I recently completed a marketing and business plan for my own
jewellery business in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am focusing on
contemporary gold studio jewellery directed at the US wholesale
Market research takes some digging for our industry because it is a
niche market. Stats can has some info. The key is to try to tie
into government departments that promote business. Contact your
local business initiative agencies and keep asking questions until
you find the appropriate agency to help you - a lot of these
agencies have compiled search engines and gathered data that can
make it easier for you.
It may be very likely that there are government types that can
assist you with developing a business and marketing plan. The
assistance I received was extremely helpful.
Contact me offline and I can send you some attachments - I had a
major computer crash recently so unfortunately I lost my favourites
files so I don't have convenient links to sites.