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Web-Based Business Information

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| NAICS and SIC Codes | International Trade |

The library is a welcoming place for business people to work.

Investment Resources

NASDAQ Stock Market Homepage:

Public Company/ticker symbol directory (all exchanges)
Company news from past 90 days (all exchanges)
Stock Reports (NASDAQ-listed companies only)
Analyst Information, including buy/sell recommendations (NASDAQ-listed companies only)

Yahoo's Business site offers quick information on stocks and more.

Company Reports from the Yahoo business site

Stock Charting and Technical Analysis from Free Stock Charts.

Zacks provides earnings estimates and buy/sell recommendations

Wall Street Journal "Streaming Live" - Streaming coverage of the "most important markets information from Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones."

ANNUAL REPORTS can be found at the following sites:

EDGARSEC filings and annual reports
AT&T (only);also includes historical stock prices.

Historical Stock Quotes

Mutual Funds:

Morningstar displays current information, but is not archived.

Stock Data from FinViz and from MarketWatch

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Small Business Links

Comprehensive Small Business Sources:

AtoZ databases - Look for people, a business, a job; do market research - The Nesmith Library subscribes to AtoZ databases.

Allbusiness - Sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet, this site offeres articles, videos, podcast, blogs, and more: timely information for the small business owner.

Entrepreneur - Sponsored by the magazine, this site offers how-to guides, free sample business plans, and more

Microcredit-NH  - is a non-profit program of the NH Community Loan Fund.  Its mission is to "increase the income and economic stability of the self-employed by providing access to business development education, financial resources, technical assistance and expanded market opportunities."

Registering Your Business in New Hampshire
The Small Business Administration
CCH Business Owner's Toolkit
Small Business Development Centers

Sample Business Plans
New Hampshire Benefits - This statewide, all-industry 2004 survey gathered data about employee benefits offered by businesses in New Hampshire. The goal was to give NH employers a tool to use when comparing benefit packages to those of other employers in the same size class or industry.

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center - provides professional, one-on-one business management advice and educational programs, at no cost, to new and existing businesses.

Go it alone!: The Secret to Building a Successful Business on Your Own/ by Bruce Judson, who teaches at the Yale School of Management, has made available this book online - for free.

Financial Assistance:
Small Business Development Centers
America's Business Funding Directory

Small Business Grants

Industry Information:
Gateway to Associations Online

Inventor's Handbook a great resource from MIT

Patent Information Online

Stop Fakes - "..Part of a nationwide effort dedicated to protecting the intellectual property interest of small businesses from theft that can occur both at home and abroad."

Marketing Information:
U.S. Census Bureau (to research the competition)
Chamber of Commerce International Directory

Thomas Register

Trade Show Network

Franchises: - franchising opportunities sorted alphabetically or by industry, location, high-investment, low-cost, home-based, women-based, "green", etc.
The Franchise Registry
International Franchise Association
BISON: The Franchise Network

North American Industry Classification System and Standard Industrial Classification System
along with the correspondence between the two systems. "Establishments using similar raw material inputs, similar capital equipment, and similar labor are classified in the same industry. In other words, establishments that do similar things in similar ways are classified together."

International Trade/Business Information

Where do I begin?

The U.S. Commerce Department, Trade Information Center (TIC) offers referals and information on export assistance, and more.
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade sponsors training conferences, assists with financing, provides links to trade leads and partners.
National Trade Data Bank - STAT-USA offers market research reports and country analysis; some is value-added.

Where do I find information about the economics, politics, geography, government, business policies, and risk factors of a country?

Department of State, Background Notes .
CIA World Factbook.
World Bank Group Competitiveness Indicators - After choosing a country, go to Country Brief and Country Data.
PRS (Political Risk Group) - Top Countries in the World. Best and worst ranked countries in the world; some reports are value-added, some low-cost.
International Corruption Perception Index (integrity performance).
Where can I find laws and practices for transacting business within a country?
Ernst & Young International,Doing Business in... (free, but must register first).
United States Embassies Worldwide (If Embassy has a web page).
Where do I find International trade and copyright laws?
Hieros Gamos - International government web sites, legal associations, law firms, and more.
LexMercatoria - Full text of international treaties, rules, etc.; links to sites in law, economy, and more.
What about the details - culture, holidays, etiquette, terrorism, hotels, translators, visas, etc.?
International Business Etiquette and Manners
Business Netiquette International
Exchange Rates from CNN
International Addresses and Salutations - based on Mirriam Websters Guide to International Communications.
The Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site
U.S. State Department - Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets.
What is currently happening in international business in country "X"?
Financial Times
International New York Times
Trade Compass Daily Briefs - News on regulatory notices.

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