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Market Research Links

These link directories contain web resources sorted by type of industry. An alphabetized list of these link directories appears in the sidebar to the right.

Child Care Business

Childcare web links directory showing where to find daycare / childcare business information, professional certifications, trade associations.

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Demographics

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Understanding your customer is key to the success of any small business. Fortunately, there are many great sources of data on the population and how it is changing — this is called Demographics Data. This page is a collection of some of the best sources for demographics data. Most of these links are to public […]

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Social Media & Internet Marketing

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Compiled by Shuchi Nagpal, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Internet Advertisement A form of promotion that uses the Internet and World Wide Web for the expressed purpose of delivering marketing messages to attract customers. Examples of online advertising include contextual ads on search engine results […]

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Media

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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 publishing industry American Booksellers […]

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Medical/ Health

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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 facilities, elderly, and their […]

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Pets

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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 cat ownership. Pet Product […]

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Plastics

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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. Plastics and rubber are […]

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Manufacturing

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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 the U.S. Economic Census, […]

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Publishing

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Compiled by Catherine Olukotun, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page 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 […]

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Housing

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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, address, phone, fax, brief […]

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Real Estate

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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 characteristics for selected metropolitan […]

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Home Services

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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” and “Mowing”; supplier directory; […]

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Food & Beverage

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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 Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), […]

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Restaurants/ Foodservice

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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 relations and public affairs. […]

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Floral & Horticultural

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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 Industry Starting in the […]

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