- In what industry is your venture? (Use NAICS industry nomenclature)
- What is your primary NAICS number?
- What other notable companies are in this industry?
- What companies are the industry leaders, and why?
- Describe the intensity of the competitive environment in this industry.
- What new ventures have recently entered this industry, and why?
- Are other new ventures likely to enter this industry, and why?
- Describe the buying process by customers in this industry. How strong is buyer power?
- Describe the substitutes available to buyers.
- Describe the major suppliers to ventures in this industry. How strong is supplier power?
- Describe the types and strengths of complementary relationships between companies in this industry.
- What are the major strengths of this industry?
- What are the major weaknesses of this industry?
- What are the major opportunities in this industry?
- What are the major threats to a new venture entrant in this industry?
- What are potential benchmark ventures in this industry?
- What is the financial model of a typical company in this industry?
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