As you begin, part of the process will be to understand the competition. You need to answer the question, "How does my idea fit within the industry." Your product or service should stand out from its peers. In any presentation to investors you must have a clear understanding of your competition.
Cleveland Public Library offers additional options for research databases. Please consider obtaining a Cleveland Public Library card online at www.cpl.org or in person at a local branch. Anyone can obtain a card at no charge and once obtained will provide access to their suite of databases. If you already have a Clevenet card you may access some of the Cleveland Public databases, but a few require a CPL card. If you have a question or need directions to a branch contact CPL at 216-623-2800.
The following resources offer avenues into industry research:
Some questions to consider: What are the trends that affect your industry? What are the government regulations that affect your ability to enter your industry? What are the key industry associations?