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I need help with marketing research!

Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in Hunstville and the surrounding areas, the Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center can help you do the research you need to stay competitive.  Our business information services include access to our business library 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.

Customized research services are provided to our clients through our UH SBDC Network business library in midtown Houston.  Our professional librarian can access on-line business reference sources to research, collate and present clients with information including in-depth industry and market research, detailed reports on competition, ring study capabilities for comprehensive site analyses, and access to specialized data bases for targeted market research.

For further assistance in your marketing research, contact us at (936) 294-3737

Link to additional business information resources at these websites: – 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 city statistical data - Demographic articles –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 forum

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 

Economic Development --
Texas Tourism -- 
Secretary of State (incorporation) –
TX Online-TX at your Fingertips –
Workforce Commission --