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Finding the Right Address: Part 3—History of Older Buildings

History libraries and other collections often offer really unique sources for researching a building or neighborhood. Collections usually include atlases, building permits, directories, indexes, and photographs. For questions about historical buildings architectural guidebooks are a good place to start. City directories are great for finding the historical records of a building. Heritage Documentation Programs Historic American Buildings Survey provdes some really unique information.
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Is Anyone Out There? Let the SBA Help You Find Out!

It can seem a daunting task to discover how many business entities exist in your market, how large they are, what they worry about, or how long they have been in business. The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy can help you discover the answers to these and many other questions.
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Shorter Term Business Data Series and Publications

Use of federally produced monthly and quarterly business datasets can be frustrating if you don’t plan your search strategy; this post describes the most popular series, including Economic Indicators and the Survey of Current Business. Continue reading

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Long-term Economic Census Series

The long-term economic datasets provided by the U.S. Census are described. These include the five-year economic census as well as annual surveys and Business Dynamic Statistics. Continue reading

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Sifting U.S. Government Statistics for Business Information: Part 1

The U.S. government is the largest data collector in the world. Use the Bureau of the Census search tools and datafinders to find statistics for a targeting marketing plan. Continue reading

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