Organizational Feasibility Analysis includes the assessment of:
Source: Barringer & Ireland (2012)
If you are starting a specific type of small business, such as a restaurant or a retail store, there often 'how to' books that might answer these types of questions. Try searching the Library's Omni Search, Amazon.ca or Google Books to identify relevant titles.
Do you require employees with specialized skills? How hard will it be to recruit key employees? Consult these sources for more insight:
The following sources can help when assessing production and operating requirements for your new product or service as well as the availability of affordable office, retail, manufacturing, of other types of spaces:
Consult one of the following trade directories in order to identify companies that manufacture or distribute industrial products and services. Most directories allow you to search by company, product, or brand name, or to browse by category.
The following sources provide information on business structures (e.g., incorporation), laws & regulations, business names, business permits, & business licenses.