Business Resources on the Internet
Services | Internet Guide
- Company Information
- International Business
- People, Products
- Business in California
- Business in San Diego
These sites have links to Web sites covering a wide range of topics including Banking, Companies, Foreign Exchange Rates, Industry, International Trade, Investment, Labor and Employment, Marketing and Demographics, Non-profits, Real Estate, Small Business, Taxes, and Unclaimed Property.
Business Owners' Idea Cafe A site geared towards small business. Take a look at CyberSchmooz Small Business Chat Forum and the Coffee Talk with Experts and other sections.
Bizlink (Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County)
CEO Express - Business portal created by a CEO. Links are organized under Daily News & Information, Business Research, Office Tools & Travel, and Breaktime.
Company Information Online Research Guide (Los Angeles Public Library)
Corporate Information - Includes company profiles, reports and lists of links to other sites with both company and country directories. You may search by company name or by country to find a list of sites that provide the information.
FirstGov Business - The U.S. Government’s official website for businesses and non-profits.
Librarians' Index to the Internet: Business - Links are organized by over 50 categories, including small business, with extensive site descriptions.
Small Business Development Center - A National Information Clearinghouse with links under topics that include Getting Started, Demographics, Finance, E-commerce, Home Business, Business Plans, and Marketing.
Edgar On-line - SEC filings, free registration required.
Hoover's Company Capsules and Profiles - Company descriptions, financials, key officers, and news for more than 17,000 public and private enterprises worldwide. Available on SDPL's database site.
Public Records Database - Links to corporate names databases for each state that it's available; this is helpful for information on a private company.
Export.Gov - The U.S. Government's official website for export information. See also the link to the San Diego U.S. Export Assistance Center under the Business in San Diego heading.
GlobalEDGE - A wide-ranging directory with links to electronic journals, country specific information, international trade, statistical sources, company information, and much more.
Kompass International - International database of 1.5 million manufacturing companies.
Tradeport - A free service that allows users to access a broad range of public and private information resources and databases connected with international trade.
Infospace - Online directories of people, businesses, reverse phone look up.
Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights - The U.S. Government's official website for small business to learn how to protect their intellectual property (IP). San Diego Public Library's Central Library is the only Patent and Trademark Depository Library south of Los Angeles.
ThomasNet® - Search by product or service, company, or brand name. Registration (free) required. ThomasNet.com combines all the capabilities of the Thomas Regional as well as offering national manufacturing search, CAD search, brand search and more. See also the Additional Resources, which includes Thomas Global Register® for searching worldwide industrial information. From publisher, Thomas Register®.
Business in California
State of California - Business Information - State requirements for business entities, information on starting a business, California law, and more.
California Taxes - Small Business Assistance Center - Small business information with a focus on taxes.
Important Dates for Income Tax - Information to assist you in keeping up with tax due dates.
Business in San Diego
Greater San Diego Business Association - See the Small Business Resource Center. San Diego's gay and lesbian chamber of commerce. Its Small Business Resource Center has links to help all small businesses.
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) - Local resource for demographics and other data, maps and GIS information.
San Diego Better Business Bureau - Click on the "Information Library" tab to access the bureau's Resource Library with articles on business and business ethics.
San Diego County Business Resources - Ficticious business names and more.
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce - See Small Business Resource Center, Mexico Business Center, Public Policy, and Economic Research Bureau for helpful information.
San Diego U.S. Export Assistance Center - The U.S. Government's local office to help small-to-medium sized companies with their exporting strategies.
San Diego Workforce Partnership - For business assistance, see this link. See also, research the listings of Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Councils, and business and industry associations.
SCORE, San Diego Chapter - Counseling and workshops for small business.
Visit these Web sites for local small business assistance.
City of San Diego's Office of Small Business - See "10 Steps to Starting a Business" for a good overview of starting a business in San Diego.
City of San Diego - Business and Finance - Financial resources available to business in the City of San Diego.
Small Business Development & International Trade Center - Provides no-cost business assistance to start-up and existing businesses. Very good for import/export businesses.
U. S. Small Business Administration (San Diego District Office) - Click on the "Small Business Planner" tab for managing your business from start to finish. See the free online courses under the "Services" tab. Read and listen to information unique to small businesses under the "Tools" tab.
Will It Fly? - Learn about best practices for your small business in the areas of Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Insurance, Legal, Marketing, Operations and Product.
The Women’s Business Center of California - Committed to assisting entrepreneurs starting, expanding or enhancing small businesses in San Diego County, with a focus on the challenges and concerns of women small business owners.