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Conducting a Market Analysis
This free survey template library will give you ideas not only for your own surveys, but what to think about when it comes to customer research. You'll need to sign up for a free account to access the information.
Free Sources of Market Data from the SBA (article)
Pointers for comparing yourself to the competition and where to find information about your market.
10 Steps to Industry Research (University of Florida)
SBA Guide to Conducting Market Research
Research Resources from Quora
Some very good answers for finding information, from tapping libraries without a library card to following trending articles on your topic.
Economic Development Resources
Will your business make it? Run through this list to see if your idea has what it takes.
Consumer Research Data Points
See what's included in geography, demographics, psychographics and behaviors.
We've got a special list of apps for Web, iOS and Android.
Thousands of datasets from global providers. Explore, upload your own data and create visualizations and reports for free.
An easy and interactive website that you can manipulate to see how people move around.
Online Media Consumption
Bitly, the URL shortener, offers this live, interactive map to see how media properties, like the Huffington Post and Slate, are being consumed across the U.S.