I need help with marketing research!
Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business, our Network Office can help you do the research you need to stay competitive. Their business information services include access to the 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.
Visit the Network Office library in midtown Houston at 2302 Fannin, Suite 200. Click here for directions. Library Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call (713) 752-8415 to confirm hours for the week.
Or, ask a question via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response from the professional business librarian.
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
http://www.houstontx.gov/onestop/ -- Getting Started Packet
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
www.adage.com/americandemographics - Demographic articles
http://www.maritzreserach.com/ –American consumer surveys
http://www.emarketer.com/ –Stats on e-commerce
http://www.internetnews.com/ –Internet stats
http://www.zapdata.com/ – Prospect lists, company research, industry reports
http://www.buyusa.com/ –Find non-U.S. importers and buyers seeking U.S. sources of supply
City of Houston/County/State Information
City of Houston -- http://www.houstontx.gov/onestop
Harris County -- http://www.co.harris.tx.us/
Brazoria County -- http://www.brazoria-county.com/
Fort Bend County -- http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/
Galveston County -- http://www.co.galveston.tx.us/
Montgomery County -- http://www.co.montgomery.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 –
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/