The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is used to classify businesses according to the type of work they do. Knowing the NAICS code for your industry is helpful when searching for specific business and marketing information.
Here are two quick and helpful guides on NAICS codes:
You can find your NAICS code by clicking on "2017 NAICS" link under Reference Files on the left hand side. Most of your business proposals will be in the "44-45 Retail" section.
Another way to find your NAICS code, is to do a keyword search in the "2017 NAICS Search" box near the top left.
Here are some examples:
Use the NAICS code that you found in Step 1 to find statistics about your industry.
OneSearch is really what it's name implies, one place to search for many different kinds of sources, including; books, eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos, and more!
Example Searches (you can copy and paste these into the search box above):
Limit your search to trade publications by selecting 'Trade Publications' under 'Source Types' on the left.
You also can run searches using a NAICS code too!
Doing this will often bring up industry reports that contain a lot of statistics.