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Archives for April 2011

Taxes and Accounting

Download article as PDF Taxes Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information IRS Small Business/Self Employed – tax forms and publications applicable to small businesses. Tax Rates for all 50 States – from the Federation of Tax Administrators. Tax/Revenue Departments for each State Small Business Taxes & Management Quicken.com – Small Business Guide – Includes information […]

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Women and Minorities

Download article as PDF Compiled by Marissa Garcia, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Small Business Information for Minorities Minority Business Development Agency – Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, specifically created to encourage the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the United […]

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Media

Download article as PDF Industry Overview Advertising Age – 100 Leading Media Companies Mediabistro – Newsfeeds, job postings, blogs, and online classes. MediaCentral – News for Media and Marketing Professionals US Business Reporter – Publishing Industry Profile Book American Association of Publishers Book Publishing Industry News – from JobBankUSA, provides news articles on the book […]

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Medical/ Health

Download article as PDF Compiled by Haldun Unal, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Aging Administration on Aging contains statistics about older people and information about different programs for the elderly Assisted Living Federation of America contains several full-text articles, links, and information for owners of […]

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Pets

Download article as PDF Grooming Pet Grooming – offers brief discussions of startup costs, expansion, finance and bookkeeping, legal, insurance and basic grooming by breed. Food and Products Pet Food – recent press release regarding the U.S.dog and cat population within U.S households (55%) and also a 10 year trend study (1991-2000) of dog and […]

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Plastics

Download article as PDF General Plastics News Plastics Resource Society of the Plastics Industry U.S. Industry Concentration Map Quick Overview Industries in the Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing subsector make goods by processing plastics materials and raw rubber. The core technology employed by establishments in this subsector is that of plastics or rubber product production. […]

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Manufacturing

Download article as PDF Compiled by Frank Salazar, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Statistics and Trends Trends and reports from the U.S. Department of Commerce include: Annual Survey of Manufacturers; Current Industrial Reports; Manufacturers Shipments, Inventories, and Orders; U.S. Economic Census, Manufacturing Geographic Series; and […]

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Human Resources

Download article as PDF Compiled by Kelly Walser, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Associations/Organizations American Society for Training and Development – information on recent training trends. American Staffing Association – information on the temporary staffing industry. International Association for Human Resource Information Management – HR […]

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Publishing

Download article as PDF 1998 U.S. Census statistics on Newspaper, periodical, book & database publishers. Book Publishing Bookweb Statistics from the American Booksellers Association. U.S. Book Production Statistics from Bookwire. Booktrends newsletter about book publishing. Romance Readership Trends & Statistics from Romance Writers of America. Newspapers American Newspaper Representatives statistics on community newspapers. Advertising rates […]

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Housing

Download article as PDF Compiled by Stace Sorrells, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page General National Council of the Housing Industry – Charts and statistics on the housing industry. Contains some state and local information. Old House Journal Profiles several hundred companies involved in restoration: Name, […]

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Real Estate

Download article as PDF Compiled by Catherine Olukotun, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page General Resources Appraisal Institute Texas A&M Real Estate Center information for the real estate industry. Includes Texas and Southwestern states market reports. Residential American Housing Survey (US Census) – information about housing […]

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Home Services

Download article as PDF Compiled by Toni Stewart, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Landscape and Lawncare Lawn and Landscape – portal to the industry with an annual “State of the Industry” report with housing starts, growing firms, hiring and wages; member surveys on “Business Composition” […]

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Food & Beverage

Download article as PDF Beverage Industry BevNet – the Beverage Network Beverage Digest Beer Institute Online Institute for Brewing Studies– Information on professional and craft brewing. National Coffee Association NewHope.com – Coffee Trends Wine Institute – specific to California wine. WineAmerica – industry facts Beer Serves America – sponsored by the Beer Institute and National […]

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Restaurants/ Foodservice

Download article as PDF Industry at a Glance 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast: Executive Summary State Statistics – Restaurant Industry economic impact by state Research Articles – research reports The Restaurant Report – industry publication with articles Food Marketing Institute – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is a nonprofit association conducting programs in research, education, industry […]

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Floral & Horticultural

Download article as PDF Compiled by Marissa Garcia, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Floral Industry Florists Associations By State Society of American Florists Floral Industry Conventions California Cut Flower Industry Importing Cut Flowers Sample¬†Market Analysis¬†for a Florist Business (pdf format) Floral Merchandising Plant and Nursery […]

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