Free Business Research and Business Statistics
Butler Consultants offers you, the entrepreneur, free business research, business statistics and financial tips. Our financial research can be used in your business planning process. Here you will find a great range of free business research, business statistics and financial analysis to assist you and your business.
Additional Business Statistics
Hoovers Inc. provides a helpful website for business research and data for business statistics. Hoover’s Inc. is a D&B Company, intended to deliver comprehensive insight and analysis about the companies, industries, and people that drive the economy.
Free Business Plan Template
Financial-Projections.com offers a free, step-by-step business plan template. This template includes 18 different sections to complete a full business plan. Our Business Plan Template is designed to fit all business types, and assist you in completing a comprehensive business plan. Butler Consultants offers a service to complete the entire business plan that can lead to a successful company.
Free Industry Statistics
Financial-Projections.com offers free industry data. The data presents an analysis of the income statement and the percent of sales that each line item represents. The breakdown includes: Revenue, Cost of Revenue, Gross Profit, Officer Compensation, Salary and Wages, Rent, Taxes, Interest, Amortization, Depreciation, Advertising and Marketing, Other SG&A, Total Personnel, Total Expenses, and Net Profit.
Small Business Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
Small Business Frequently Asked Questions is designed to answer questions about U.S. small businesses. Other sources for similar information can be found at SBA or Score’s websites. This page will answer questions regarding small business size, jobs created, how many open and close, and survival rate.
Financing Your Start-up & Raising Capital Raising capital is the most basic of all business activities, but it is often a complex and frustrating process. However, if you have studied and planned effectively, raising money for your business will go as smoothly as possible. Start your effective planning process with Butler Consultants.
Company Structure – Business Ownership
There are many factors to consider when choosing a company structure. The choice you make will have an impact on several aspects of your organization, including taxes, liability, ownership succession, and more. It is important to consult with an accountant and attorney to help you select the form of ownership that is right for you.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The NAICS has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. NAICS was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics regarding business activity across North America. For the first time, government and business analysts will be able to compare directly industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement countries.
Small Business Failure Rates & What You Can Do About It
Small Business Administration (SBA) shows that “two-thirds of new employer establishments survive at lease two years, and 44 percent survive at least four years.” A strong business plan and comprehensive financial projections and analysis increase the success rate of a new company. Here are a few reasons that the SBA lists as to why companies fail.
Small Business Impact on the Economy
There are an estimated 27 million small businesses in the United States. These small businesses employ around half of the private sector workforce in the United States. 52% of home based businesses fall into the small business category. Roughly 40% of high tech employees are hired by small businesses. An astonishing 97% of all exporters of goods and 99.7% of all employer firms are small businesses.