Business Guide - Marketing Information
Before establishing or relocating your business in Clearwater, it's helpful
to be aware of a variety of community resources, as well as those available
through the federal, state, and municipal government. The better you
plan, the better your potential for success. This general reference guide
will put you ahead of the game and put your business on its way to a
successful future in Clearwater.
What type of business are you in? Is the market stable? Have you chosen
the right location? Background research is fundamental when choosing
your business address. The Clearwater
Public Library System would be a good starting point; it stocks a
wealth of information in branches throughout Clearwater. The reference
sources listed below can be found at the Main
Clearwater Public Library
location: 100 N. Osceola Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 9 a.m. - 5
p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Phone: (727) 462-6800, ext. 257
Mandalay Avenue, 33767 -- (727) 462-6890
State Road 580, 33761 -- (727) 669-1290
Drew Street, 33765 -- (727) 669-1280
Greenwood: 1250 Palmetto Street -- (727) 462-6895
General Demographic Sources
(These sources are reference and
available for in-library use only.)
City of Clearwater Demographic Notebook
Compiled from a variety of local publications.
Florida Statistical Abstract
Comprehensive collection of the latest social and economic statistics
St. Petersburg Times Demographic Research Information
Statistics on different markets in the Tampa Bay area.
U. S. Census on CD-ROM
Census information accessed by city, county, census tract and zip code.
State & National
Provided as a business service to clients.
Commerce Business Daily
Lists notices of government procurements and contract awards.
National Trade Data Bank on CD-ROM, includes information about exporting
and international trade.
Contacts Influential Business Directory for Pinellas County
Marketing tool for the area searched by company, SIC code, classification
heading, key individual section, telephone index or zip code.
Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory for Clearwater
Will give you lists of neighborhoods or streets to focus on. The Location
section gives you characteristics of a neighborhood and the affluence
rating of the neighborhood in a scale format.
Small Business Information Finders & Bibliographies
Available at the Main Library.