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Big Charts
Stock Quotes for any date
Business Advisor
Business Plans
Consumer Price Index Homepage
CPA Directory
Economic Census
2002, 2007, & 2012 Reports
Federal Loan Information

Hoovers's Company Information
Hospitality/Tourism Trade Journals
Internet Domain Name Search

Minority Business Development Agency
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Seminars Group
Seminar Gateway
Research Old Stock Certificates
SIC Code Search
Small Business Administration
Sweet's Catalogue
(free online)
Thomas Register
(free online)
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
includes EDGAR


East Jefferson Business Association
Enterprise Center of Louisiana
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
The Regional Economic Alliance
Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)
Louisiana Department of Economic Development
Louisiana Department of Insurance
Louisiana Secretary of State
Corporations Database
LSU Extension/Jefferson Parish
New Orleans City Business
Small Business Administration of Louisiana
State of Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors

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)
(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
Available through the Library webpage 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 37 vols - eBooks 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

Morningstar Investment Research Center (This database only allows 3 users at a time - if you are not able to access it, please try again later.)
Newsbank - access to the text of newspaper articles published in The Times-Picayune, The New Orleans Advocate, 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
American Marketing Association
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - New Orleans area
Business Plans
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Census 2000
Decennial data and projections
www.census gov
Center for Women's Business Research
Economic Census
2002, 2007, & 2012 Reports
Entergy Louisiana's Economic Development
Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
Greater New Orleans Inc.
The Regional Economic Alliance
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
IRS - Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Jefferson Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)
(504) 875-3908
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
(504) 835-3880
Jefferson Parish -Business with the Parish
New Business Startup, Vendor & Bid information and procedures

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
Go to Revenue & Taxation and then New Businesses Checklist, Occupational License Tax, Permits, Forms, and FAQ’s
LAWorks - Labor Market Information
Louisiana Economic Development
Louisiana Minority Business Council
Louisiana Secretary of State Commercial Division - Corporations Section
Incorporation information (225) 925-4704
for new businesses
Louisiana Small Business Development Center
Greater New Orleans Region: Metairie
LSU's Business & Technology Center
LSU's Real Estate Research Institute
NAICS codes search
New Orleans City Business
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
Professional and Occupational Standards for Louisiana
Title 46 of the Louisiana Administrative Code
SIC codes search
Small Business Administration for Louisiana
South Louisiana Economic Council
State of Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors
State of Louisiana Procurement and Contract Network
Thomas Register
Updated 7/2018



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