2. Competition - Who, How Many, How Big?
Questions you should answer within your business plan:
Trade Journals: report on industry trends and includes small and private companies. For articles on the company, search online Databases such as: Factiva, Lexis-Nexis and Proquest. See links below.
Obviously, check the Competitions' websites!!!!
Chamber of Commerce as a resource, i.e. Bothell, Woodinville, and Ballard. They have listings of all the Member Businesses. Understand your competitor's location and how that may help them. They might be located near a natural resource used in their product or close to a university for an inexpensive educated labor force.