Unformatted text preview: BA and also work with local colleges and some other funding
agencies. Every state has at least one SBDC, and most states have several ofﬁces in several cities. Visit
our website at www.bplans.com/sb/ for a list of several hundred local SBDC addresses.
We’ve found the SBDCs to be an excellent resource for businesses, offering high quality, professional
advice at very low prices. SBDCs also work closely with local colleges to participate in and provide
courses in business topics, such as business planning, bookkeeping, employee management, sales,
marketing, and other vital subjects. SBDCs also publish books, surveys, and studies, and in some cases
even audio tapes, videotapes, and workshops. Palo Alto Software has worked with SBDCs in the past,
to provide software and seminar courses related to business planning. U.S. Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau, part of the Department of Commerce, has a wealth of information
available for business and educational purposes. I refer to it, speciﬁcally and with examples, in the
market analysis portion of Chapter 10: Know Your Market.
Most of the Census Bureau’s reports cover the entire United States and summarize data for the
nation. However, the Bureau also publishes information on states, counties in states, and even cities
within counties. Among the more valuable special reports are city and county reports that list the
number of business establishments by type of establishment. These are special reports available
directly from the Bureau and also from some libraries and electronic database services. Many of these
reports are also available through online services. The Census Bureau has an electronic edition called
CENDATA. It also has an Internet website at www.census.gov.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has a website at www.osec.doc.gov. Business Assistance
The Federal Government Agencies
The information gathering process will take you through several sources of business assistance. The
best of them are the government agencies we’ve...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course BUINESS 102 taught by Professor Unknown during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.
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