Small business library
The Blinn College SBDC has a small reference library of books on business topics, and start-up manuals for many types of businesses. The public may use our reference books during office hours, and clients may check out selected books for two weeks at a time. (Start-up manuals require a deposit of $25.)
Additionally, as an SBDC client, you are eligible for business information services, including access to our network's business library--a comprehensive research and reference library offering extensive online and print business tools and resources--and general reference assistance in conducting industry and market research.
We will give you help and direction in collecting industry or market statistics needed for a business or marketing plan, researching specific market or industry trends, and identifying competitors, suppliers or potential customers.
Customized research services
Through our professional business librarian, we access on-line business reference sources to research, collate and present you with information, including in-depth industry and market research, detailed reports on competition, ring study capabilities for comprehensive site analyses, and access to specialized databases for targeted market research.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/ articles and startup information on several businesses
Business and Market Research
http://www.census.gov/ U.S. Bureau of the Census, extensive statistical data
Call or come in if you'd like an Entreprenuer's Start Up Guide for one of these counties:
Alcoholic and Beverage Commission http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/