This is a very comprehensive worldwide site which searches data on companies in 30 industries in 65 countries. The U. S. section has a specific U. S. Private Company area which contains an exhaustive set of useful links. It also provides profiles on public companies by state, covering 248 companies in Ohio..
This site provides information on more than 100 Federal Agencies reporting annual expenditures of at least $500,000 on any of 400 different topics. It even has special web pages which most of the Agencies maintain for children in elementary through high school. If you need demographic or economic data for marketing research this is a valuable starting point.
Onvia.com, Inc. is a public (NASDAQ: ONVI) company specializing in B2G. Its goal is to help businesses secure government contract and to assist government agencies in finding suppliers and bidders online. Through this site it manages the distribution and reporting of RFPs (Requests for Proposal) from more than 300 government agencies nationwide.
Started in 1995 as a graduate seminar at The School of Information and Library Studies at the University Of Michigan, this Internet Public Library site provides a wealth of worldwide newspapers and magazines on-line.
The U. S. Business Advisor was created by The SBA, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, and the U. S. Business Advisor integrating task force. Their goal is to make the relationship between business and government more productive.
The Risk Management Association is the professional group of lending and credit professionals. Originally founded in 1914 as Robert Morris Associates, it changed its name in June of 2000, and today has over 110 chapters of credit risk management professionals.
The National Association of Credit Management is the corporate counterpart to the banking industrys Risk Management Association. This site lists its many credit services of value to corporate credit managers.
In addition to posting timely business articles this site lists all the programs supported by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. It bills itself as A World of Resources for Entrepreneurs.
Many of the articles which appear in the magazine of the same name are published at this site. Generally their focus is on the larger privately held companies in America rather than first generation start-ups.
The Small Business Council of America is the only national organization exclusively representing the federal income and estate tax, pension and other benefit interests of privately held and family owned businesses. They post timely articles of interest to PCOs on this site.
The Family Firm Institute is a Boston-based international professional organization dedicated to assisting family firms by increasing the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge of family business advisors, educators, researcher and consultants.
The National Bureau of Economic Research is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Its research is conducted by 600 university professors around the country. The NBER is usually viewed as providing the definitive declaration of when our economy enters and leaves a recession.