Thursday, February 08, 2007

Industry Information - Main Page

These are links and information pertaining to various industry information and research.

Published By: Knowledgeman
Published: 2006-11-07
Revised: 2014-07-01

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Industry Information Websites (All Industries)
Alacra Industry Spotlights
BizStats Financial Information By Industry
BizStats Other Industry Information
Company Search/Company Insight Center (Business Week)
Company Search/Private Companies (VentureBeatProfiles)
Deloitte Industry Outlook (Deloitte)
Deloitte: 2011 Industry Outlook (Deloitte)
Gale Resources
Georgetown University Industries Guide To Research
IBISWorld Industry Snapshots
James J. Hill Reference Library Small Business Research
Missouri Business Development Program
Penn State William & Joan Schreyer Business Library
Penn State Finding Industry Information
Small Business Advancement National Center (University of Central Arkansas Library)
SmartBrief (Industry News Emailed To You)
STAT-USA: The University of Central Florida Library has put together this guide linking you directly to the original sources of the data previously found in STAT-USA. Some sources are still fee-based, though many are free. Use this for market research reports, industry statistics, economic indicators of all sorts, and foreign trade information.
Trends for Rural Small Businesses in 2010 (
Trends for Rural Small Businesses in 2011 (
Yahoo Industry Center

Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse (SBDCNet)
The mission of the SBDCNet is to meet the information needs of the SBDC community in the United States and its territories. Just type in your search phrase in the search box. For SBDC consultants that need more detailed information you can login and have the SBDCNet librarians complete a custom search for you. Small business information topics as well as industry information topics are located towards the middle of the main home page.

SBDCNet Website
SBDCNet Connections (Industry Reports)
SBDCNet Industry Information Database
SBDCNet (Research Tools)
SBDCNet (Business Advisors Toolkit Downloads)
SBDCNet Research Request (SBDC Consultants Only)

Industry Information and Research (By Industry in Alphabetical Order)


Amusement & Recreation
Minature Golf

Communications and Media
Cable Industry
Wireless Telecommunications

Computer (Information Technology)
Computer (Integrated Systems)
Computer (Programming Services)
Computer (Repair)

Construction and Building Inspection

Energy & Natural Resources
Oil & Natural Gas Production
Solar Energy

Food Industry
Pet Food
Food Service Industry/Restaurants/Catering
Food/Food Processing
Alcholic Beverages
Winery (Wine)

Health Care
Health & Allied Services
Health & Fitness Centers

Internet/Electronic Commerce Industry
Internet/Usage Social Networking

Firearms & Guns (Gunsmith)

Business/Management Consulting Services
Graphic Arts & Design
Heating/Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Interior Decorating/Design


Real Estate
Recreation Industry

Automotive (Dealers/Repairs)
Bicycle Shops
Boat (Retail)
Bridal Shops
Clothing (Retail)
Convenience Stores
Firearms & Guns (Retail)
Floor Covering Stores
Furniture Stores
Gift, Novelty, & Souvenir Shops
Grocery (Retail)
Jewelry (Retail & Repair)
Liquor Stores & Beer & Wine (Retail)
Motorcycle/ATV/Snowmobile (Dealers/Repairs)
Outdoor & Hunting & Fishing Goods
Pet Store/Pet Supplies
Sporting Goods & Athletic
Vending & Amusement Devices (Coin/Electronic Card Operated)

Adjustment and Collection Services
Appliance Repair
Building Cleaning, Janitorial, and Maintenance Services
Courier Services
Day Care (Adult)
Day Care (Children)
Funeral Services
Hair Salons & Barber Shops
Personal Care/Assisted Living/Nursing Facilities
Pest Control and Disinfecting
Pet Grooming
Repair Shops and Services
Social Services (Individual and Family)
Tanning Salons
Tatoo Parlor

Freight/Trucking Brokerage

Tourism/Travel/Vacation Industry

e-business - Main Page

These are organizations, websites, and information sources that can help your company apply e-business technology to business processes, increasing efficiency and making your company more competitive.

Published By: Knowledgeman
Published: 2007-02-08
Revised: 2013-05-06

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e-Business/e-Commerce Technology Assistance For My Business

The Pennsylvania eCommerce Association
The Pennsylvania Electronic Commerce Association, Inc. (PA e-Comm) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the electronic commerce industry in Pennsylvania and to providing a forum for the organizations involved in e-Commerce.

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)
PennTAP supports technology-based economic development by helping Pennsylvania companies improve competitiveness by providing a limited amount of free technology assistance to help resolve specific technical needs.

Starting An e-Commerce Business
e-Business Express Website
Actual Steps You Need To Take (e-Business Express)
Register Your Domain Name
Develop Your Website
Select Your Shopping Cart
Build Your Product Catalog
Get A Merchant Account
Promote Your Website Website
Actual Steps You Need To Take (
Starting An e-Commerce Business

e-Commerce FAQ's
Do I need to collect sales tax for the products that I sell over the Internet? If your business is in Pennsylvania and the customer resides in Pennsylvania you must collect Pennsylvania sales tax. If your business is in Pennsylvania and the customer resides outside of Pennsylvania you do not need to collect Pennsylvania sales tax. For more information please visit:

Do I need to register my Internet business in any other way besides the state in which I am located? You need to complete and register for EIN, fictitious name, and the PA-100 as usual.
In addition, Internet businesses should trademark their website name. For more information:

e-Commerce Solutions/Software
Google Search: "e-Commerce Solutions"
Infinity Informations

Other e-Business/e-Commerce Information and Articles
10 Steps to e-Business on a Shoestring
e-Commerce Plug-In-Profit-Sites (PIPS) Strategy (
Google Insights For Search: If you sell a product or service online, you can use this tool to learn more about how your potential customers search for that product or service. And then you can use that knowledge to help them reach you.