A Day in the life of a Researcher

  • In an booming economy, You have a great job so you will not have a tendency to start a new business
In a recessionary economy, You might have lost a job, so there is less opputunity cost, and higher probability to start a new business
 
In emerging markets it is better you start new business ventures
What about saturated markets, Is is good to start new businesses? 
  • With all this panic when Lehman brothers  collapsed,  i agree the Finance and real estate industry in the US & western Europe has trouble as US banks have 50% exposure to domestic markets and other 50% exposure to western Europe.

But all this panic must actually put more pressure on bottom lines and organizations must cut costs even more, and outsource even more. But the opposite seems to happen. BPO sales have been threatened, Small businesses do not want to start anything new and experiment. so the old proverbs stays good.

Business is not a pure science but a social science, as people are involved, their fears get reflected by the barometers such as the stock markets.

The postulates don't hold good in every economy and at every time, as technology changes, the dynamics change.

Markets don't have conscience, Read David Rothkof's Super class, the book does not deals people who influence markets. 


Read Rhoda Abrams- all books

http://www.richtermarketresearch.com/case-studies.htm

http://www.acronymfinder.com/ENG.html 

http://www.economicexpert.com/ 

http://www.turkstat.gov.tr/Start.do 
8A =Minority owned business by SBA for federal contracts–
SDB-=Small Disadvantaged Business
HUB=Historically Underutilized Business
NMSDC=National Minority Supplier Development Council
MBE=Minority Business Enterprise 
ASI# 157451=Promotional products distributors #
Clothing industry:

http://www.seams.org/links.htm 

Government contracting
and related information

Labor issues other resources state government online newspapers/publications

Legislative action

gives The top 100 US Cities by population, http://www.on-linemesa.com/  

 

Additional Sales Tax Information by State:

·         California - http://www.boe.ca.gov

·         Florida - http://sun6.dms.state.fl.us/dor

·         Tennessee - http://www.state.tn.us/revenue

·         Texas - http://www.window.state.tx.us

 Advertising industy

http://www.asicentral.com/asp/open/Research/index.asp

 

http://www.ppa.org/Media/Industry%20Information/2007%20Sales%20Volume%20Estimate/

 

 

 

http://www.networkworld.com/news/ networking news (tech)

 

commercial news distribution - news releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, financial professionals, investor services, regulatory authorities and the general public worldwide http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/about/ 

 

www.rhondaonline.com


 


 

cos started during ression or eco downturn MS, HP, kinkos, fedex, becoz cos abandon product lines, cut costs on mkt, r&D, ad, new product launches, cust service, reduce cap expenditures, stop expanding and innovation,

as per mercer mgt study '90s 116 cos cut costs, only 29% of them were able to grow profitably,

there is less demand for space, & furn  (so low Fixed costs) best lobor is avialable, low labor costs,

oppurtunity costs- u might hav already lost a job,

 

 

 

 

http://www.colormarketing.org/

 

trends in colors for 12-18 months for a vareity of industries

 

register website on www.networksolutions.com

 

trade mark search www.uspto.gov

local small busi develop centre www.sba.gov/sbdc/sbdcnear.html

www.sba.gov/starting/sbdclocations.html  

yahoo trade assn www.dir.yahoo.com/business_and_economy/organizations/trade_associations/


 

research sources

US gov www.census.gov click on economic census

www.fedstats.gov

www.census.gov/main/www/stat_fed.html index to other sites with gov stats

www.factfinder.census.gov

www.census.gov/epcd/www.guide.html '97 data

www.census.gov/epcd/ec02/guide.html '02 data

gov print press acess www.gpoaccess.gov

www.gpo.gov

louisiana state uni links to fed agencies www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html

stste & local info county patterns www.census.gov/epcd/cbp/view/cbpview.html

 

quicks facts http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/

link to state data centres www.census.gov/sdc/www

state/local/regional info www.state.(your two-letter state code).us

www.state.ca.us California

www.state.md.us for Maryland

lib of congress links to state and local gov sites www.loc.gov/global/state/state/stategov.html

links to state and local gov sites www.statelocalgov.net

small busi develop centres www.asbdc-us.org (click on ‘lead centres’)

www.bbb.org www.bbbonline.org

http://edge.lowe.org

www.fwe.org

sec annual repors www.sec.gov

consumer info centre of us gov agency

www.pueblo.gsa.gov/smbuss.htm

www.hoovers.com

dun and bradstreet www.dnb.com

 

suppliers info www.thomasnet.com

ebay and Indus http://business.ebay.com

yahoo b2b http://dir.yahoo.com/business_and_economy/business_to_business/

trade assn and trade shows www.asaenet.org

www.tsnn.com

news.google.com

chambers of commerce dir www.uschamber.com/chambers/chamber_directory.asp.

 

Nat assn of women business owners www.nawbo.org and forum for woman entrepreneurs www.fwe.org

www.nase.org

www.witi.com

Civic orgs www.rotary.org or www.kiwanis.org. yahoo dir of community orgs

 

www.irs.gov fed tax id number at the irs

state and local gov www.statelocalgov.net

www.loc.gov/global/state/stategov.html

state tax rules rates DOR web pages or look up rates (state, county, local) www.thestc.com

www.loc.gov/copyright

irs 15a emplyoee rules www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15a.pdf

fed labor rules www.dol.gov

your state site www.dol.gov/esa/contacts/state_of.htm

irs faq www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc509/.html

www.irs.gov/taxstats/

best energy consumption www.energystar.gov

list of assns of distri of 100 industries chk memebership of nat assn of wholesale distributiors www.naw.org/content/navigationmenu/about_naw/associations/about_associations.htm

nat assn of insurance commissioners www.naic.org/state_contacts/sid_websites.htm

credit scores www.myfico.com www.consumerinfo.com

Costco process www.Costco.com

Fin worksheets www.planningshop.com/worksheets

nat venture cap assn  www.nvca.org/members.html

tips on ads www.inc.com/guides/marketing

www.redbooks.com has ad agencies intl inclding a/c and brands gross billing, contact info etc..

website hosting services www.smallbusiness.yahoo.com/bzinfo/prod

sales lead for purchase www.dnb.com and www.infousa.com

www.businesslaw.gov

cannada

www.statcan.ca

www.statscan.ca

http://commerce.statcan.ca/english/commerce/

http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/release/index.cfm

www.businessagateway.ca

www.strategis.gc.ca

bank of montreal – economic research

www.bmo.com/economic/

us census bureau list of foreign statistical websites

www.census.gov/main/wwwstat_int.html

www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html

www.worldbank.org

www.worldbank.org

export country and Indus mkt research

www.export.gov/cntryind.html

state dept country background notes

www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

international data base

www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbnew.html

nat assn of manufacturers

www.nam.org

www.asqc.org

quality

www.isoeasy.org

society for HRM

www.shrm.org

www.advanced-hr.com

other sites for info us dept of commerce & dept of labor,  sec edgar data base

state gov: sales tax, franchisee business tax, city and county govts , planning depts. New busi licenses

quasi gov sources regional planning assns

Indus & gen busi trade assns

Trade publications

 

Corporate annual reports

Thomas register

www.thomasregister.com

wall st

www.wsj.com

busi wek

www.businessweek.com

www.redherring.com

www.economist.com

www.forbes.com

paid statistics and trend follower sites

www.forrester.com

gartner group

www.gartner.com

www.Jupiterresearch.com

predicasts f&s forecasts and PROMT( predicasts overview of mkts and tech)

infotrac by gale group

www.dialog.com

standard & poor’s industry surveys

www.standardandpoors.com

www.srds.com

Wilson business full text

www.galegroup.com/businessrc/

 

Community services

Chambers of commerce

Banks

Universities

Newspapers and online libraries

www.ipl.org/div/aon/

www.tsnn.com

Entrepreneur’s assns

www.asaenet.org

Merchants assns

Real estate agents

Yellow pages

Comp data bases

busi & trade info

individualized research services

mkt research sources

customers www.demographics.com

suppliers

distributors

independent sales reps

managers of related businesses

loan officers/factors/VCs

www.angelsforum.com

www.angelinvestors.org intl wing

http://ace-net.sr.unh.edu/pub

www.bvca.co.uk

www.evca.com

www.thecapitalnetwork.com

www.garage.com

www.gpvg.com

www.investorscircle.net

www.mava.org

www.naggl.org

www.nasbic.org

www.nvca.org

silicon valley capital network                                                                                                     408 541 7627                                                   

www.vcinstitute.org

V investing conf                                                                                                     212 279 2525                                                   

V one www.ventureone.com

Galante’s VC & PE dir – expensive to chk library

www.wavc.net

www.ventureeconomics.com

competitors www.marketingpower.com

paid services

Indus related research firms

Survey polling firms

Mkt research consultants

http://censtats.census.gov

http://factfinder.census.gov

http://quickfacts.census.gov

cureent Indus report

www.census.gov/cir/www/index.html

TOC

Exec summary

Co description

Legal name and form of busi

Mission/obj

Mgt team

Location

Co’s development stage

TMs, copy rts & other legal issues

Co product/services

Speciality busi info

Fin status

Milestones achived

Indus analysis and trends

Size & growth

Maturity of industry

Vulnerability to eco factors

Seasonal factors

Technology

Regulatory

Supply & distribution

Fin considerations

Anticipated changes & trends in industry

Target mkt

Demo/geo graphics

Life style & pscyographics

Purchasing pattern

Buying sensititives

Size & trends of mkt

Competition

Competitive position

Mkt share distribution

Barriers to entry

Future competition

Strategic position & risk assessment

Co strengths

mkt Indus opportunities

risks assessment

definition of strategic position

www.rmahq.orgonline_prods/onlineprods.html

Mkt plan & sales strategy

Co message

Mkt vehicles

Strategic partnerships

Other mkt tactics

Sales force & structure

Sales assumptions

Ops

Plant & facilities

Manu/prdn plan

Equip & tech

Variable labor requirements

Inventory mgt

Supply & distri

Order fulfillment & customer service

R&D

Capacity utilization

QC

Safety health & environ

Shrinkage

MIS mgt info sys

Other ops concerns

Tech plan

Tech goals & position

Internet goals & plan

Hardware needs

Software needs

Telecommunications needs

Tech personel needs

www.forrester.com

www.gartner.com

Mgt & org

Principals/key employees

BOD

Consultants/specialists

Mgt to be added

Org chart

Mgt style/corporate culture

Community involvement & CSR

CSR goals

Co policies

Community activities

www.bsr.org

www.cpsr.org

www.impactonline.org

www.svn.org

www.svneurope.com

www.svpintl.org

Development milestoes & exit plan

Long term co goals

Growth strategy

Milestones

Risk evaluvation

Exit plan

Fin

Inc statement

Cash flow

B/S

BEP (if needed)

Plan assumptions

Uses of funds

www.quicken.com/small_business

Appendix

Paid service

www.planningshop.com/research

free

www.planningshop.com fin pages

US mgt assn

www.amanet.org

www.score.org service corps of rtd exec

software developers forum www.sdforum.org

b plan competitors

http://50k.mit.edu

http://bases.stanford.edu

 

 

other links

Analyst Research Reuters.com

Analyst Research Stocks Reuters.com

Articles in Periodicals, Financial Dailies, and Newspapers IIMA

Business Monitor International - Home Page

Business Plan Software & Guide Contents of Business Plan

Business Plans- all ans

Businessballs

Cases and Notes IIMA

Census Bureau Home Page

CIA - The World Factbook

Clothing Industry Directory

Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress

Czech Monitor

ecb European Central Bank home page

Export Yellow Pages - U.S.

fashion indus search engine

Freight Companies

Freight Forwarders

Full Description Stocks Reuters.com

Global Intelligence Alliance - White Papers

Google Analytics

Google Finance

Hidden Skype Emoticons, Smileys

http--www.fashionclothinglist.com-

http--www.fashionindustryguide.info-

ICICI direct.com

IMF Statistical Topics

Indian Insitutute of Management Ahmedabad R&D

Indiataxes.com

Industry Economic GDP USA

Industry Research Basics - Biz Wiki

Main Page - ValueWiki

Market Research Portal

Market Research Reports - Research and Markets

Mkt research

ODP - Open Directory Project

Office of Industry Analysis start page

OFFSTATS Regions

OFFSTATS

Rankings - Doing Business - The World Bank Group

Research and Publications at IIM Ahmedabad(search option)

RTS Credit Service - Credit Search

Show Working Paperiima

slovak Monitor

STAT-USA-gud

Statistics - Country-Product Data USA

Statistics Estonia

STATISTIK AUSTRIA - Statistics

Taxation gen specfic laws new enrterprise gov acts india

taxStatistics world

Textiles Intelligence for the Apparel Industry and Textile Industry

U.S. Census Bureau Economic Programs

U.S. Maritime - Data Statistics

U.S. Universities, Alphabetic

uk stats

University of Denver, Penrose Library

US Census Bureau

WDI

Welcome to U.S. Maritime Administration Site - Data Statistics

WikiAnswers

Wikipedia

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization

WTO Economic research and analysis gateway - World Trade Report

WTO International trade and tariff data

WTO International Trade Statistics 2007

WTO International Trade Statistics, 2002 - Trade by sector, 2001

yahoo

Štatistický slovak

country-codes

GoogleLookup

Govt Of India Ministry Of Statistics

IT industry info
Virtual Trade Commissioner.  It delivers Market and Country information, Business leads, Trade events, News and International trade specialists assistance to your desktop.  www.infoexport.gc.ca
register yourself to the newsletter from
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euro navigator
SEO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdWords

https://adwords.google.com/select/Login

Identify keywords
List possible sources of information
Formulate questions
Knowledge@wharton
IBM Consulting report
Booz Allen & Hamilton report
BCG report
AT Kearney report
The Economist

Govt. Sites
http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/dmoz.org

http://www.chillibreeze.com/articles/top-KPO-companies.asp

 http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/19-3021.00

http://www.karlbuhlconsulting.com/

http://www.robertsanders.fr/

 free ads

http://classifieds.rediff.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERP5

never project more than 3 yrs

http://www.deloitte.com/dtt/cda/doc/content/dtt_mfg_InnovationEmergingMarkets_072506.pdf

http://www.indiaenews.com/nri/20060516/8011.htm

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/DATASTATISTICS/0,,contentMDK:20535285~menuPK:1192694~pagePK:64133150~piPK:64133175~theSitePK:239419,00.html

http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en

World Development Indicators

http://www.businessballs.com/ 

http://www.actuate.com/services/consulting/index.asp

sakti@premjiinvest.com 

 

http://www.planware.org/guide.htm

mkt research uk   http://www.djsresearch.com/

VC http://www.dfjfrontier.com/aboutus.html

http://info.waldenu.edu/businessmanagement.php?j_id=942&s_id=13168&affiliateID=4#top

http://www.bplans.com/sample_business_plans/index.cfm business plan 

https://www.anklesaria.net/CostModeler/CostModelerLight/default.asp?naics=311919&mat=0.276292552168649&lab=5.29958989306929E-02&oh=0.368711503124291&oox=0.2736666&pro=2.766667E-02
VC - start ups 

PE- existing businesses



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