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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

Environment & Recycling

  BioCycle an online industry journal. Coop America aids to building a green-friendly business. Energy Star for Small Business information about EPAs highly successful marketing

Surety Bonds

Compiled by Cullen Davies, SBDCNet Researcher Surety bonds are a critical success element to virtually every small business owner. Without them, buildings would not be

Engineering

  Engineering Consulting Business Plan National Society of Professional Engineers American Council of Engineering Companies National Institute of Standards & Technology – NIST’s mission is

Energy

General U.S. Department of Energy provides information on policy changes, regulations, and industry markets and trends, including current fuel prices. Energy Information Administration – government

Telecom & Electronics

Associations Telecommunications Industry Association Trade association in the communications and information technology industry. Includes market information, trade show listings and technical whitepapers. National Alternative Local

Elder Care

Industry at a Glance – Provides different industry reports and includes Elder Care American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging – Organization representing

Education

Associations International Archive of Educational Data – research data collections from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are made fully accessible to the research

Construction & Engineering

General Resources Associated General Contractors of America – trade organization for construction industry. Building-Cost.net – construction cost estimator as well as links to other contractor

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