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April 7, 2011

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Social Media & Internet Marketing

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

Starting a Business

Compiled by Veronica Rodriguez, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Entrepreneur Readiness Gaebler.com – a great starting

Financing, finance

Taxes and Accounting

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

Media

Industry Overview Advertising Age – 100 Leading Media Companies Mediabistro – Newsfeeds, job postings, blogs, and online classes. MediaCentral – News for Media and Marketing

Medical/ Health

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

Pets

Grooming Pet Grooming – offers brief discussions of startup costs, expansion, finance and bookkeeping, legal, insurance and basic grooming by breed. Food and Products Pet

Plastics

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

Manufacturing

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

Publishing

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

Housing

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

Real Estate

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

Home Services

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

Floral & Horticultural

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

Retail Links

General Retail Sites The Association of Resale Professionals – the Association serves thrift, resale, and consignment shops of all types Chain Store Age – online

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