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From the Library of Congress, a collection of links to internet resources by subject or by title.
Business and Nonprofit Gateway on FirstGov.gov
From FirstGov, the government's web portal, a subject classified directory of websites for business information resources.
The BRINT (Business, Information Technology, and Finance Risk Management Research) Institute is a reputed web gateway for business information. The site offers reference entries, news, books, reports, presentations, and various other documents on a huge variety of topics. Conduct a search by keyword, company, or stock ticker, or browse the alphabetical entries of topics.
Wachowicz's Web World: Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students
From John Wachowicz Jr., Professor of Finance at the University of Tennessee, a web directory of sites in business and finance. The
website begins with content from and related to his textbook Fundamentals of Financial Management. The topic headings for his textbook
each have a link to annotated lists of related websites. Moreover, below this section, a general directory of websites follows with the sites arranged by
categories such as includes Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Tax.
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Browsable alphabetic glossary of accounting terminology provided by the New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountants.
Financial Accounting Standards Board
The website of the FASB features the latest news and activity on the Accounting Standards and practice. The site offers articles, the board's annual report, and the latest projects.
Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidance
From the SEC, a site offering suppport for professionals in Accounting and Finance. Includes links to Staff Accounting Bulletins, speeches, and contact information.
Service - Forms and Publications
View or download federal tax forms and instructions as well as informational publications.
This site from the Federation of Tax Administrators, provides information on state income tax and state sales tax, along with state comparisons.
Tax Policy Center
From the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, the Tax Policy Center provides information on tax practices, laws, and policy. The website features articles, discussion papers, briefings, tables, and charts explaining topics such as campaign tax plans, marriage penalties, payroll taxes, estate taxes and more. The site also includes an encyclopedia of tax concepts and terms.
KPMG Tax Governance Institute
From the firm KPMG, a website devoted to the latest developments concerning tax governance and corporate taxation. The site features articles and advice regarding the latest laws and tax reforms.
AICPA: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
This is the website for the professional association of CPA's. The site offers job search tools, news in the profession, and reports and briefs on topics such as Professional Ethics, Forensic and Valuation, Information Technology, and more. The association offers discount rates for students, which gives access to publications, networking opportunities and more.
American Accounting Association
This is the website for the professional association of accountants. The site offers a career center, a social-networking platform for discussion, and sections in areas such as Auditing, International Accounting, Public Interest, American Taxation Association, and more.
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From Cornell Law School. Links to federal legilation and regulation, cases, and commentaries.
Law: An Overview
From the Legal Information Institute, CornellUniversity. Links to codes, cases, and commentaries.
From the American Law Institute. The text of the standard code adopted by most states.
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News, commentary, and general information on the bond market, with a searchable database of bonds.
From the editors of CNN and Money magazine. Daily news and quotes on the securities markets.
Current news and data on the mutual fund industry, with interactive databases for selecting funds and stocks.
FRB: Data Releases
From the US Federal Reserve Board. Current and historical data on money supply, banking, credit, and foreign exchange.
News and research for numerous areas of investing. Includes information on markets, stocks, and industries, as well as personal finance tools. The site also features historical stock prices for companies (conduct company search).
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From Jupitermedia Corporation, a website serving as a source for the latest news, research, and information on E-Commerce. The site also offers book reviews and product reviews. The information is well organized by type (news, research, trends, advertising, technology, etc) and comprehensive in coverage of different aspects of Electronic Commerce.
Maintained by the US Federal Trade Commission, this site is a joint project of 13 nations and provides access to information on consumer protection in selected countries, as well as contact information, and an online complaint form. The site's audience is international government authorities, as well as individual consumers. Complaints are shared between participating government authorities via a non-public database. The site is accessible in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Office of Electronic Government
Sponsored by the US General Services Administration, this site provides information on the purpose and goals of electronic government. The focus is on existing and developing online "services to citizens, business partners, employees, agencies, and government entities". Information regarding emerging technologies, standards, and security measures can also be found. Reports and presentations on e-government can be found in the library link.
Online Advertising and Marketing
From the Federal Trade Commission, guides to regulations pertaining to online business activity.
Daily online newpaper related solely to electronic commerce. Sections include special reports, industry guide, opinion, and a tech stock index. The site is searchable and contains archives of past issues and articles.
Computer Security Resource Center
From the National Institute of Standards and Technology, this site provides information regarding the various research missions of the Computer Security Division. Access is provided to studies, investigations, and research relating to IT security issues. Easy access to documents can be found through the Publications link. The site is geared towards those already possessing a background in IT.
From the U.S. Census Bureau, a website containing statistics and research papers on E-commerce. Statistics include e-commerce revenues, sales, and shipments, for key industry sectors.
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America's Career InfoNet
Sponsored in part by the US Department of Labor, this site was designed as part of a suite of sites dealing with occupational and career information in the United States. Provided are wage and employment trends across industries and occupations, information on knowledge and skills required for certain occupations, and state profiles including cost of living data and labor market conditions.
Replacing and expanding upon the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, this site provides a broad database of occupational information. Included are occupation snapshots, job descriptions, and information which helps the user to determine if their skills and interets are inline with an occupation's requirements and characterisitics. Developed for the US Department of Labor.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
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United States Department of Labor
Find information related to a wide range of labor/human resources topics including hiriing, wages, benefits, and legal issues. Browse by topic or audience (worker, employer, etc.) or search for specific information.
See also the Employment Law section of the guide to Web Resources for Law.
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An independent organization dedicated to the study and investigation of the corporate responsibility of companies worldwide. The site features news, original articles, and research tools. Publications can be browsed by industry or issue, or searched through a search engine. The research guide details steps and gives advice on how to research and track a company's ethical practice.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre monitors activities of companies worldwide. Users can search the site by company, issue, or country. The site offers news, reports, briefings, and more on business ethics topics and human rights from NGO's, governments, journalists, and academics.
An online forum from the International think-tank, Ethisphere, this website contains articles, reports, and a blog on business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Some articles are available from the magazine by the same name. Other content and tools are available to member subscribers.
A newswire service sponsored by SRI World Group, CSRwire offers news releases and reports about companies' efforts of Corporate Social Responsibility (socially responsible activities, polices and practices by a corporation). News releases and reports can be found by a simple company search. The site also offers general articles on Corporate Social Responsibility.
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A Guide to Sources of Information
"This guide includes books and other resources that discuss marketing to particular segments of the population along with other sources that are important in determining the size and power of a particular market segment." Some of the market segments covered include generational (such as baby boomers and Generation X), ethnicity, geographic, gender, gay and lesbian, and lifestyle. From the Library of Congress, Business Reference Services.
American Customer Satisfaction Index
From the School of Business at the University of Michigan, this site provides data on customer satisfaction with companies and products from various industries in the American economy. Sectors, industries, and companies are ranked quarterly on their measured level of customer satisfaction. Data is presented for prior periods to facilitate trend analysis.
The website for the marketing research firm, Nielsen, offers some free content, as well as a description of their subscriptions services and products.
From the marketing research firm, Decision Analysis, a website offering links to sources for Marketing Research. The links are categorized by headings such as Direct Marketing, Journals and Magazines, Online Marketing, Public and Media Relations.
From Paul Christ of Drexel University, a website offering a variety of tools and resources in the field of marketing. Some content is available on the site, some is provided via links to other sites. Tutorials include "How to Write a Marketing Plan" and "How to do a Market Study". Research reports and articles are also available from the site.
Glossary of Marketing
A searchable guide to the terminology of marketing research.
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The online counterpart to the well known marketing journal. Click on "Data Center" for research on global markets, advertisers, and advertising agencies.
Press releases from businesses worldwide across all industries. Releases can be browsed by date or searched by company name or ticker symbol.
From the World News Network, a website featuring international news items. Articles can be browsed by topical categories such as Banking, Stock, Industry, and Technology. They may also be browsed by region using the links at the bottom page for WN Africa, WN Asia, WN Mideast, etc. And finally, the site offers a photo search with limits and options for searching.
Dodd-Frank News Center
From Wolters-Kluwer publishers, a collection of articles and reports on the current financial environment in the U.S. Articles and essays can be browsed by topic or searched. Most are reprinted from blogs, trade publications, and newsletters.
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From the non-profit company, Philanthropic Research Inc., the website GuideStar offers a search engine to locate information on over 1.5 million non-profit organizations including IRS forms, employee compensation, grant activity, annual reports, and other information. Registration is required, but access to basic information is free.
National Center for Charitable Statistics
Statistics and resources related to the finances and activities of nonprofit organizations in the United States. Data tables, IRS filings, and FAQs are included. Access to the center's DataWeb database is available with free registration.
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Articles, research, tips, and reference sources related to best practices and pitfalls of nonprofit management.
Idealist.org: The Nonprofit FAQ
From the nonprofit Action Without Borders, a webpage FAQ providing answers on a variety of different aspects of questions about non-profit management. The questions are arranged topically by categories such as Organization, Management, Regulation, Resources and Development.
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US Small Business Administration
Information on starting a small business and obtaining assistance from the SBA. Includes advice on business planning, financing, and business opporutnities, as well as information on government regulations and links to forms.
Business Owner's Toolkit
From Bizfilings.com, guides to starting a small business, including a collection of online checklists, model business plans, and forms.
From a Palo Alto Software company, a website offering lessons on writing business plans, as well as sample business plans for different types of businesses. The site offers advice on business plan outlines, length of business plans, and the financials. Sample business plans are available for retail businesses, restaurants, real estate companies, and more.
Business Plans and Profiles Index
From the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, a website indexing business plans available in print and online. The site lists business plans alphabetically by the type of business. Many of these entries have links to sites like Bplans.com and Businessplans.org where the plan is available. Others simply list a the title of a book where the business plan can be found.
From the Kauffman Foundation, a website offering tools, advice, and news to small business entrepreneurs. Users can search for publications using a search engine or browse by topics such as Finance & Accounting, Sales & Marketing, and Operations. Many publications are written by Kauffman staff members. Document types include "Kauffman Points of View", "How To's", and "Tools and Templates".
SCORE: "Counselors to America's Small
From SCORE, a nonprofit organization partnered with the Small Business Administration, a website containing tools and kits for entrepreneurs for starting and running a small business. This includes tools and templates such as "Develop Tech Plan", "Start-Up Business Plan" template, and "Using Marketing and PR" business quiz.
Business Plan Guide
From Navarro College, the Small Business Development Center, a website offering guidance and resources for creating business plans. This site provides links to resources online in a variety of categories: Financial Analysis, Industry Resources, Demographics Resources, Marketing, and more. The site also features online video tutorials that may be viewed upon free registration. Use the "Getting Started" tutorials or choose links from the left-hand toolbar.
OPEN: The Small Business Network
From the American Express Company. A collection of articles, tools, and services for small business owners.
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