This site offers information on business topics, samples of business plans, as well as marketing plans and tips for presenting business plans.
SCORE: Templates for Your Business
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. Numerous resources are available including sample business plans.
A collection of links to annual reports of publicly traded U.S. companies.
This site provides news, stock quotes, and industry information.
Current Industrial Reports
From the U.S. Census Bureau, ""The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products. The data are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting, and decision-making in the private sector."
FINANCIAL TIMES 500
Lists produced by the FINANCIAL TIMES newspaper, including information on the top 500 companies quoted on the stock markets around the world.
Various lists compiled by FORBES.com; includes Largest Public Companies, Private Companies, and Global High Performers.
Annual ranking of America's largest companies by FORTUNE magazine.
Industry Trade and Technology Review
The reports are intended to provide analysis of issues and insights into the global position of U.S. industries and the implication of trade and policy developments.
This commercial site offers definitions of business terms and includes links between related terms.
American Customer Satisfaction Index
This site provides "indicators of customer evaluations of the quality of goods and services purchased in the United States and produced by both domestic and foreign firms with substantial US market shares."
The site provides monthly compilations of economic indicators covering prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, and credit.
This Web site of Export.Gov provides links to country and industry market reports, industry sector offices, and quick reference country reports.
BELL: The Business Ethics Links Library
The database provides access to codes of ethics for U.S. companies and trade and professional associations, ethics sites at college and university business programs, industry information resources, and company promotion of social responsibility covering such topics as arts assistance, environmental clean up, charitable giving and community programming.
An online library of reading materials, multimedia content, and teaching modules that focuses on social, environmental and ethical issues in business. CasePlace.org is a project of The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education.
"The research-based Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability."
Find comparative information on a variety of financial products; information gathered from a survey of approximately 4,800 financial institutions.
FT.com: Financial Times online
Access to online editions covering U.S., Asia, Europe, and U.K. Business, investment, and economic news; some articles available only to subscribers.
Business.Gov provides business with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.
This government portal includes sources from various agencies. Users can obtain references on foreign tariff and tax information, search foreign and domestic trade events, and find information about export assistance and financing.
From the Center for International Business Education and Research, Michigan State University, this site offers international business and country studies information.
National Trade Data Bank
The NTDB provides access to country commercial guides, market research reports, and other programs. The International Trade Library includes numerous reports related to international trade.
This site offers maps, world newspapers, currency exchange information, travel advisories, consultants, and more.
World Trade Organization
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations."
News, resources, and events from the Society for Human Resource Management
"KnowThis.com is a resource and reference site for marketing, market research, advertising, selling, promotion, and other marketing-related areas."
This portal features thousands of links for all areas of marketing.
A Web site from Wiley that offers links to information about current accounting issues, Professional Organizations, and online research sites.
Small business resources including articles, forms, and questions-and-answers.
A Web site offering white papers, news, discussion forums, links, and PM jobs and events.
This site offers resources, programs, and news; free registration required.
A "webliography of articles, case studies, organizations, and resource center information on the topic of business ethics; compiled by Sharon Stoerger MLS, MBA.
"An accountant s world at your fingertips." Information categories include accounting firms, taxes, standards, news, and more.
This site offers general information for managing personal finances; topics include tax, investment, and retirement planning.
FindLaw for Business
Legal guides to finance, banking and securities, human resources, intellectual property, business operations, and more.
A Web site offering articles, downloads, tools & training for project managers.
GAO Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book)
"This document contains standards for audits of government organizations, programs, activities, and functions, and of government assistance received by contractors, nonprofit organizations, and other nongovernment organizations."
From the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Web site offering "analysis of current business trends, interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, articles based on the most recent business research" and more.
Articles, news, newletters, and career planning information.
State Economic Profiles
From the U.S. Small Business Administration, a statistical report of economic conditions of small businesses.
Business case studies and social impact management teaching materials.
This database is a product of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and consists of electronic filings by corporations to the SEC.
Data from the 2002 Economic Census from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Economic Time Series Page
A collection of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting.
A U.S. Department of Commerce site for the U.S. business, economic, and trade community.
Internal Revenue Service
The Digital Daily from IRS offers news, information about tax law changes, statistics, fact sheets, and Q&A.