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For more web sites please refer to The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources by, Robert Berkman, 2004. Reference HK.1B455s 2004.

Local Resources

    The Western Massachusetts branch of the national nonprofit organization which offers free counseling and information to entrepreneurs and small business owners, this is a great resource for starting or jump-starting a business.

  • Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
    The Chamber of Commerce has created this great Northampton site, including a business directory, an events calendar, economic development news, and help for individual businesses or entrepreneurs.

  • Business Portal
    This website gathers together information ranging from assistance in starting, growing & operating a small business, funding & financing, regulations by industry, hiring & managing employees, taxes, and small business guides.

National and International Resources

  • Thomas Register
    Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.

  • Annual Reports
    Search for Annual Reports and 10K reports of companies traded on the U.S. Stock Exchange.

  • Big Charts
    Current and historical stock quotations.

  • Better Business Bureau
    Search for information on over 2.5 million businesses.

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Product Recalls
    Search for company and product recalls from 1977 to the present.

  • Doing Business
    The World Bank publishes this website for "comparing business regulations". 175 economies' data and reports relevant to doing business are included.

    Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the public.

    Search for product recalls.

  • globalEDGE
    The Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, provides access to information about business internationally.

  • International Trade Administration
    The International Trade Administration is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes United States exports of nonagricultural U.S. services and goods. The website provides data and analysis for market and industry research, among other resources.
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