have not been altered by genetic engineering.”

Wireless Telecommunications Carriers

Meanwhile, technology is advancing so rapidly that wireless device manufacturers are constantly producing “top of the line” devices influencing consumers to keep up with the “Smartphone” trend.

Graphic Design Services

“If you’ve always pictured yourself as a commercial artist but your drawing style is closer to stick figures than Cézannes, then graphic design might be just the business for you.”

Beef Jerky Manufacturing

Aspiring meat processors beware: a handful of select brands dominate the pre-packaged jerky and meat snacks industry. In 2007, according to Information Resources, Inc., the four top-selling labels comprised approximately 87% of jerky and 97% of dried meat snack sales in supermarkets and drugstores.

Book Publishing

It’s a Brave New World for the publishing industry as it attempts to keep pace with the arrival of the digital age. The $1 trillion industry includes publishers and printers of newspapers, books, magazines and other materials.

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