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BUSN-0167 Business Capstone

Business Data

Business data like:

  • selected revenue/expense items
  • balance sheet
  • financial ratios
  • and profitable vs. non-profitable business

can be found using a combination of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and Industry Canada databases. To find the information you need, follow the instructions below.


1. Click the NAICS link below and enter your search words in the search box.

Picture of NAICS Code Keyword Search 

Note: Not every business idea will have its own NAICS code. Some may fall under multiple codes, and some business ideas are too new to exist in the database. You have to choose the code that best describes your idea.


2. Once you have the NAICS code for your business, click the link below. 

Note: This report only lists data from 2015. To look at trends for your business, go to Open Canada for Financial Performance Data from 2012 to 2015.

3. Click the Create a report button.

4. Choose the options you'd like to include in your report.

5. Enter the NACIS code for your business in the search box at the bottom of the page and click the Search button.

6. From the search result list, select the business that matches your code and click the Create report button.

Use your NAICS code in EBSCOhost to find articles related to your business.

Keep in mind these articles won't give you the statistics you get from Statistics Canda, but they may provide insight into your business.

1. Go to the Business Project tab of this guide.


2. Enter the following in the EBSCOhost Search Box:

IC "Your NAICS Number" (e.g. IC "311811")

Note: Not every NAICS code will relate to an article. Also, Canada-specific codes may not return results in EBSCOhost.


3. A list of articles related to your NAICS code will display. Click on the titles of the articles you'd like to read.