Business

Main.Business History

Hide minor edits - Show changes to output

March 25, 2013, at 11:32 AM EST by bk - add mass.gov business portal
Changed lines 19-20 from:
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.
to:
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.\\\

* [[Mass.gov Business Portal -> http://www.mass.gov/portal/business/]]\\
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
.
Changed line 10 from:
For more web sites please refer to [[The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources -> http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3346396~S41]] by, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
to:
For more web sites please refer to [[The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/838560]] by, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
Added line 7:
* [[Taxes]]
Changed lines 14-15 from:
* '''SCORE'''\\
http://www.scorewesternmass.org/\\
to:
* [[SCORE -> http://www.scorewesternmass.org/]]\\
Changed lines 17-18 from:
* '''Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce'''\\
http://www.explorenorthampton.com/\\
to:
* [[Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce -> http://www.explorenorthampton.com/]]\\
Changed lines 12-13 from:
!!Local
to:
!! Local Resources
Changed lines 22-35 from:
!! [[#General]] General

'''Thomas
Register'''\\
http://www.thomasnet.com/\\
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.

'''Annual Reports'''
\\
http://www.annualreports.com/\\
Search for Annual
Reports and 10K reports of companies traded on the U.S. Stock Exchange.

'''Big Charts'''\\
http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/\\
Current
and historical stock quotations.
to:
!! [[#General]] National and International Resources

* [[Thomas
Register -> http://www.thomasnet.com/]]\\
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.\\\

* [[Annual
Reports -> http://www.annualreports.com/]]\\
Search for Annual Reports
and 10K reports of companies traded on the U.S. Stock Exchange.\\\

* [[Big Charts -> http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/]]\\
Current and historical stock quotations.\\\

Added lines 12-21:
!!Local

* '''SCORE'''\\
http://www.scorewesternmass.org/\\
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'''\\
http://www.explorenorthampton.com/\\
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.

Changed lines 36-72 from:
'''Better Business Bureau'''\\
[[
http://www.bbb.org]]\\
Search for information on over 2.5 million businesses.

'''Consumer
Product Safety Commission Product Recalls'''\\
http://www.cpsc.gov/\\
Search for company and product recalls from 1977 to the present.

'''Doing Business'''
\\
http://www.doingbusiness.org/\\
The World Bank publishes this website for "comparing business regulations"
. 175 economies' data and reports relevant to doing business are included.

'''EDGAR'''\\
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml\\
Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the
public.

'''Recalls.gov'''
\\
http://www.recalls.gov/\\
Search for product
recalls. 

'''globalEDGE'''
\\
http://globaledge.msu.edu \\
The Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, provides access to information about business internationally.

'''International Trade Administration'''
\\
http://www.ita.doc.gov

!![[#Local
]] Local

'''SCORE'''\\
http://www.scorewesternmass.org/\\
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'''\\
http://www.explorenorthampton.com/\\
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
.
to:
* [[Better Business Bureau -> http://www.bbb.org]]\\
Search for information on over 2.5 million businesses.\\\

* [[Consumer
Product Safety Commission Product Recalls -> http://www.cpsc.gov/]]\\
Search for company and product recalls from 1977 to the present.\\\

* [[Doing Business -> http://www
.doingbusiness.org/]]\\
The World Bank publishes this website for "comparing
business regulations". 175 economies' data and reports relevant to doing business are included.\\\

* [[EDGAR -> http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml]] \\
Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the
public.\\\

* [[Recalls.gov -> http://www.
recalls.gov/]]\\
Search for product recalls.
\\\

* [[globalEDGE -> http://globaledge.msu.edu]]\\
The Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, provides access to information about business internationally.
\\\

* [[International Trade Administration ->
http://www.ita.doc.gov]]\\
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
.
Changed lines 2-6 from:

Interested in finding a business' phone number or address? Then try our [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/research/index.php?n=Main.Directories | Directories]] subject guide.

For more web sites please refer to [[http
://wmars.cwmars.org/search/Xbusiness+web+sites%26submit=Submit%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D/Xbusiness+web+sites%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D%26SUBKEY=business%20web%20sites/1,8,8,E/frameset%26FF=Xbusiness+web+sites%26submit=Submit%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D%261,1,.|The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources]]. By, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
to:
(:see-also:)
* [[Consumer Information]]
* [[Directories]]
* [[Economy]]
*
[[Statistics]]
(
:see-also-end:)
(:feature-box To learn more about business research
...:)
For more web sites please refer to [[The Skeptical Business Searcher
: the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources -> http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3346396~S41]] by, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
(:feature-box-end:)
Changed lines 9-12 from:
'''Thomas Register'''
\\
http://www.thomasnet.com/
\\
to:
'''Thomas Register'''\\
http://www.thomasnet.com/\\
Changed lines 13-16 from:
'''Annual Reports'''
\\
http://www.annualreports.com/
\\
to:
'''Annual Reports'''\\
http://www.annualreports.com/\\
Changed lines 17-20 from:
'''Big Charts'''
\\
http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/
\\
to:
'''Big Charts'''\\
http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/\\
Changed lines 21-24 from:
'''Better Business Bureau'''
\\
[[http://www.bbb.org]]
\\
to:
'''Better Business Bureau'''\\
[[http://www.bbb.org]]\\
Changed lines 25-28 from:
'''Consumer Product Safety Commission Product Recalls'''
\\
http://www.cpsc.gov/
\\
to:
'''Consumer Product Safety Commission Product Recalls'''\\
http://www.cpsc.gov/\\
Changed lines 29-32 from:
'''Doing Business'''
\\
http://www.doingbusiness.org/
\\
to:
'''Doing Business'''\\
http://www.doingbusiness.org/\\
Changed lines 33-36 from:
'''EDGAR'''
\\
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml
\\
to:
'''EDGAR'''\\
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml\\
Changed lines 37-40 from:
'''Recalls.gov'''
\\
http://www.recalls.gov/
\\
to:
'''Recalls.gov'''\\
http://www.recalls.gov/\\
Changed lines 41-44 from:
'''globalEDGE'''
\\
http://globaledge.msu.edu
\\
to:
'''globalEDGE'''\\
http://globaledge.msu.edu \\
Changed lines 45-46 from:
'''International Trade Administration'''
\\
to:
'''International Trade Administration'''\\
Changed lines 48-49 from:
!![[#Local]] Local\\
to:
!![[#Local]] Local
Changed lines 1-3 from:
----
[[#Databases|Databases]] | [[#General|General]] | [[#Local|Local]] | [[Stocks]]

to:
(:*toc:)
Changed lines 6-11 from:
!!! [[#Databases]] Databases



!
!! [[#General]] General
to:

!! [[#General]] General
Changed lines 67-68 from:
!!![[#Local]] Local\\
to:
!![[#Local]] Local\\
Changed line 33 from:
[[http://www.bbb.com]]
to:
[[http://www.bbb.org]]
Changed line 27 from:
http://www.bigcharts.com
to:
http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/
Changed lines 6-12 from:
For more web sites please refer to [[http://
     
wmars.cwmars.org/search/Xbusiness+web+sites%26submit=S
      ubmit
%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D/Xbusi
      ness
+web+sites%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SOR
      T
=D%26SUBKEY=business%20web%20sites/1,8,8,E/frameset%2
      6FF
=Xbusiness+web+sites%26submit=Submit%26Da=%26Db=%26
      searchscope
=41%26p=%26SORT=D%261,1,.|The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources]]. By, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
to:
For more web sites please refer to [[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/Xbusiness+web+sites%26submit=Submit%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D/Xbusiness+web+sites%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D%26SUBKEY=business%20web%20sites/1,8,8,E/frameset%26FF=Xbusiness+web+sites%26submit=Submit%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D%261,1,.|The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources]]. By, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
Changed lines 6-12 from:
For more web sites please refer to [[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/Xbusiness+web+sites&submit=Submit&Da=&Db=&searchscope=41&p=&SORT=D/Xbusiness+web+sites&Da=&Db=&searchscope=41&p=&SORT=D&SUBKEY=business%20web%20sites/1%2C8%2C8%2CE/frameset&FF=Xbusiness+web+sites&submit=Submit&Da=&Db=&searchscope=41&p=&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C|The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources]]. By, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
to:
For more web sites please refer to [[http://
     
wmars.cwmars.org/search/Xbusiness+web+sites%26submit=S
      ubmit%26Da
=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SORT=D/Xbusi
      ness
+web+sites%26Da=%26Db=%26searchscope=41%26p=%26SOR
      T=D
%26SUBKEY=business%20web%20sites/1,8,8,E/frameset%2
      6FF=Xbusiness+web+sites
%26submit=Submit%26Da=%26Db=%26
      searchscope
=41%26p=%26SORT=D%261,1,.|The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources]]. By, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
Changed line 15 from:
http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html
to:
http://www.thomasnet.com/
Changed lines 2-3 from:
[[#Databases|Databases]] | [[#General|General]] | [[#Local|Local]]
to:
[[#Databases|Databases]] | [[#General|General]] | [[#Local|Local]] | [[Stocks]]
Changed lines 9-13 from:
'''ReferenceUSA'''
to:


!!! [[#General]] General

'''Thomas Register'''
Changed line 15 from:
http://www.referenceusa.com/
to:
http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html
Deleted lines 16-23:
Use your Forbes Library card number to access the ReferenceUSA database which contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.

!!! [[#General]] General

'''Thomas Register'''
\\
http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html
\\
Changed line 84 from:
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.\\
to:
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.
Changed lines 75-76 from:
[[#Local | Local]]
to:
!!![[#Local]] Local\\
Changed lines 2-3 from:
[[#Databases|Databases]] | [[#General|General]]
to:
[[#Databases|Databases]] | [[#General|General]] | [[#Local|Local]]
Added lines 75-76:
[[#Local | Local]]
Changed lines 79-84 from:
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.
to:
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'''\\
http://www.explorenorthampton.com/\\
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.\\
Changed lines 73-77 from:
http://www.ita.doc.gov
to:
http://www.ita.doc.gov

'''SCORE'''\\
http://www.scorewesternmass.org/\\
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.
Changed line 29 from:
'''EDGAR'''
to:
'''Big Charts'''
Changed line 31 from:
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml
to:
http://www.bigcharts.com
Deleted lines 32-37:
Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the public.

'''Big Charts'''
\\
http://www.bigcharts.com
\\
Changed line 47 from:
'''Recalls.gov'''
to:
'''Doing Business'''
Changed line 49 from:
http://www.recalls.gov/
to:
http://www.doingbusiness.org/
Changed lines 51-53 from:
Search for product recalls.

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

'''EDGAR'''
Changed line 55 from:
http://globaledge.msu.edu
to:
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml
Changed lines 57-59 from:
The Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, provides access to information about business internationally. 

'''International Trade Administration'''
to:
Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the public.

'''Recalls.gov'''
Added lines 61-72:
http://www.recalls.gov/
\\
Search for product recalls.

'''globalEDGE'''
\\
http://globaledge.msu.edu
\\
The Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, provides access to information about business internationally.

'''International Trade Administration'''
\\
Added lines 4-5:
Interested in finding a business' phone number or address? Then try our [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/research/index.php?n=Main.Directories | Directories]] subject guide.
Changed lines 67-69 from:
http://www.ita.doc.gov

'''Interested in finding a business' phone number or address? Then try our [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/research/index.php?n=Main.Directories | Directories]] research guide.'''
to:
http://www.ita.doc.gov
Changed lines 2-3 from:
!!! Databases
to:
[[#Databases|Databases]] | [[#General|General]]

For more web sites please refer to [[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/Xbusiness+web+sites&submit=Submit&Da=&Db=&searchscope=41&p=&SORT=D/Xbusiness+web+sites&Da=&Db=&searchscope=41&p=&SORT=D&SUBKEY=business%20web%20sites/1%2C8%2C8%2CE/frameset&FF=Xbusiness+web+sites&submit=Submit&Da=&Db=&searchscope=41&p=&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C|The Skeptical Business Searcher : the information advisor's guide to evaluating Web data, sites, and sources]]. By, Robert Berkman, 2004. '''Reference HK.1B455s 2004'''.
!!! [[#Databases]]
Databases
Changed lines 13-14 from:
!!!General
to:
!!! [[#General]] General
Added lines 60-63:
'''International Trade Administration'''
\\
http://www.ita.doc.gov

Changed line 48 from:
'''globalEDGE'''
to:
'''Recalls.gov'''
Changed line 50 from:
http://globaledge.msu.edu
to:
http://www.recalls.gov/
Added lines 52-57:
Search for product recalls.

'''globalEDGE'''
\\
http://globaledge.msu.edu
\\
Added lines 48-53:
'''globalEDGE'''
\\
http://globaledge.msu.edu
\\
The Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University, provides access to information about business internationally.

Changed line 48 from:
Interested in finding a business' phone number or address? Then try our [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/research/index.php?n=Main.Directories | Directories]] research guide.
to:
'''Interested in finding a business' phone number or address? Then try our [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/research/index.php?n=Main.Directories | Directories]] research guide.'''
Changed line 48 from:
Interested in finding a businesses phone number or addresss? Then try our Directories research guide.
to:
Interested in finding a business' phone number or address? Then try our [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/research/index.php?n=Main.Directories | Directories]] research guide.
Changed lines 2-5 from:

!!!General Business Links

'''Thomas Register'''
to:
!!! Databases

'''ReferenceUSA'''
Changed line 6 from:
http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html
to:
http://www.referenceusa.com/
Added lines 8-15:
Use your Forbes Library card number to access the ReferenceUSA database which contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.

!!!General

'''Thomas Register'''
\\
http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html
\\
Changed lines 48-52 from:
'''Yellowpages.com'''
\\
[[http://www.yellowpages.com/]]
\\
Same as your phone book, only better! Use to search for businesses across the country
.
to:
Interested in finding a businesses phone number or addresss? Then try our Directories research guide.
Changed lines 39-45 from:
Search for company and product recalls from 1977 to the present.
to:
Search for company and product recalls from 1977 to the present.

'''Yellowpages.com'''
\\
[[http://www.yellowpages.com/]]
\\
Same as your phone book, only better! Use to search for businesses across the country
.
Changed lines 33-39 from:
Search for information on over 2.5 million businesses.
to:
Search for information on over 2.5 million businesses.

'''Consumer Product Safety Commission Product Recalls'''
\\
http://www.cpsc.gov/
\\
Search for company and product recalls from 1977 to the present
.
Changed lines 27-33 from:
Current and historical stock quotations.
to:
Current and historical stock quotations.

'''Better Business Bureau'''
\\
[[http://www.bbb.com]]
\\
Search for information on over 2.5 million businesses
.
Changed line 27 from:
Historical stock quotations.
to:
Current and historical stock quotations.
Changed lines 21-27 from:
Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the public.
to:
Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the public.

'''Big Charts'''
\\
http://www.bigcharts.com
\\
Historical stock quotations
.
Changed lines 9-21 from:
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.
to:
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.

'''Annual Reports'''
\\
http://www.annualreports.com/
\\
Search for Annual Reports and 10K reports of companies traded on the U.S. Stock Exchange.

'''EDGAR'''
\\
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml
\\
Search for Securities and Exchange Commission fillings that are available to the public.
Changed lines 5-9 from:
[[http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html|Thomas Register]]: Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.
to:
'''Thomas Register'''
\\

http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html
\\
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.
Added lines 1-5:
----

!!!General Business Links

[[http://www.thomasnet.com/index.html|Thomas Register]]: Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.
Page last changed: March 25, 2013, at 11:32 AM EST.