As you do your research, think broadly and creatively about where your target fits. Some industries are too new or too odd to fit into an established category. It also doesn't hurt to look at more than one industry.
Many databases allow you to use codes to search for an industry. Two codes that are used by all US businesses are NAICS and its precursor SIC.
If you have trouble finding the right code, you can always look for a similar/competing company in a database such as Reference USA and find the codes there.
Use the tabs across the top or the links below to find helpful Industry information: