I was doing some last minute research for my interview - and I hit the strategis web site. For those of you that don't know Strategis is your one stop shopping for Canadian industry statistics. Its an entrepreneurs goldmine of information.
The breadth and depth of the information is quite overwhelming. But they do a pretty good job of organizing information. It takes a while to find things - but they have implemented a categorization scheme.
Its the NAICS or North American Industry Classification System which looks something like this.
21 Mining and oil and gas extraction
41 Wholesale trade
44–45 Retail trade
48–49 Transportation and warehousing
51 Information and cultural industries
52 Finance and insurance
53 Real estate and rental and leasing
54 Professional, scientific and technical services
55 Management of companies and enterprises
56 Administration, support, waste management and remediation services
61 Educational services
62 Health care and social assistance
71 Arts, entertainment and recreation
72 Accommodation and food services
81 Other services (excluding public administration)
91 Public administration
Its yet another decimal based categorization scheme. Each of these major sectors is further broken down. e.g. 7111-Performing Arts Companies or 7113-Promoters (Presenters) of Performing Arts, Sports and Similar Events
More info on deciding where a company fits into the category here
Why do I bring it up. Just because its another piece to the puzzle of categorizing content on the web. This scheme could be folded into another scheme or could be used all on its own. Something to think about.
andrePosted by andre at April 21, 2004 01:56 AM