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Entrepreneurship & New Business

Tips and tools to research startup business ideas, consumers, industries, and locations.

Who are my competitors?

You’ll want to identify who the competition is in your local market.  The resources below can help.

Tools for competitor analysis

  • Use Mergent Intellect to identify and locate potential competitors in your industry. 
  • Is there room in the market for your new business?
  • How are the other companies doing?  (look at estimated sales)


  • In addition to understanding the industry's health in your region, you can use the "Industry Market Report" in Bizminer to generate a list of competitors.


  • In addition to finding demographics of your local market, you can also use the "Business" feature to map locations of companies by name or industry.
  • You can use the information to generate a list of competitors and their addresses.