This guide highlights sources to consult when preparing a business plan for the minor league baseball team, the Hudson Valley Renegades.
This page provides links to databases that provide industry/market information.
NAICS website is currently unavailable due to the government shutdown. The NAICS code for major and minor league baseball is 711211.
NAICS, which stands for "North American Industry Classification System" is used to classify statistical and financial information in the US, Canada and Mexico. These 6 digits codes allow for fairly specific industry categorization and are used by a number of databases.
Search the 2012 NAICS by keyword (ie. baseball) to find the six digit NAICS code for your project.
SBRnet Sport Business Research Network
Locate market and demographic information on minor league baseball.
Also, includes articles from a variety of sporting periodicals.
First Research Industry Profiles
Search on "baseball" for quarterly industry reports. These are specific to the professional leagues, but you may find some interesting points of comparison.
Conduct an "Industry Search" using the relevant NAICS code or a keyword description.
Always be aware of the date of a source before using it.