Business directories are a great way for businesses to get exposure. They can help improve search engine optimization and create a more positive experience for users. They can also help build a company’s reputation and increase sales.
The Library has a few print volumes of this directory and some digitized editions available through the Portal to Texas History. WorldCat lists libraries near you that may have copies.
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing marketplace trust. Its local offices serve 105 Texas counties. Its mission is to help people find businesses they can trust and improve the marketplace by promoting best practices, settling complaints and addressing issues of concern to consumers and businesses alike. BBB sees trust as a function of two primary factors – integrity and performance. Integrity includes respect, ethics and intent, while performance refers to a company’s track record of meeting marketplace expectations and resolving customer concerns. BBB rates Texas business directory based on their reliability and performance, and also provides reviews and complaint information from third parties. It is a member of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Angi (formerly Angie’s List) is an online platform that connects homeowners with local service professionals. They offer a variety of services including home repair, lawn care and cleaning. They also have an extensive database of reviews from past customers.
One of the best things about Angi is that they are completely free for consumers to join. This helps them maintain a dedicated following and grow their user base. The company also offers a variety of guarantees for its members.
Angi also features two special badges that indicate whether a contractor is Angi Approved or Angi Certified. These badges show that a contractor has been verified, passed a background check and upheld state licensing requirements.
When it comes to online directories, FindLaw is a leading player. Its directory ranks highly for attorney-related search queries and is a good way to build visibility for your law firm.
However, it is important to consider the costs of using this service. There are many marketing firms that offer more transparent pricing and flexible contracts. Some even have a free listing option that can be beneficial for your law practice.
The claims that FindLaw makes about the effectiveness of its services are dubious. For instance, it provides a handful of stories about how attorneys have seen an increase in clients and search traffic as a result of their work with the agency.
HomeAdvisor, formerly known as ServiceMagic, connects customers with local service professionals for projects at home. It is owned by Angi Homeservices, Inc. and has millions of committed users.
The company has many benefits for contractors, including the ability to connect with potential customers in their areas of expertise. It also offers a happiness guarantee for booked services.
Unlike other contractor referral services, HomeAdvisor does not charge homeowners for using its website or requesting quotes. However, there are complaints that homeowners receive a lot of emails after requesting a quote from a professional through HomeAdvisor. Also, the terms of service say that HomeAdvisor can use information from a business profile to direct traffic to its own site.
TxDOT employees enjoy a culture that values the whole person and supports them on their wellness journey. This includes emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, and physical wellbeing. The department also provides an on-site breastfeeding room, which consists of a single-use or temporary mixed-use space and has a chair, table, and access to a safe water source.
TxDOT is increasing the use of recycled materials in projects where they can yield engineering or economic advantages and environmental benefits. This will require modifying specifications, conducting pilot projects, and communicating with members of the road construction industry and recycled materials generators.
TxDOT uses herbicide applications to keep roads free of grass, broadleaf weeds and noxious or invasive plants that interfere with roadside hardware maintenance and cause pavement breakup. These treatments are applied twice a year.
Texas Historical Commission
The Texas Historical Commission provides funding for historic preservation projects, surveying, archeological work, and heritage education. Its efforts have resulted in the preservation of thousands of historic buildings, sites, districts, structures, objects, and cultural landscapes.
Historic preservation has many benefits including jobs, tax dollars, tourism, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, and community pride. It also helps protect the environment and our built and natural resources.
The staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archaeological, and cultural landmarks. Its employees work in a variety of fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, and public administration. They advise the State Board of Review on National Register nominations and administer the federal rehabilitation tax credit.
Portal to Texas History
The Portal to Texas History provides free online access to archival historical materials from libraries, museums, and historical societies in Texas. This collection contains maps, letters, books, artifacts, newspaper articles, and more. The UNT Libraries’ team is proud to share this resource with you.
The Portal balances the goals of public access to digital information and long-term preservation. This poster explores the technical details of the Portal project, including its development of specifications and standards, application framework, selection of content, and production of metadata records. It also discusses three special programs that contribute to the Portal’s success. These include the TexTreasures grant, the Grassburr Yearbook, and the Historical Thurber Newspaper Collection.
Library of Congress Historical Company
The Library of Congress has a number of historical resources that can be used for business research. These include print publications and subscription databases. Some are available only to researchers on-site while others can be accessed at other libraries through WorldCat. The Library’s Business Reference Services also has a research guide to help users find business-related information.
City business directories are another good source of business information. These directories were published for salesmen, merchants, and others interested in contacting local residents. They were often organized by city and then by county or region. Some also included lists of current residents. These resources can be found in the online catalog under Library of Congress subject headings.