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Kresge Library Resources for Entrepreneurial Action-Based Learning Projects: Industry/Market Research

The resources on this guide are for Ross teams working on entrepreneurial action-based learning projects, including MAP.

Industry Databases

Guidestar & Nonprofit Research Resources

Center for Nonprofit Management

  • Resources, tools and templates for planning, financing and managing nonprofit organizations and services

National Council of Nonprofit Associations

  • Network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Helps small and midsize nonprofits manage more effectively, collaborate, and engage in critical policy issues

Michigan Nonprofit Association

Kresge Guide: Nonprofit Organizations & NGO's

Kresge Guide: Social Entrepreneurship

NAICS and SIC Codes for searching databases

Business Classification Resources

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

  • From the United States Census Bureau, this is one of the two standard industry classifications systems used world-wide
  • The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy (from the Census Website)
  • This was last updated in 2007, so it may have better coverage of recent developed industries

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) – OSHA