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I need help with marketing research!

Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in the southeast Texas area, our network librarian can help you find the information you need to be successful.  Reference services include help and direction in collecting industry or market statistics needed for a business or marketing plan, researching specific market or industry trends, and identifying competitors, suppliers or potential customers.

Ask your BV SBDC consultant how you can access the customized research services that are provided exclusively to our clients.     

Link to additional business information resources at these websites:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/ – articles and startup information on several businesses
http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/-- SBA start-up information
http://www.houstontx.gov/onestop/ -- Getting Started Packet

Business and Market Research

http://www.census.gov/ – U.S. Bureau of the Census – extensive statistical data
http://www.econdata.net/ –Links to regional statistical data
www.adage.com/americandemographics - Demographic articles
http://www.emarketer.com/ –Stats on e-commerce
http://www.internetnews.com/ –Internet stats
http://www.zapdata.com/ – Prospect lists, company research, industry reports

Business Plans

http://www.bplans.com/
www.businessplans.org/
www.planware.org/

City of Bryan/College Station/County/State Information

City of Bryan -- http://www.bryantx.gov/
City of College Station -- http://www.cstx.gov/
Brazos County -- http://www.co.brazos.tx.us/
Burleson County -- http://www.co.burleson.tx.us/
Milam County -- http://www.milamcounty.org/
Robertson County -- http://www.co.robertson.tx.us/

Alcoholic and Beverage Commission – http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/
Commission on Environmental Quality –http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/
Comptroller of Public Accounts -- http://window.state.tx.us/
Department of Insurance -- http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/
Family and Protective Services (child care)  http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/
Governor’s Office – Economic Development and Tourism – http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/ecodev/sba/
Secretary of State (incorporation) – http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
TX Online-TX at your Fingertips – http://www.texasonline.state.tx.us/
Workforce Commission -- http://www.twc.state.tx.us/