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Business, Companies and Finance

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Business, Companies & Finance



SBDCnet     http://sbdcnet.org/

Another good source for start-up businesses - links to business plans, information on finance, marketing and other topics for small business. Also has a link to the directory of Small Business Development Center's nationwide who provide workshops and counseling for new or prospective business owners.


Small Business Administration     http://www.sba.gov

SBA.gov is the official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration, dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation.  The Learning Center has free video tutorials on many aspects of business.  The step by step guide to writing a business plan is helpful for business people and students alike. 


SWOT Analysis            http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/assessing-community-needs-and-resources/swot-analysis/main

A comprehensive guide to researching an writing a SWOT analysis from The Community Tool Box,  a service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas.


Human Resources      http://guides.library.cornell.edu/content.php?pid=120570&sid=1037913

From Cornell University Library: "This online guide provides links to freely available web resources relevant to students and practitioners of human resources and personnel management." 


Free Management Library     http://managementhelp.org/

A collection of articles and web sites curated by a consulting firm, an excellent resource for basic information in business.  Organized by topic, and searchable. 


Business Help                https://bhs.econ.census.gov/bhs/

Business sources from the U S Census bureau, including monthly and annual statistical summaries and special reports. 


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Corporate Information      http://www.corporateinformation.com/Country-Industry-Research-Links.aspx

While most information is for subscribers only, searching a company name or ticker symbol provides links to other profiles on the web. A particularly helpful item is a list of abbreviations used in corporate names, e.g. LLP, AG, GmbH. An excellent source of hard to find corporate resources on countries.


Hoovers Online          http://www.hoovers.com/company-information/cs.html

Database of information on more than 50,000 of the largest or fastest-growing public and private U.S. companies. Information provided includes company address, number of employees, key people, financial data, news items and selected Web links to company Web site, SEC filings, and current stock prices. Most detailed information is for subscribers only.     ``.


Thomas Register       http://www.thomasnet.com/suppliers/

Directory of 160,000 U.S. and Canadian companies. Useful if you don't have access to the print version (check your local library). Search by product category, company, or brand name.


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Edgar SEC Filings and Forms       http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

All public companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.


Historical Stock Quotes       http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/

Stock symbol lookup, quotes, company profile including key stats, summary, analysis, industry news, industry competitors and current and historical charts.


Yahoo Finance      http://finance.yahoo.com/

Type in a stock or mutual fund symbol and the desired date (back to January 2, 1970), and Big Charts provides the closing price. Also, this free service provides easy-to-use online charting and will show charts from 1 day to 1 decade. Charts can be basic, advanced or interactive.




Citing Electronic Resources in Business       http://www.d.umn.edu/~jvileta/citation.html#busanaonline

Jim Vileta, Business Librarian at the University of Minnesota, provides examples of APA citations for all major business databases and resources,  and types of information.  Part of a much larger Business Research Launch Pad.  While the links are mostly to UMN resources, other students may also find some of the information useful.





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Last updated: 6/18/2015 AAH

Links checked;  Link added 8/11/2016 AAH

Links checked 8/5/2017 JD

Links checked 11/12/2019


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