Has anyone already done this? I'm getting quite worried. I went to a training event and they suggested doing a "dry run" by giving the kids a folder of research folder and getting them to answer one of the questions. I thought about getting some information from my hairdresser, who's very helpful and friendly, and I'm sure wouldn't mind answering some questions. I'm sure she wouldn't mind me interviewing or surveying her customers too, but as for asking for information which they could use to put into charts or graphs, such as sales or profit figures, I just wouldn't go there. My worry is that my students are even less likely to want to speak to local business people and that they will struggle to get any real key information. What have others done, and what sort of information have they been ablet to get?