Online Resources Reference USA (*need a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card, you’ll be asked for the number)

  • Market Analysis
  • Potential Market (if you are selling to other businesses or if you need residential listings)
  • Competitive Analysis (who else is in the same business and where are they located)
  • Marketing Strategy (sign companies, printers, grand opening mailing addresses, etc.)


  • Location
  • Equipment (check for “used” equipment companies and “wholesalers”)

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