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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

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

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Media

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

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Medical/ Health

Compiled by Haldun Unal, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Aging

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Pets

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

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Plastics

General Plastics News Plastics Resource Society of the Plastics Industry U.S. Industry Concentration Map Quick Overview Industries in the Plastics

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Manufacturing

Compiled by Frank Salazar, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Statistics

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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.

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Housing

Compiled by Stace Sorrells, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page General

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Real Estate

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

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Home Services

Compiled by Toni Stewart, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Landscape

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Floral & Horticultural

Compiled by Marissa Garcia, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Floral

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Retail Links

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

Market Research Links

Environment & Recycling

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

Market Research Links

Surety Bonds

Compiled by Cullen Davies, SBDCNet Researcher Surety bonds are a critical success element to virtually every small business owner. Without

Market Research Links

Engineering

  Engineering Consulting Business Plan National Society of Professional Engineers American Council of Engineering Companies National Institute of Standards &

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