Keywords and Search Strategy
Featured Web Sources
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Use the Library Catalog
Library Catalog Video Tutorials
In-Print books are located in the HB through HJ sections of the shelves on the third floor of the library.
The library has a variety of handbooks on starting your small business in a particular field such as cosmetology, gardening, bakery, recording studio, and so much more.
General Business Sites
Permits, Licenses, and other Legal Considerations
Check with your local government agency, perhaps the city or county to find out about local permits that you will need. You can also check with local business development centers. Check with your industry or trade associations to find out about other permits or certifications that you will need to be able to do the type of business or services.
ZIP Codes in North Houston and Montgomery County:
Business and Association Directories
Find associations, councils, societies, and organizations in your trade or industry. Such organizations can help you stay informed about trends in your industry, legislation, continuing education, required and/or recommended certifications, employment, business leads for your small business marketing and networking.
Encyclopedia of Associations - Reference HS17 .G334 2002 3 Vols.
Use a web browser to search for such organizations, or browse the following resources:
Each citation should answer the questions: