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Recommended Print Resources
Mergent’s Handbook of Common Stocks
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Standard and Poor’s Industry Surveys
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Mergent Bond Record
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International Directory of Company Histories
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Louisiana Business-To-Business Sales and Marketing Directory
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Standard and Poor’s Credit Week
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Standard and Poor’s Stock Reports
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Moody’s Industry Review
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Recommended Websites

Federal / National

State / Local

  • Louisiana Works
    Gives information about labor market as well as requirements in security, compensation, insurance, labor laws, workplace safety, etc. It also provides information about the labor market in your area.
  • Labor Market Information Section
  • Louisiana Demographics: Census Data Center
    Easy Access to Zip Code, Census Tract, Congressional District, Metro Area, Block Group, and Block Information in Louisiana Census Facts.
  • Stirling Properties: Louisiana Demographics
    The Demographics Page is an addition to the Atlas web site that allows users to create maps from statistical data about the 64 parishes of the state.
  • Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce
    If your business is in Terrebonne parish, here is the link to the local chamber of commerce in Houma. You will find useful links to local associations, as well as information on the local information.
  • St. Mary Chamber of Commerce
  • NOAA Fisheries: Fisheries Community Impact Analysis
    This website gives you information about the Fisheries industry including laws and policies, social, economic and cultural data. It also provides a link that allows you to search for data at state, county/parish, and local levels, usually directing you to the state information website or your local chamber of commerce website. It also contains a section on fisheries statistics and economics.
  • Simmons and Company International: Investment Bankers to the Energy Industry
    This website provides information on oil and gas industry statistics, including financing, number of rigs, prices, stock index, etc. These statistics may be found by clicking on the “Our Research” tab.
  • Louisiana Independent Oil and Gas Association
    LIOGA was organized to represent the independent sector of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana. Our primary goal is to provide our industry with a working environment that will enhance the industry. Creating incentives for industry, warding off tax increases, changing existing, burdensome regulations and educating the public and government of the importance of the oil and gas industry in the state is what we do for our membership. LIOGA confronts and deals directly with the many issues that are causing harm to the industry.
  • The Louisiana Restaurant Association
    The Louisiana Restaurant Association is one of the largest business organizations in the state representing more than 5,000 restaurant operations and related businesses.
  • Louisiana Heat Pump Association
  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    An appendix in PDF format which contains statistical data about the banking industry in charts: openings and closings, failures, financial and assets studies, etc.
  • House Clicks
    House Clicks is a one stop guide to all things related to Real Estate. Whether you are buying a house, own one and want to make the most of your investment, are selling your house, or planning to invest in Real Estate, House Clicks is the gateway to the details you need. Here you will find over 100 of pages of Real Estate knowledge, hints and resources.
  • The Construction Industry Institute
    The mission of the Construction Industry Institute is to improve the business effectiveness of the capital facilities life cycle, including safety, quality, schedule, cost, security, reliability, and operability. Participation in CII provides members the opportunity for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
  • Louisiana State Licensing Board For Contractors
    If you are thinking about building a house, commercial building, or any other contractor’s work, you may need to be licensed with the state. If you are working on a project, or bidding on a project for more than $50,000, or doing environmental work, you will need to get a license from the Louisiana State Licensing Board For Contractors. It also gives you information about licensing laws. Please check here before starting a project. They do send out compliance inspectors to construction sites and plants.

Banking / Financing Websites

Commercial (Fee-Based) Websites

  • eMarketer
    You must pay a subscription fee of $5000 per year or $750 for a 30-day period. If you subscribe, this website will give you access to a database of market statistics and reports on market research and analysis. It lets you try a search for free, but it does provide much information unless you subscribe.
  • Kennedy Information Online
    This links can provide you the name of the venture capitalist specialized in your industry, located in your state. This service is not free (around $30.00).
  • A. C. Nielsen
    Supplies data and reports on retail sales of products and brands through the use of scanner technology. The company also provides data on television and magazine audiences.
  • Information Resources, Inc.
    Information Resources, Inc. is second only to Nielsen as a marketing research firm. IRI specializes in supermarket scanner data and the impact of promotions on sales of brands and products in supermarkets.
  • MediaMark Research, Inc.
    Provides a wealth of data on television markets and selected industries through annual reports that focus on customer demographics and brand preferences.
  • Arbitron
    Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is an international media and marketing research firm serving radio broadcasters, cable companies, advertisers, advertising agencies and outdoor advertising companies in the United States, Mexico and Europe. Arbitron’s core businesses are measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of local market consumers; and providing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data.
  • Dun and Bradstreet Free Resource Center
    D&B ( NYSE:DNB), the leading provider of global business information, tools and insight, has enabled customers to Decide with Confidence for over 160 years.
  • Audit Bureau of Circulations
    The Audit Bureau of Circulations is a not-for-profit organization established in 1914. ABC is the leading third party auditing organization in the U.S.


Periodicals and Serial Reference

  • Industry Week
    Written for a senior-level management audience, Industry Week delivers powerful editorial on the challenges facing today’s manufacturing companies.
  • Moody’s Manuals
    Provides basic information about major corporations, including industry and company overviews and analyses.
  • Hoover’s Online
    Provides basic information about major corporations, including industry and company overviews and analyses.
  • Standard and Poor’s Industry Surveys
    Offers in-depth analyses and current statistics about major industries and corporations.
  • AdWeek
    Edited for ad agency executives, AdWeek has the inside stories on creativity, client/agency relationships, and successful global advertising strategies, plus news of accounts in review, the best creative work, and new campaigns.
  • Chain Store Age
    Chain Store Age is the monthly news magazine for corporate executives at headquarters in all the major segments of retailing: home centers, supermarkets, drug chains, specialty stores, discount, convenience and department stores.
  • Progressive Grocer
    Is a monthly strategic publication serving upper management in the supermarket industry along with all other segments of the global food business. In-depth features by an experienced staff of editors and writers offer insights into trends in store development, technology, marketing, logistics, international retailing, human resources, and consumer purchasing patterns.
  • Marketing Power
    Publication of the American Marketing Association.
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Fortune
  • Inc.
  • Business Week
  • Forbes

Demographic Information

  • U. S. Demographics
    This is from the U.S. census website. You can pick a characteristic that you want to know about the population such as age, ancestry, labor force, children, poverty, race, income, etc.
  • Louisiana Demographics
    This site provides demographic information about the Louisiana population. Under Louisiana census facts, select either Demographic Profiles or Social and Economic Profiles. A drop down menu will let you select which category of information you want to view. After selecting the category, you can select a geographical location, such as parish. After selecting parish, it will give you a drop down list of parishes and give you the demographic information for that parish.

Industry Trends

  • Missouri Small Business Development Center
    Provides Industry-At-A-Glance reports for the United States. These reports were prepared for Missouri businesses but some of the information is valuable in other states as well. Under the heading, The Industries, you can view various reports.
  • SBDC National Clearinghouse
    This site is a link from the Small Business Development Center national website. On the first page there is a section titled Outlooks, Trends, and Reports that will link you to industry reports.

Miscellaneous

  • Sales and Marketing Executives International, Inc.
    Combines the strength of an international, non-profit professional association with local chapters to provide ongoing seminars, workshops and activities designed to promote excellence through shared experience and to create success through shared knowledge.
  • Fast Company
    Provides information on state-of-the-art business concepts, business trends, executive profiles, and case studies.
  • Business 2.0
    Provides in-depth coverage on e-commerce, high-tech firms, and other items of interest related to the new economy.
  • Biz Journals
    Offers news from a variety of local and regional business journals.
  • Entrepreneur
    Will give you ideas of what is available for small business. If you click on the start-up tab, it gives you a list of essentials for starting up a business. It also gives you tips on marketing, loans, and management.
  • Business Planning Made Easy
    The first step in starting a business is to write a business plan. This site provides some sample business plans and allows you to purchase software to assist you in writing your business plan. This website also leads you to market research about the viability of your project, and the information you need to gather. It also provides links to sites that provide industry and market analyses reports for a fee.
  • Find Law: Resources for Louisiana
    This website lists includes a directory of associations for legal companies, as well as where to find legal advice for small businesses.

 

The above is a list of reputable and authoritative business oriented websites, courtesy of Nicholls State’s Small Business Development Center.

Updated 8/20/2012

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