Sites by Subject · Business

Research Databases

Business Full Text
Indexes (1982+), abstracts (1984+), and full-text (1995+) articles from business-related magazines and journals. Users will find feature articles, product reviews, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, book reviews, reports from associations, societies, trade shows and conferences, etc.
Business NewsBank
Articles covering companies, industries, executives and from hundreds of local, regional, national newspapers, newswires and business journals. Also includes access to America’s News Magazines.
Business Source Premier
Includes thousands of full-text articles from business magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications, as well as company profiles, industry profiles and market research reports.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Mergent Online
Detailed information on all public companies, both U.S. and worldwide. Not only does it supply general company information but it also includes company financials, EDGAR reports, news articles, annual reports and a company history.
MergentWebReports
All Mergent (Moody's) Manuals published since 1909. The comprehensive library of documents includes company annual reports, prospectuses, industry reports and other company related documents in PDF image formats.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds; build and analyze an investment portfolio; learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.
ProQuest
Collection of databases that offer users access to full-text articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
ReferenceUSA
Detailed information on nearly 14 million U.S. companies, organizations, and agencies, and 205 million U.S. residents. Search the business database by company name, sales volume, SIC codes, number of employees, product lines, and more. Search the residential database by name, geographical area, or phone number.
Small Business Resource Center
Content in this resource spans all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax planning, etc. Hundreds of sample business plans from the Business Plan Handbook Series are also available.

Company Information

Annual Reports Online
Search or browse for recent company annual reports by name, ticker symbol, industry, or stock exchange.
Cincinnati Department of Economic Development
This web site provides information on businesses, financial institutions, demographics, and economic development in Cincinnati.
Corporate Information
Information on public and private companies, combined with industry information. Registration required to use site.
Hoover’s
A popular site for basic information on companies, large and small.
Infospace’s Companies Online
This site allows you to "find any company with an Internet presence and link to their web site instantly!"
Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Business Directory
A directory of businesses owned by women and minorities which can be searched by company name, industry, and location.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber's website highlights pro-business legislators. They also identify and promote legislation that supports the needs of the business community.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
This web site features information about the SEC, information for assisting investors, making complaints, and searchable databases of EDGAR and other SEC-related documents. Includes a section on small business.

Current Awareness and Research Guides

IPL2 – Starting a Small Business
Overview on the basics of starting your own business.

Economics

Advertising Age
News about the marketing industry, as well as specific product/company information.
American City Business Journals
Links to the business newspapers in many U.S. cities including the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
This site contains data on "key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy." Includes an overview of the US economy based on key economic indicators complete with regional breakdowns. Includes state, county, and metropolitan-area data on GDP, income, and employment.
County Business Patterns
This site contains "an annual series providing economic profile of counties, states, and the United States. Data includes employment, payroll, and number of establishments by industry."
Ohio Economic Development Association
OEDA represents over 300 economic development professionals from across Ohio and works to advocate on behalf of economic development issues. Provides on-going professional development training, materials and resources, networking opportunities, and workforce development.
Treasury Direct
This site keeps track of the U.S. Government's public debt, to the penny, updated every business day. It also includes information on U.S. Treasury bills, notes, bonds, and other government issues.
U.S. Census Bureau
This web site includes up-to-the second projections of the current population of both the U.S. and the world as well as a variety of tools for viewing and manipulating data from the 2000 census.

International Business

globalEDGE – International business resource desk
International business tools and information listed by country or trade topic. From the Michigan State University College of Business.

Small Business

Bplans.com
Sixty free sample business plans and useful examples for new businesses.
Business Funding
Although grant money for business enterprises is generally unavailable , this Foundation Center Knowledge Base article provides helpful links to websites discussing low-interest loans and other types of assistance.
Business USA
Comprehensive Federal Government web portal for small business owners that includes links to financial help, government contract opportunities, exporting advice, and easy to understand guides to federal regulations.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Small Business Resources
Use this directory for local resources.
Home Based Biz
Tips and advice on starting a business from home, equipping your office, getting organized and more.
Inc.com
Information, products, services, and online tools drawn from a wide variety of sources are provided for virtually every business and management task.
Office of Women's Business Ownership (Small Business Administration)
Small Business Administration site dedicated to women entrepreneurs. Includes a nationwide directory of Women's Business Centers.
Ohio 1st Stop Business Connection
Ohio Department of Development site for new businesses. Includes an easy to use online form allowing you to create a customized business information kit containing Ohio regulations, licensing requirements and forms specific to your business.
SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
This site offers e-mail counseling and a host of other services, such as links to possible funding sources.
Small and Home-Based Business Links
This site contains a collection of links to other small business resources.
Small Business Administration
Good general information on government programs and services for the small business owner.
Small Business Advancement National Center
Research institute web site contains many links of interest to small businesses, including full-text journal articles and very good sites on business financing.
Small Business Advisor
Articles and information for those wishing to start a small business or those who already have.
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Tax information for the small business person from the US Department of the Treasury.
Small Business Page (Wall Street Journal)
Nicely laid out web page containing full-text news articles, franchise opportunities, business plan basics, e-mail alerts, financing tips, etc.

Taxes

Sites by Subject · Taxes
Directory of tax information and resources.