Every business fits into an industry sector. For instance, a department store is part of the retail industry, and a motor vehicle repair outlet is part of the service industry. The following websites will provide various industry overviews:
Industry Data Finder
International Trade Data System's Industry Profiles
The Biz Tech Network
Small to Mid-Size Business
While corporate restructuring continues to plague certain sectors of the economy, American small business growth in the United States continues to grow steadily.
Small Business Administration
County Business Patterns