BUSINESS 

Company Information

 Hoover's Online - company information, stock quotes, links to company Web sites, etc.

 CompaniesOnline - a joint service by D&B and Lycos

 IOMA's Business Management Supersite - The Institute of Management & Administration

 EDGAR - official SEC site, 10Q, 10K, etc.

 10K Wizard - developed by Martin Zacarias. Offers keyword searching including executives' names. Don't trust its name, it provides other SEC fillings (10Q, 8k, etc.) as well.

 Moody's Investors Service - credit ratings, research and financial information

 Dun and Bradstreet - financial information on about 46 million companies worldwide

 Thomas Register - American manufacturers guide

 Powerize - over 10,000 brand-name sources of business information

 InfoUSA - B-to-B center, directories

 ZoomInfo - business information search engine

Background Check

 KnowX.com - a public records search site. Find people, make background checks and verify professional licensing, $10.

 1800USSearch -$40, you can also check for a criminal record in any U.S. jurisdiction.

 IRB Online - $100, provided by International Research Bureau

 The American Information Network Inc. - in addition to public record databases, it also allows you to search DMV records in 47 states.

 Informus - $13

 CreditFYI - $4.95 ~ $14.95

 Public Record Research Library - nearly 400 state, county, city and federal (court) URL's where you can access public record information for free.

 CDB Infotek - public records information to business and government

 Public Record Locator - free directory of public records links

Business News

 Business Week Online - free for some limited content (top stories, e.g.) and $39.95 for an annual online subscription

 Barron's Business News - by Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

 Consumer World - by Edgar Dworsky, a consumer advocate/educator and an attorney

 Consumers Digest Online

 Consumer Reports Online

 Energy News & Alerts – by Platts, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies

Government

 U.S. Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

 Federal Reserve Bank's the Beige Book - Current Economic Conditions (by district and sector)

 Small Business Handbook

 eLaws Advisor

 Better Business Bureau

 Regulatory Compliance Assistance - Dept. of Labor

 Country Commercial Guides (CCG's) - prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies. These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis.

Patent & Trademark

 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Trademark database

 Electronic Applications System - $245 trademark registration fee

 MicroPatent - $50

 Sci3Patent -$185

 Domain Name registration – by Network Solutions

Statistics

 USA Data - industry reports. You can find the total sales revenue for a particular product, or a five-year projection of sales.

 WageWeb - salary info for various professions

 Federal Reserve Bank of New York - historical statistics, 12 Noon Rates, Foreign Exchange, and more

 Per Diem Rates - The General Services Administration, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Transportation and Personal Property, Travel and Transportation Management Policy Division, establishes the maximum CONUS per diem rates for our Federal traveler customers. These rates are reviewed annually. The current maximum CONUS rates are provided.

 Bank Rates - an online publication of Intelligent Life Corp. (NASDAQ:ILIF)

Tax

 TaxSites - links to all state tax agencies

 IRS - forms, publications, instruction

 TaxWeb - comprehensive

 State Taxes - from TaxWeb

 Corporate Rates - State's business tax information

Education

 Executive Planet  - guidelines for business etiquette

 

Tools

 164 Currency Converter - by OANDA, current and historical quotes

 Universal Currency Converter - Xenon Labs, current quotes

 Currency-to-go - order up to $1,000 on-line for next-business-day delivery

 Net Partner - company Web site locator

 Forbes Digital Tool - company rankings, Forbes 500, Super 100, etc.

 Financial Calendar - over 250 financial centers around the world.

 Estate Planning - tax reduction techniques, charitable trusts…

 Salary - enter a Zip code and a desired job title, it creates a salary profile for you.

 DollarTimes.com - online tools for loans, savings, personal finance, and real estate

Last modified 9/14/2010

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