Research links for Small Business Development Center at Concordia

Articles, companies financials, associations

LexisNexis restricted access company information, public financial data, news, SEC, able to search by NAICS etc...

Business Source Premier: BSI restricted access datamonitor reports, news, journals articles, can search by NAICS. Alternate Interface Business Source Premier.  

Gale Directory Library restricted access includes Encyclopedia of Associations both National and International

Government resources

US Census Bureau
        American Fact Finder - quick facts using a map See also 2011 map interface
        Economic Census - Find industry info and financials using NAICS codes    
        Statistical Abstract of the United States - publication of this compendium ended Oct. 1, 2011, see source listed in the tables for current data.
                    See: Section titled "Income, Expenditure, Poverty and Wealth" includes Consumer Expenditure Survey data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Consumer Expenditure Survey.  

IRS: Internal Revenue Service - tax information

US Patent and Trademark Office - patent and trademark information and search

US Securities and Exchange - Search Edgar for company financial data company search form

Other Business specific web sites

Business USA is the U.S. Government's official website for small businesses, providing access to Federal, state, and local information that helps business owners successfully start and operate while staying compliant with laws and regulations. New website is the same as the Small Business Administration listed below.

Minnesota North Star government site includes information for business

Minnesota Secretary of State search for availability of business name

Positively Minnesota The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency.  DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

Small Business Administration - Minnesota

Chamber of Commerce: call the local Chamber of Commerce where you want to set up a business or look for their web site.
    Use Google to search for "name of town" and "Chamber of Commerce"
    Search: Moorhead Chamber of Commerce
Fargo/Moorhead includes Community Facts    

Minnesota residents see also:

ELM Electronic Library of Minnesota. Magazines and newspapers available with a Minnesota library card. Business resources include Business Source Premier which has company and industry reports.

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