GENERAL BUSINESS WEBSITES

  • Allbusiness.comA comprehensive source of business advice, news, forms, market research, services and stories

  • America's Business Funding DirectoryA free databse of over 3,600 sources of capital; provides instruction manuals for the preparation and presentation of funding requests

  • BizStats: Free business industry statistics; topics include but are not limited to: total number of US businesses, industry market size, average sales per store location, industry financial ratios, and inventory turnover ratios by industry

  • Business Owner's ToolkitSmall business strategies, news and resources through free membership; concepts are introduced by large companies and developed to fit the small business environment

  • Community Resource CenterCreates opportunities and resources to develop community groups and nonprofit organizations; tools include grant guides, seminars and workshops and helpful links

  • EconData.netProvides over 1,000 links to socioeconomic data sources, broken down into economic activity by subject and provider; government websites and publications included to ease the search process for economic and demographic statistics

  • Edward Lowe FoundationSearchable online database for business-related articles, book chapters and SBA publications

  • Encyclopedia of Small BusinessThorough list of valuable and comprehensive data on a variety of small business topics

  • EntreWorld (Kauffman Center)Provides a variety of training materials for entrepreneurs and small business leaders

  • INC MagazineVariety of business trends, videos, blogs and industry information

  • National Federation of Independent BusinessNon-profit providing current news and information at national and state levels

  • North American Industrial Classification SystemTracks economic development in Canada, Mexico and US