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Four World Map Perspectives

Everyone naturally sees things from their own personal perspective, and therefore, we are each the ‘center of our own universe,’ right? When it comes to mapping, this could not be truer. When you enter an address in say, Google Maps, what does the tool do? It centers the map on that point, of course! No […]

The Shrinking of the Middle Class in America

The Shrinking of the Middle Class in America Even as the economy is reported to be in ‘recovery’ we continue to hear about the long-term impact of the ‘Great Recession’ on the Middle Class, particularly that it is shrinking. Is it true? Take a look at the data, and it’s hard to disagree. Fewer households […]

Painting Industry – Looking Brighter

Painting Industry – Looking Brighter The painting industry includes businesses primarily involved in applying paint, special coatings and wall coverings to the interiors and exteriors of buildings for both residential and non-residential customers.  As such, the industry is closely tied with overall trends in home improvement and the construction industry. The past five years have […]

Floral Industry – Valentine’s Day Roses

On this day of love, the floral industry is blooming! According to Florint.org (International Floral Organisation), 25% of adults in the U.S. purchased flowers or plants as gifts for Valentine’s Day in 2013. Men outpaced women 2 to 1 on this holiday (64% vs. 36%, respectively). Similar sales levels are expected in 2014. Men give […]

Median Income vs. Median Rent Heat Maps

Median Income vs. Median Rent Heat Maps – business site location analysis tools We hear a lot about the real estate market these days and how fluctuating costs are impacting local economies. If your business relies on minimum wage employees, for example, it will be more difficult to maintain a workforce if located in an […]

Meal Preparation: “Don’t Have Time” Heat Map – Service Franchise Opportunity

Meal Preparation: “Don’t Have Time” As a society, time is a commodity of which we never seem to have enough. One of the casualties of lack of time is the shrinking number of families spending time together around the dinner table enjoying homemade meals. Meal preparation businesses are growing in popularity to fill this gap in […]

Climate Data – Particulate Matter Index

Climate Data: Particulate Matter Index Location – Location – Location; the age-old advice when opening a business is just as true today as it has ever been. There are many factors to take into consideration from property accessibility to a well-matched customer base to operating costs and more. Additionally, environmental conditions and regulations can also […]

Golf Industry on the Upswing

Golf Industry on the Upswing: Market Entry Opportunities Golfing in the U.S. is estimated to be a $25 billion industry – $20 billion in greens fees, $4 billion in equipment and $1 billion in apparel sales. In addition to operating golf courses and country clubs, other industry activities include providing food and beverage services, equipment […]

The Winning Ticket – State Lotteries are Big Business for Authorized Retailers

The Winning Ticket State Lotteries are Big Business for Authorized Retailers If you saw the 1998 movie “Waking Ned Devine,” you’ll never forget the opening scene when poor Ned dies of shock with a smile on his face and the winning lottery ticket firmly grasped in his hand. The remainder of the movie is filled […]

Where are the Microbrewers?

Last year we published the blog post below showcasing our data mapping in response to the question: Where are the Beer Drinkers?  We’d like to update our post with a great map that was created to showcase the abundance of Microbrewers around the U.S. from the great folks at CraftBeer.com in celebration of American Craft Beer […]