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Bookstore

Skim the latest bookstore trends, sales data, bookshop customer profiles, bookstore business plans, and other helpful bookstore links.

Demographics

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

Surety Bond Industry

Surety bonds are a critical success element to virtually every small business owner. Without them, buildings would not be built and small businesses would not be able to occupy their lease spaces.

Web-based Business Tools

We had an opportunity to speak with Jake Villareal, Chief Marketing Officer of Apptivo. We interviewed him to find out about the advantages of web

Home Business

Use these official links and resources to learn how to start a home business — one possible way to start on your path to independence

Inventing & Innovation

Compiled by Kelly Walser, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Inventing Inventor Forms – Government forms

Small Business Marketing Tips

Marketing Plans mplans.com Sample marketing plans online. Building Your Marketing Plan See the in depth series on “How Marketing Plans Work” INC.com Provides insights from

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

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

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