In July 2019, data.census.gov became the primary way to access Census Bureau data, including upcoming releases from the 2018 American Community Survey, 2017 Economic Census, 2020 Census and more. As of July 1, 2019, all new data (and data previously … Read more
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A good online dictionary of real estate terms from NAOIP the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
Free quarterly reports on economic activity especially on commercial property industry. Includes reports on city, national and international markets. Also contains commercial property listings.
Search listings of commercial property available for sale or lease. Available property includes; multifamily, retail, industrial, office, land, agricultural, hotel & motel, healthcare, senior housing, sports & entertainment and residential income properties.
Compare quick facts for up to 3 geographic areas, quick facts include data on: population by age, race, and gender, housing, education, health, economy, transprotation, income and poverty, and numbers of businesses.
Great source for finding information on typical duties, educational or work experience / requirements and, forecasted future need for various occupations.
Real time or near real time real residential real estate listings
Real time or near real time real residential real estate listings
Craftsman National Appraisal Estimator (formerly Building-Cost.net) A valuation software to produce estimates of home construction, renovation, and replacement cost estimates including materials, design, quality, size, shape, heating, cooling, and geographic area. This is NOT a free resource.
Home sale predictions and information for the home building industry and vital economic statistics for the home building industry.
Provides a series of reports covering residential replacement cost estimates, risk analysis and other property valuation information. Some information is free some you yave to pay for.
The American Housing Survey is among the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. Housing conditions and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data available includes: National and metropolitan data … Read more
A collection of downloadable real estate financial models, along with information on careers, education, and networking in “commercial real estate.”
Previous 30 days of commercial, office, retail, medical industrial, “live/work” real estate listings for more than 50 major markets around the United States. There “submarkets” available for most of the “major” markets. Data available includes street address, descriptions of the … Read more
What books are available in any of UNC-Chapel Hill’s many libraries.
Demographic profiles of North Carolina counties. Reports on the state of various industries in North Carolina, Comparison of North Carolina to the other states on basic demographic, infrastructure and business climate measures.
An image database of more than 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of … Read more
A collection of 26 guides of best business resources covering specific business related topics. Topics include accounting, advertising & marketing, electronic commerce, human resource management and more. Each guide provides an annotated “listing of significant sites that are themselves content … Read more
Contains about 500 sample business plans organized by broad categories. You can also search for plans by keywords. There is also information and advice on writing your business plan, starting, funding, and growing your business.
This is a major statistics site! You can find all kinds of international, national, regional and industry economic and performance statistics including GDP, balance of payments, national income, personal income and outlays, trade in goods and services, foreign direct investment, and dozens … Read more
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, compiles a massive amounts of information and statistics on employment, productivity, inflation, consumer spending, wages, earnings aspects of the U.S. economy.
A series of Web pages maintained by Nancy Lovas the Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Davis Library. There are guides for Accounting, Banking, Companies, Industry / Market Research, and more.
A great source Information about industries and corporations. Business news headlines are grouped by hour of the day. Business Wire is also good for finding the Full text of news and press releases from major U.S. corporations, including many Fortune … Read more
A glossary of more than 8,000 finance terms. The definitions are clear and concise. There are more than 18,000 hyperlinks between words in definitions and corresponding glossary entries. There is no true search functionality for this site. Once the user … Read more
Information to help Canadians start, manage, and grow their businesses.
There are links here to many newspapers, magazines and broadcast media web pages covering general and business news. There are also links to financial markets, company and industry research, statistics, government and legal web sites. CEOExpress is clearly laid out … Read more
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas … Read more
This web site is great for finding information on U.S. Congressional legislative activity. You can find information on and the full-text of bills, committee meetings, roll call votes, and many other activities and issues that the U.S. Congress debates and act … Read more
Congressional budget office has a variety of economic and budgetary forecasts, projections, and historical data for the US economy and the Federal budget.
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high growth, high impact entrepreneurial companies and to accelerate the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North Carolina. CED is … Read more
Country Commercial Guides (CCG’s) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies, and they use economic, political and market analysis to give an in-depth look at the commercial environment in various countries. There’s a … Read more
An annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. … Read more
Doing Business is an annual report from the World Bank that provides rankings, evaluations, and measures of business regulations and laws and their enforcement for small and medium sized domestic business across more than 190 economies and selected cities at … Read more
The EDPNC is focused on recruiting new businesses to North Carolina and supporting existing businesses in NorthCarolina through a variety of programs. These programs include: site identification and selection for expansion and/or relocation, incentive programs, export assistance, start-up assistance and more.
From the Securities & Exchange Commission. This site provides access to the full-text of 10-K, Proxies and other reports publicly traded companies are required to file with the SEC.
Created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Entrepreneurship.org was formed as a free, online international resource designed to help build entrepreneurial economies. Entrepreneurship.org features a vast array of content and resources to assist entrepreneurs, business mentors, policy makers, academics and … Read more
Find information on some 3 Million companies in 35 European countries. Search by company name, industry, country, or region of country. Each entry includes addresses, phone numbers, maybe an email contact, maybe a map of the location. You must select … Read more
Formed by the merger of EU Market Access Database and the EUI Trade Helpdesk. provides information on market access and trade barriers as well as trade statistics between the countries of the European Union and the rest of the world. … Read more
Information on European Union tax and customs issues. Including personal and company taxation, Tariffs and excise taxes, VAT (Value Added Taxes), car taxes, and customs procedures and controls.
European Patent Office is a free patent searching service provided by the European Patent Organization. Coverage is all patent applications published in the past two years by EPO national offices. Full bibliographic details are displayed, with links to PDF page … Read more
Articles, reports, and statistics on the state of entrepreneurship in the United States. This site is sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
An Excellent starting point for finding information from the United States government on importing and exporting products into or out of the United States.
The official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.
Do you want to know anything about the Federal Reserve? This web site is a good place to start. There is a brief history of the Fed, links to all the other Federal Reserve District Banks, links to current and historical financial … Read more
An extensive collection of links to international trade and importing and exporting resources that are availalbe on the Web. Some of the links are to free resources others are to subscription resources. AFTER FREE REGISTRATION You can search the collection … Read more
Content includes links to state tax agencies’ home pages, links to each state’s tax forms and electronic filing sites, general information on state tax structures, information about upcoming meetings and workshops, data on proposed federal tax changes that could affect … Read more
Candid was formed by the merger of the Foundation Center and GuideStar. The mission of Candid is to “Give you the information you need to do good.” From their web page the description of “What we do” reads “Every year, … Read more
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is a not-for-profit academic research consortium that produes an annual assessment of the entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries. The data collected is ‘harmonized’ by a central team of experts, … Read more
Web site from Michigan State University that is a portal site for all kinds of trade, export, and country information.
A collection of guides prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
A wonderful page of interesting tables and charts showing how Consumer Price Index (CPI) affects prices and nearly everything else that has money as a base. There are conversion factors to determine the value of dollars of the years 1774 … Read more
Tax information publications and forms from the United States Internal Revenue Service.
A guide information on Federal Tax aspects of a small business. Also a selected guide to other Internet sites and resources with information of interest to those starting or running a small businesses.
This site contains links to many different statistics related to corporate and individual taxation. Information is gathered form corporate and individual tax returns filed with the United States Internal Revenue Service. The most current data here is 2 to 3 years … Read more
The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other … Read more
Labor statistics, surveys, standards, and legislation information from the International Labour Organization.
The U.S. Census Bureau has collected links to statistical sites for over 100 countries and international organizations. This is a good place to begin your search for statistics in other countries.
Lots of Importing and Exporting information. Click on “Products approach” or “Country approach” at the opening screen, and you’ll go to a page with a wealth of links to both ITC information and trade information on the Internet. Click on … Read more
Information from the Japan Patent Office including how to apply as well as a searchable databases of granted patents.
Links to a series of “tutorials” on marketing topics.
A free Web journal dedicated to “providing legal and library professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools.”
Use the pull down menu to select a state or territory and get a link to the Secretary of State Office for that state or territory that is responsible for corporate registrations in that state or territory. The offices may … Read more
Links to all kinds of information about doing business in or with the state of North Carolina. Including: applications, permits, licenses, laws, taxes, and all manner of laws, rules, and regulations.
The site provides links to the FREE web sites of hundreds of U.S. and non-U.S. newspapers, U.S. radio stations, and U.S. television stations. This resource is particularly good for finding articles or news stories on smaller perhaps privately owned companies … Read more
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) provides common industry definitions for Canada, Mexico, and the United States. And allows for better comparison of economic and financial statistics and ensures that such statistics keep pace with the changing economy. NAICS … Read more
The North Carolina Department of Commerce provides a wealth of information and services including: business license information, NC statistics, site selection, international trade assistance, and more.
Lots of information about foreign exchange including a converter. The converter lets you convert between any two of the worlds currencies. For example you can determine how many Yen, Pounds, or Krone you can get for your Dollar, Peso, or … Read more
This is a marvelous site that lets you search for the definitions of words in more than 1060 different dictionaries. You can search all of the dictionaries at once or search them individually.
A good place to find upto three years of press releases and other news released by companies who are members of the PR Newswire organization. PR Newswire serves more than 50% of public companies in the United States, including over … Read more
RePEc together with IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service), is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in more than 80 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database … Read more
News and legislation relating to sales and use taxation in the United States. Click on the “resources” link on the right of the screen for a link to sales and use tax rates by state.
Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines. (Source Vendor web site)
An alternative site for searching the United States’ SEC EDGAR filings The site requires you to register, but registration is free. This resource is produced by Fran Finnegan & Company.
Official site that provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by Canadian public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in the SEDAR filing system. SEDAR is a rough equivalent to the SEC’s EDGAR … Read more
This page allows the user to search the 1987 version of the SIC manual by keyword(s) for a 4 digit SIC and to access descriptive information for a known 4-digit SIC
Librarians at Rutgers University Libraries created this very useful and comprihensive site. “This Webguide lists stock and commodity exchanges, including those dealing in futures, options, and derivatives, as well as sources for market and stock prices and reports.”
Order hardcopies of annual reports from participating companies for free from one central location for more than 5,000 public companies traded on the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, OTC and TSX exchanges. Reports are mailed free of charge to US addresses.
The major statistics site for statistics on the United States of America! The site contains all kinds of statistics covering a wide range of subjects, from population to the economy to health issues, it is all here. Use the Index … Read more
Describes Census Bureau “programs” that provide statistics about U.S. businesses and governments. In Census jargon “programs” are are major data collection and reporting operations. All active “programs” are included along with discontinued “programs” of continuing interest. Each “program” description includes … Read more
Along with the expected information on Border Security this site contains information on rules and regulations that apply to importing and exporting goods to and from the United States.
Lots of information on labor laws, regulations, and statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Tariff and trade data and statistics. Find the dollar or percentage rate of the tariff due on almost everything imported into the United States. Dollar value of imports of categories is available for U.S. to other countries and other countries … Read more
News and information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Including patent application forms, rules, regulations, and procedures, and frequently asked questions about the patent and trademark process. There are easy to use searchable databases of patents, trademarks, and patent … Read more
Provides access to the full-text regulatory material, litigation of SEC enforcement actions, the EDGAR Database of company filings, and a history of the SEC.
U.S. Government agency that provides financial, technical, and management assistance to help Americans start and grow their businesses.
News and information from the United Kingdom’s Patent and Trademark Office. Including patent application forms, rules and procedures, and frequently asked questions about the patent and trademark process. You can also search for on Patents, tredemarks, and copyrights granted in … Read more
This portal site has a very large collection of categorized and briefly annotated links to web resources useful for financial management related questions, more than 1,000 PowerPoint slides, interactive quizzes, web-based exercises, and more. The web sites are grouped to … Read more
A global directory of manufacturers and distributors, classified by industrial products and services categories. Information includes company name address and contact numbers or email. Does not necessarily include every company producing a product or service from every country.
WIPO is an agency of the UN. The WIPO databases include international intellectual property laws, standards, and statistics, but also information on international patents, brand registrations, marks, appellations of origin, and more. ()source Davis Libary web page.)
A collection of financial calculators including their Universal Currency Converter for converting more than 180 world currencies in to any other world currencies and a Credit Card Charges Calculator that it will give you an estimate of the “hidden” charges … Read more
A dictionary and thesaurus combination. Type in a word and get a definition, synonyms, and a list of usage examples. A nice feature of this site is that many words have a link to an audiofile where you can hear … Read more
Financial information on publicly traded companies. Including delayed stock price, financial statements, financial and performance ratios, analyst estimates and recomendations, and more.