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General

Big Charts
Stock Quotes for any date
http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com
Business Advisor www.business.gov/
Business Plans www.bplans.com
Consumer Price Index Homepage www.bls.gov/cpi
CPA Directory www.cpadirectory.com
Economic Census
2002 & 2007 Reports
http://www.census.gov/econ/census/data/historical_data.html
Govloans.gov
Federal Loan Information
www.govloans.gov/

Hoovers's Company Information

www.hoovers.com/
Hospitality/Tourism Trade Journals http://people.wku.edu/rich.patterson/journals.htm
Internet Domain Name Search http://www.networksolutions.com/

Minority Business Development Agency
U.S. Department of Commerce

www.mbda.gov
NAICS Codes www.naics.com/search.htm
National Seminars Group
Seminar Gateway
http://www.nationalseminarstraining.com/
Scripophily
Research Old Stock Certificates
www.scripophily.net
SIC Code Search www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html
Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
Sweet's Catalogue
(free online)
http://products.construction.com/
Thomas Register
(free online)
http://www.thomasnet.com/
U.S. Department of Commerce www.commerce.gov
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office www.uspto.gov
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
includes EDGAR
www.sec.gov
   

Local

East Jefferson Business Association www.ejba.org
Enterprise Center of Louisiana www.ecol.org
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
The Regional Economic Alliance
http://www.gnoinc.org
Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) www.jedco.org
Louisiana Department of Economic Development http://www.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com/
Louisiana Department of Insurance www.ldi.state.la.us
Louisiana Secretary of State
Corporations Database
http://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/
SearchForLouisianaBusinessFilings/
Pages/default.aspx
LSU Extension/Jefferson Parish www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/
parishes/Jefferson
New Orleans City Business www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/
Small Business Administration of Louisiana http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3119
State of Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors www.lslbc.louisiana.gov
   
   

Small Business Resources at East Bank Regional Library

 

BOOKS & PERIODICALS (most are behind the Reference desk)

Title Call Number
Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios R 338.5 Tro
American Wholesalers & Distributors Directory R 381.2 Ame
Bonds Franchise Guide R 381.13 Bon
Brands & Their Companies 2 vols. R 602.75 Bra
Business Plans Handbook 22 vols. R 658.4012 Bus
Circulation 2011 (SRDS)
(analysis of newspaper circulation)
R 070.172 Cir
CityBusiness Book of Lists for New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Northshore Community  
Community Sourcebook of County Demographics R 339.2 Com
Companies & Their Brands R 658.8 Com
D & B Regional Business Directory, New Orleans area 3 vols. R La 338.74 Dun
D & B Million Dollar Directory 5 vols. R 338.0973 Dun
Daily Journal of Commerce
(local newspaper)
 
Deedfax
(Greater New Orleans real estate transactions in print)
 
Dun & Bradstreet Reference Book Of American Business 4 vols. R 650.002 Dun
Editor and Publisher Market Guide R 070 Edi
Encyclopedia of Associations 3 vols. R 060 Enc
Encyclopedia of Small Business 2 vols. R 658.02 Enc
Entrepreneur Magazine  
Food & Beverage Market Place 3 vols. R 381.47664 Foo
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media R 071.3025 Gal
Haines City Directory  
Jefferson Parish New Business List (JEDCO)  
Lifestyle Market Analyst (SRDS) R 658.834 Lif
Louisiana Business Directory R La 338.7 Lou
Louisiana Investment & Business Guide R La. 917.63 Lou
Louisiana Manufacturer's Register R La 338.767 Lou
Louisiana Occupational Employment Wage Survey L110.8s:WS
Louisiana's Updated Media Directory R La 070.025763 Lou
Manufacturing & Distribution USA R 338 Man
Metropolitan New Orleans Real Estate Market Analysis
(published by UNO)
 
New Orleans City Business  
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) R 338 Nor
Official Guide to Doing Business in Louisiana R La. 330.9 Off
OSHA Handbook for Small Businesses R 344.730465 Uni
Polk City Directories  
Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide R 912 Ran
RMA Annual Statement Studies R 338.13 Rma
Small Business Sourcebook 6 vols. R 658.022 Sma
Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics R 339.2
Standard and Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives R 650.58 Sta
Standard Industrial Classification Manual R 338.02 Sta
Statistical Abstract of the United States R 317.3 Uni
Times Picayune  
World Chamber of Commerce Directory R 381.106 Wor
 
SELECT DATABASES
Available through the Library webpage www.jplibrary.net under Louisiana Library Databases.
(If accessed remotely, you will be asked to choose Jefferson Parish Library from a drop down menu and enter your Library card number.)
Business Plans Handbook 22 vols - E-books available under Gale Virtual Reference Library - Business category (right side of database page
DeedFax Online - includes Jefferson, Orleans, St Tammany and Baton Rouge (no remote access)
Ebsco's Business Source Complete or Business Searching Interface and Hospitality & Tourism Index provide marketing information for specific industries/trades as well as information on specific companies

Ebsco's Economia y Negocios for over 200 business periodicals in Spanish and Portuguese from Latin America and Spain

Foundation Directory Online – search for grant information by grantmaker, geography, types of support etc… (available only at East Bank Regional Library).
Morningstar.com Library Edition
Newsbank - access to the text of newspaper articles published in the Times-Picayune, New Orleans CityBusiness, Baton Rouge Advocate , and other Louisiana newspapers
Reference USA - search for US companies by name, industry, SIC code, number of employees, city, zip code etc... and for US residences
 
 
USEFUL INTERNET RESOURCES
 
American Marketing Association http://www.marketingpower.com/Pages/default.aspx
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - New Orleans area 
www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_35380.htm
Business Plans www.bplans.com
BUZGate Louisiana
Small Business Resource Portal
http://www.buzgate.org/8.0/la/bkn.html
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance  www.cfda.gov
Census 2000
Decennial data and projections
www.census gov
Center for Women's Business Research  www.cfwbr.org
Economic Census
2002 & 2007 Reports
http://www.census.gov/econ/census/data/historical_data.html
Entergy Louisiana's Economic Development www.entergy-louisiana.com/economic_development
Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov/
Greater New Orleans Community Data Center www.gnocdc.org
Greater New Orleans Inc.
The Regional Economic Alliance
http://www.gnoinc.org/
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana  http://www.hccl.biz/
IRS - Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center  www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html
Jefferson Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)
(504) 875-3908
www.jedco.org
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
(504) 835-3880
www.jeffersonchamber.org
Jefferson Parish -Business with the Parish
New Business Startup, Vendor & Bid information and procedures
http://www.jeffparish.net/index.aspx?page=893

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
Go to Revenue & Taxation and then New Businesses Checklist, Occupational License Tax, Permits, Forms, and FAQ’s

http://www.jpso.com/
LAWorks - Labor Market Information www.laworks.net/LaborMarketInfo/
LMI_MainMenu.asp
Louisiana Economic Development http://www.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com/
Louisiana Minority Business Council http://msdc.adaptone.com/lamsdc/
Louisiana Secretary of State Commercial Division - Corporations Section
Incorporation information (225) 925-4704
http://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices
/Pages/default.aspx
GeauxBiz.com
for new businesses  
http://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/
StartABusiness/Pages/default.aspx
Louisiana Small Business Development Center
Greater New Orleans Region: Metairie
www.lsbdc.org
LSU's Business & Technology Center www.lbtc.lsu.edu
LSU's Real Estate Research Institute http://business.lsu.edu/Real-Estate-Research-
Institute/Pages/About.aspx
NAICS codes search  www.naics.com/search.htm
New Orleans City Business  http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission www.norpc.org
Nola.com  www.nola.com
Professional and Occupational Standards for Louisiana
Title 46 of the Louisiana Administrative Code 
http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/LAC-46.aspx
SIC codes search  www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html
Small Business Administration for Louisiana http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3119
South Louisiana Economic Council   http://www.bayouregion.com
State of Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors www.lslbc.louisiana.gov
State of Louisiana Procurement and Contract Network  http://wwwprd1.doa.louisiana.gov/OSP/
LaPAC/pubMain.cfm
Thomas Register http://www.thomasnet.com/
 
 
Revised 1/2015

 

 

 
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