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Small Business Development


Florida County Perspective - Escambia. 2011. (Ref. HA 317 E87 F56)
Statistical profiles of Florida counties are provided in this series which includes a locator map, a ranked data section and historical data. Separate volumes for Okaloosa (Ref. HA 317 O32 F56), Santa Rosa (Ref. HA 317 S26 F56), and Walton (Ref. HA 317 W34 F56) counties are also provided.

Florida Vital Statistics. Annual. 1948+ (Fla. Doc. HRS.I 3:V 47 & Online & FWB)
Provides detailed tabular statistics on the state, arranged by county.

Detailed demographics at the census tract level for all counties in the United States including population, income and housing.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
 Consumer prices, employment, salaries and wages, and trade and export information.


Better Business Bureau
Includes some full text guides, pamphlets and news reports.  Other sections in this site are a database of local companies and complaint forms.

Federation of International Trade Associations
Includes a few tools that point to trade lead sources and that announce trade seminars and shows

Florida's Chambers of Commerce
Provides links to all city and/or county chambers in Florida

National Association of the Self-Employed
Known for its lobby efforts in Washington, this agency also provides a good directory of other Internet sources, as well as TaxTalk a library of information about tax issues.

National Federation of Independent Business
This web site keeps up with important issues and legislation at the state and federal levels.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Provides contacts with retired executive volunteers who offer counseling to beginning entrepreneurs. The web page also provides links to valuable information resources.

Small Business Survival Committee
This committee is actually a lobbying group that represents small business owners.

Internet Sites

American Express Small Business Exchange

Business Resource Center

CCH Business Owner's Toolkit

Encyclopedia of Small Business. 1998. (Ref. HD 62.7 H553) & Emerald Coast Library

ENTERWeb: Enterprise Development

EZ Research - Small Business

Nova Plaza Business Library

Online Women's Business Center

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Resource Center

Small Office Solution


Edward Lowe Perspectives

Idea Cafe

Online Business Advisor

Small Business Information Library

University of West Florida Small Business Development Center