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Links for Business

You can either scroll down and browse through our collection of useful Business links, or you can click on the alphabetically-arranged headings below, and that will send you right down to each section of links:

Advertising & Marketing

Annual Reports

Banking

Business Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility

Business Magazines

Business News

Business Plans

Career Resources

Company & Industry Information

Data & Statistics

Economic Forecasting

Global Business

Government

Green Business

Investing

Management

Manufacturing

Personal Finance

Reference

Small Business

Women in Business

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Advertising & Marketing

ClickZ Marketing news and advice. Includes a Stats Toolbox which provides marketing data—demographics, marketing channels, and audience.

Knowthis.com  In addition to blog entries about marketing, this site offers a number of tutorials about marketing—What is Marketing, Market Research, Managing the Advertising Campaign, Internet Marketing.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports.com   Allows you to search for annual reports and 10-K filings by name, ticker symbol, exchange, industry, sector or alphabet.

EDGAR SEC filings from publically registered companies.

YahooFinance This site provides current financial news and opinion, stock quotes, and personal finance information and tools. Additionally, it includes company financial reports such as annual reports, SEC filings, etc.

Banking

Annual Statistical Digest Presented by the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, this site offers “economic and financial data, including interest rates, monetary aggregates, banking deposits and reserves, as well as historical mortgage rates, and production information.”

FDIC: Industry Analysis Provides information on specific banks and analyses on the banking industry and industry trends.

Bankruptcy Statistics Compiled by the U.S. Court system, this site includes statistics dating back to the 1990s and allows for year to year comparisons.

Business Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility

Ethics Resource Center  ERC is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to independent research that advances high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions.” The website provides downloadable articles and survey results.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Tracks the positive and negative impacts of 5100 companies worldwide.

CorpWatch This nonprofit group provides investigative reporting in addition to current news on companies around the world.  Also provides step-by-step guides to researching corporations on the Internet.

NetMBA  Internet Center for Management & Business Administration’s website. This site provides articles about various subjects of business administration geared towards both students and practicing professionals.

Business Magazines

Businessweek a weekly business magazine that provides in-depth perspectives on the financial markets, industries and business leaders.

The Economist Focuses on international politics and business news and opinion.

Entrepreneur Provides information to help create, grow or manage a small business.

Forbes Features business and financial news and analysis including personal finance, lifestyle, technology and stock markets.

Fortune  Covers a wide range of business and economic news. Known for its rankings, e.g. Fortune 500, best and worst companies to work for, 50 most powerful women in business.

Inc. Helpful information for business startups.

Kiplinger The magazine’s website offers advice, articles, videos and podcasts, an economic outlook, and more.

SmartMoney Covers such topics as Personal finance, CEO interviews, Lifestyle and Technology.

Business News

Bizjournal source of comprehensive news and in-depth analysis. Read the general business journal or use the dropdown menu to select a specific metropolitan area (e.g. Tampa Bay, Orlando, Miami, Ft. Myers).

Bloomberg  Business news, market data, personal finance.

CNNMoney  business, finance and personal finance.

Financial Times: US and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis.

Business Plans

Bplans.com Online collection of free sample business plans.

Business Plans and Profiles Index Compiled by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, this site provides sample business plans and profiles for specific business types

Career Resources

MBA Association The MBA Association (MBAA) seeks to provide a platform on which to test, launch and develop business concepts allowing the user to create and socially network their own “brand identity.”

MBA Depot MBA Depot is an online community focused on and marketed to MBAs. Much of the content found on the site is of great value to anyone who is interested in the education that an MBA represents.

Vault This site is for students and professionals, offering “inside information” on over 5,000 companies and top education programs, a job board, sample resumes, career advice and lots more.

WetFeet This business oriented website offers advice for undergrads and MBA students on all areas of finding a job (resume, interviews, salaries, etc.)

Company & Industry Information

EDGAR SEC filings from publically registered companies.

Executive Pay Watch This website maintained by the AFL-CIO monitors executive pay.  Provides information on CEO’s total compensation packages and allows you to compare workers’ salaries to that of their CEOs.

Forbes Lists Includes lists of 200 Best Small Companies, 400 Best Big Companies, America’s Larges Private Companies, and the Forbes 2000.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce : Promotes business opportunities in the greater Miami area, through networking, events, resource-sharing, news updates and more.

Hoovers A respected name in business, Hoover’s website offers some free financial information. A great site for company overviews.

YahooFinance This site provides current financial news and opinion, stock quotes, and personal finance information and tools. Additionally, it includes company financial reports such as annual reports, SEC filings, etc.

Data & Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics   Provides a wealth of information on so many different topics I can’t even begin to list them!

Census 2010 Conduct market research on an area of the country by gathering all types of data about people in the area.

Economic Report of the President  See the report for this year as well as historical reports.

FedStats The official government website compiles statistics from over 100 agencies on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Statistical Abstract  The Statistical Abstract of the United States, provides a summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Statistics include construction and housing, manufacturers, state and federal government finances and employment, and prices.

Economic Forecasting

Congressional Budget Office  Presents a 10 year forecast of economic indicators from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Includes monthly budget reviews and historical data.

World Economic Outlook  Produced by the International Monetary Fund, this site provides downloadable PDF reports on the IMF staff’s analysis and projections of economic development throughout the world.  Includes databases from which you can download time series data for GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices, more.

Global Business

BusinessPlanet This is a WorldBank site which provides information on the economies of 183 countries and the degree of difficulty in doing business in these countries.

Trade Data Online  Although primarily a Canadian site, this website also offers import and export data for the U.S.  Information can be generated in chart or report form.

World Cost of Living  Compares the cost of living throughout the world.

World Economic Forum This international non-profit group features economic reports on regions and industries throughout the world. Click on Knowledge Navigator to access these reports .

World Trade Organization In addition to extensive information on trade topics and news, click on the Resources tab to find statistics, online publications, and the audio and video of WTO events.

Government

Economic Report of the President  The report presents an overview of the nation’s economic progress using text and data appendices. See the report from this year, as well as historical reports.

The Federal Reserve  In addition to all of the general information, check out the tab for Economic Research & Data

FedStats  This official government website compiles numbers from over 100 agencies on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC’s site links to EDGAR filings, litigation information, investor information, podcasts, news releases, and more.

Green Business

GreenBiz.com – “Business Voice of the Green Economy” is the leading source for news, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business.

Green Business Alliance – provides guidance on how to adopt environmentally sensitive daily practices at home and in the office.

Green Money Journal   The mission of Green Money Journal is “to promote awareness of socially & environmentally responsible business, investing and consumer resources.” Lists socially responsible companies and mutual funds.

SustainableBusiness.com – provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics.

Investing

How stuff Works Provides a basic overview of the functioning of the stock market. Search this site for such things as overviews of Mutual Funds and Bonds.

Investing in Bonds Information provided by the Bond Market Association.  Includes introductory information on bond basics, buying and selling bonds, types of bonds, and daily and historical prices.

Investor’s Business Daily: Stock Ideas and Stock Research : Evaluate and track the daily movement of stocks with IBD’s advanced research tools. Also includes an Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Center and an Options Center, with current news updates.

Yahoo Finance Bond Center Allows you to search for bonds by type, maturation date, safety level and state.

Mutual Funds Investor’s Center Presents the basics of mutual funds and information on performance, risk and rating.

Hedge Funds Association Provides facts about hedge funds and investing strategies.

Management

Free Management Library – resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations.

NetMBA  Internet Center for Management & Business Administration’s website. This site provides articles about various subjects of business administration geared towards both students and practicing professionals.

Manufacturing

Industryweek Features full-text articles about the manufacturing industry.

Personal Finance

GoogleFinance  Provides real-time stock quotes and charts, financial news, and currency conversions.

YahooFinance This site provides current financial news and opinion, stock quotes, and personal finance information and tools. Additionally, it includes company financial reports such as annual reports, SEC filings, etc.

Reference

Barkley’s Comprehensive Financial Glossary Comprehensive glossary of finance and investment terminology.

Business Dictionary:  Features over 20,000 concise descriptions of business terms.

Finance Glossary Dictionary of financial and investment terms.

Reference for Business Provides access to a number of specialized encyclopedias including business, small business, management, and American industries as well as business biographies, business plans, and company histories.

Small Business

Business.gov Provides information for small businesses on legal requirements and the availability of government services from federal, state and local agencies.

Findlaw Small Business Center Offers information on operating a small business including financing and taxes, forms, contracts, laws and regulations.

NOLO Provides legal information for consumers and small businesses.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce  A wonderful source of information for small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration Provides information and services to help start, build, and grow small businesses.

Women in Business

Catalyst  This organization conducts research in 3 areas: women in leadership, organizational change and effectiveness, and diverse women and inclusion. Many articles may be downloaded for free.

Women in Business Provides links to biographies of prominent businesswomen, statistical sources, and newsletters and journals.

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