Referral is emailed from SBC to Nanobator email address
Student conducts a 'Pre-Business Plan Checklist' survey by phone or in person.
Using the survey results, the student compiles a summary of standard secondary research sources (as available) consisting of:
NAICS code and description
US Industry summary [precis IBISWorld Report]
US Customer profiles and trends [precis Mintel Report]
Local environment summary (e.g. list of establishments with the same NAICS code within 20 miles of the proposed location; basic local market size estimates) [NC LIVE databases: Reference USA; SimplyMap]
Attach Completed 'Pre-Business Plan Checklist'
Student submits report to faculty reviewer for quality assurance.
Student submits report to SBC Director within x days
cc. Business Librarian
Scope note: International research is referred to the regional SBTDC.