Business Resources


Accounting & Taxes http://www.taxsites.com/

“Links to resources about state, federal, and international taxes and the field of accounting. Includes links to associations, academic resources, software, directories, and news. Also has links to useful government, law, and employment site.”

ATM Locator- http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global/jsp/SearchPage.jsp

“Searchable database that will help you find an Automatic Teller Machine in any city in the United States, and even give you a map.”

Business.com -  http://www.business.com/

“Business.com is copyrighted as the "Business Internet". Use this search engine to find products, services, companies, business resources, news and jobs or browse their business directory.”

Thomas Register- http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html

“A regional directory listing suppliers of industrial products and services throughout the United States. Products are divided in 5500 categories, with listings from 19 different regions throughout the country. Includes not only manufacturers, but also service companies, as well as distributors and manufacturer reps. Also includes related government and business resources, industry and professional organizations, and events and trade shows.”

CNN Money- http://money.cnn.com/

“Up-to-date financial news from CNN. Includes stock quotes.”

Reuter- http://today.reuters.com/news/home.aspx

“Reuters is a global information company providing information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media, and corporate markets. This website supplies global news – text, graphics, video, and pictures –to media organizations and websites around the world. It also provides news to businesses outside financial services. Users can also find information on stock quotes. (This site may take some time to load, especially on dial-up connections.)”

U.S. Small Business Association- http://www.sba.gov/

“Get information here on the U.S. Small Business Administration programs and publications about starting, financing, and expanding a small business.  The SBA, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, in addition to a venture capital portfolio of $13 billion, SBA is the nation's largest single financial backer of small businesses. Last year, the SBA offered management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners. The SBA also plays a major role in the government's disaster relief efforts by making low-interest recovery loans to both homeowners and businesses.”

Better Business Bureau- http://www.bbb.org/

Web server for the better business bureau. "The Council of Better Business Bureaus is committed to promoting and fostering the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence."

Car and Driver- http://www.caranddriver.com/

"Comprehensive site with most makes and models available for review. Browse by make, vehicle type, or price range. Listings include an evaluative description and a chart providing specifications.”

Mortgage and Loan Calculator- http://mortgages.interest.com/content/calculators/index.asp

“Interactive calculation and display of a payment schedule for a mortgage.”

Nobel Prize- http://nobelprize.org/

"The Official Site of the Nobel Foundation is searchable, and includes a timeline.”

Online Glossary of Economics- http://econterms.com/

“A general glossary of economics terms found in scholarly and research literature. It draws from diverse authors for the most easy-to-understand definitions possible and is useful for both the beginner as well as the more advanced user.”

Center for Business Plans- http://www.businessplans.org/

"The Center for Business Planning provides any business manager or entrepreneur with a set of resources to help in creating a businessor managing a business. Information is provided on every area of planning a business including: acquire venture capital, define new products, market analysis, competitive analysis, production management, tax problems, legal issues, prepare financial statements, write a business plan and much more."

Entrepreneur.com- http://www.entrepreneur.com/howto/1,5967,,00.html

“This site, How-To Guides, give answers to entrepreneurs. Whether you need help writing a business plan or marketing plan, finding a franchise or business opportunity, starting a home based business or building a better business, the how-tos will assist users through the process.”

Find Law for Businesses- http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/

“General and legal information relevant to small businesses. Its "Self Help Legal Guides" on topics such as "Business Formation", "Business Planning", "Finance", and "Human Resources" include articles, web links, FAQs and forms.”

New York Stock Exchange- http://www.nyse.com/

“The NYSE Glossary of Financial Terms offers clear and concise definitions for common financial terms.”

Annual Report Service- http://www.annualreportservice.com/

The largest FREE directory of online annual reports available on the web.”

Fortune 500- http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/

“This site lists almost all you ever wanted to know about the Fortune 500 including the current list of companies, lists of the CEO's, Industry Medians, and Top Performers.”

Embassy Online- http://www.embassy.org/

"The Electronic Embassy links the staffs and resources of the Washington D.C. embassy community to their constituencies in business and industry, education, the press and government." This searchable Web site includes the following sections: "Foreign embassies on the World Wide Web, and comprehensive information from the rest of the Washington D.C. community; International Business Center: Business and trade organizations, and companies providing goods and services of interest in a global marketplace; Help and Reference Center. In addition to cataloging embassy Web and other sites, the Electronic Embassy provides information in the following areas: Press & Culture, Education, Commerce & Trade, Consular, Travel & Tourism, Employment."

North American Free Trade Agreement-

http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/nafta-alena/menu-en.asp

“Here you will find the full text of NAFTA, as well as an overview of the agreement and some related documents and information, such as reports, news releases, and speeches. This site is published the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and it is also available in French.”

World Bank Group- http://www.worldbank.org/

"The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, known as the World Bank, makes loans to developing countries that have a minimum level of creditworthiness. The World Bank raises most of its money on the world's financial markets. The interest rate charged on its loans is now just under 7 percent, and the maturity period is 15 to 20 years. Over its 50+-year history, the World Bank has lent some $277 billion to developing countries and economic institutions." In 1996 the World Bank began a special program to strengthen its partnerships with the private sector.  Many links to other international financing organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation.”

State Fact Sheets- http://www.ers.usda.gov/statefacts/

"The [United States Department of Agriculture] State Fact Sheets contain information on: Population, Per-capita income, Earnings per job, Poverty rate, Total number of jobs, Unemployment rate, Percent employment change, Farm & farm related jobs, Top export commodities, Farm characteristics, and Farm financial indicators."

U.S. Department of Labor- http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm

"The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics. The searchable DOL website includes information about the department and its agencies, labor laws and trends, press releases, texts of regulations, and information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.”

Volunteer Match- http://www.volunteermatch.org/

“A non-profit organization whose mission is "to facilitate and increase community involvement via the internet. [They] seek to collaborate with and complement existing organizations and build community resources to get more people involved." The site lists volunteer opportunities available through Volunteer America, allows you to search for non-profits in your local area and has a section about the "why and how" of volunteering.”

Gallup Organization- http://www.gallup.com/

“This site contains links to various polls, reports, trends and audits of public opinion conducted by The Gallup Organization. The main page and the "Poll" link contain the majority of useful free information. The site contains a search function.”