Check this website: Marketing Materials on National SCORE for information on how to conduct market analysis, develop marketing strategies, identify your competition and obtain templates to help with preparation of cash flow, breakeven, and collateral estimates. Online training is also available for conducting a marketing analysis, targeting markets, and protecting your business with patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Other useful sites include: 

Local libraries* also have a wealth of information: 

*To do research on public library websites you will need a library card number to enter some of the research sections. 


Starting a business in Texas requires you begin with a business plan and then follow the four steps outlined in this comprehensive document: 


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