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Business Library

Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in the Jefferson County area, the LSCPA SBDC can help you find the information you need to be successful.  Our business information services include access to the UH SBDC Network's business library in midtown Houston -- 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 include 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.

Link to additional business information resources at these websites:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/ – articles and startup information on several businesses
http://www.sba.gov/starting_business/-- SBA start-up information

Business and Market Research

http://www.census.gov/ – U.S. Bureau of the Census – extensive statistical data
http://www.econdata.net/ –Links to regional statistical data
http://www.internetnews.com/ –Internet stats
http://www.zapdata.com/ – Prospect lists, company research, industry reports

Business Plans

http://www.bplans.com/
www.businessplans.org/
www133.americanexpress.com/
www.planware.org/

Area Cities/County/State Information

City of Port Arthur -- http://www.portarthur.net/
City of Groves -- http://www.cigrovestx.com/
City of Nederland -- http://www.ci.nederland.tx.us/
City of Port Neches -- http://www.ci.port-neches.tx.us/
Jefferson County --  http://www.co.jefferson.tx.us/
Alcoholic and Beverage Commission – http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/
Commission on Environmental Quality – http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/
Comptroller of Public Accounts -- http://window.state.tx.us/
Department of Insurance -- http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/
Family and Protective Services (child care)  http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/
Governor’s Office – Economic Development and Tourism – http://www.governor.state.tx.us/ecodev/
Secretary of State (incorporation) – http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
TX Online-TX at your Fingertips – http://www.texasonline.state.tx.us/
Workforce Commission -- http://www.twc.state.tx.us/