I need help with marketing research!Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in the Houston area the Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center can help you do the research you need to stay competitive. Our business information services include access to our Network 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.
Customized research services are provided exclusively to our Small Business Development Center Network clients. Through our professional business librarian, we 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.
Visit the 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. Our professional business librarian will send an email response. Or, contact us to discuss your marketing research needs.
Link to additional business information resources at these websites:
http://www.entrepreneur.com/ – articles and startup information on several businesses
Business and Market Research
http://www.census.gov/ – U.S. Bureau of the Census – extensive statistical data
City of Houston/County/State Information
City of Houston -- http://www.houstontx.gov/onestop
Governor’s Office – Economic Development and Tourism –