The U.S. Census Bureau’s exhaustive collection of census information. Fact sheets provide demographic profiles by region and zip code. Data sets can be created to answer specific questions.
America’s Career InfoNet
Sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this site provides access to 3 key federal career services: America’s Career InfoNet, America’s Job Bank and America’s Service Locator. Use it to find information about job growth, salaries, required training and to build a self assessment of your ideal job.
Provides links to Connecticut data on wages.
Provides industry benchmarking and other sources of statistical information relevant to small businesses.
Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, industry rankings, products, brands, and stock prices.
Business Owners’ Toolkit
Created by CCH Tax and Accounting, a commercial company, this site includes articles written by their staff, links to online business forms and detailed how-to’s about a wide variety of business issues.
Business Plans Handbook
Eleven volumes of Gale’s 13-volume set is available online for free.
Simply arranged, comprehensive directory of online business resources. Includes financial, news, calculators and more.
Connecticut Technology Council Directory
Online directory of technology companies in CT indexed by name and industry.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: E-Reference Books
Instantly access thousands of eBooks on virtually any subject. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7.
Guidestar’s Directory of Nonprofit Corporations
National database of over 850,000 non-profit organizations. Search by geographic area, type of organization or key word. Form 990 provides annual report info including directors, financial reports and a list of who they provided funding to.
Company and industry information.
Internet Public Library Business Resources
This extensive list categorizes business resources under many subheadings.
This claims to be the “biggest, best investing glossary on the web.”
Job Hunter’s Bible
This web site is created by Richard Bolles, author of the popular What Color is Your Parachute books. The site contains a good collection of links to online career tests, job search sites, articles and how to’s.
Created by the Kauffman Foundation, Foundation of Entrepreneurship. The site “provides original articles, written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and aggregates ‘the best of the best’ content on
the Web related to starting and running high-impact companies.” Includes articles arranged by topic, a blog and a glossary.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online
An online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor. An easy & direct way to find profiles of jobs and industries.
Online Business Filing
Links to State commercial business filings available via the Law Library Research Exchange.
Very large collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, academic journals and trade publications. Soon PowerSearch will also incorporate content from digital collections, including Connecticut
History Online, CT Treasures, and the State Library’s digital collections, all within a single search.
The Riley Guide
Margaret Riley Dikel’s web site containing links to online job banks arranged by industry, information on networking, salary negotiation and other job searching tips.
State of CT Business Licensing and Information Center (CT-CLIC)
The Business Checklist in the Start or Purchase a Business section is an easy way to navigate the process of starting a business in Connecticut. Use the Resources, CERC Programfinder feature to access the Factsheet, “Registering & Licensing a Business in Connecticut.”
Stock Answers: Finding Historical Stock Prices
Extremely useful & detailed article from the Illinois Suburban Library System website. Includes print and online resources.
Stock Naked: Uncovering a Company’s History
Very detailed article from the Illinois Suburban Library System website about how to research companies and their stock information. Detailed list of resources.
In-depth financial and investment management tool. Provides commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.
Extensive collection of finance articles, analysis, stock quotes, mutual fund ratings and more. Historical stock quotes go back to 1970’s (and some earlier).