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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. The SIC was replaced by
the NAICS starting in 1997, but data is still available with SIC-based codes.
Lists and describes SIC Codes, a system that categorizes
businesses by type. SIC Codes are then referred to in a variety of business and
economic resources. Being replaced by NAICS Codes.
- Small Business Association - Starting a Business
Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Explore the topics below to learn the aspects of starting a business, plus find information you need to succeed.
- Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets.
- Encyclopedia of American Industries
A business reference source that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries. Search by keyword or SIC or NAICS.
- Encyclopedia of Global Industries
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Search by keyword or SIC or NAICS.
- Business Source Complete
The index and full-text of trade and scholarly publications in business, economics, and related fields.
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