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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.)

Library at the SBDC at Blinn College

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. 

Reference services

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.

Online resources – articles and startup information on several businesses – SBA start-up information – Getting Started Packet

Business and Market Research – U.S. Bureau of the Census, extensive statistical data – Links to regional statistical data – Demographic articles – American consumer surveys – Stats on e-commerce – Internet stats – Prospect lists, company research, industry reports – Find non-U.S. importers and buyers seeking U.S. sources of supply

Business Plans

County Information

Call or come in if you'd like an Entreprenuer's Start Up Guide for one of these counties:

  • Washington County
  • Austin County
  • Colorado County

State Information

Alcoholic and Beverage Commission –
Commission on Environmental Quality –
Comptroller of Public Accounts --
Department of Insurance --
Family and Protective Services (child care)
Governor’s Office – Economic Development and Tourism –
Secretary of State (incorporation) –
TX Online-TX at your Fingertips –
Workforce Commission --