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Business and Company Information

  • Business and Company Information
    • Banking
    • Companies
      • International Companies
        • Lists companies by services and products. Provides links to company's internet site.
        • Maintained by Euredit, this page serves mainly companies in European communities who wish to trade beyond their national borders. The directory lists 150,000 selected companies from 25 countries.
      • Private Companies
      • Public Companies
        • Provides links to annual reports of many publicly held companies. Includes also annual reports of selected nonprofit organizations.
        • This official Securities and Exchanges Commission site offers annual reports and 10-K statements of all publicly held companies.
        • Includes publicly held companies in US and Canada.
    • Industry & Economy
      • Economic Indicators
      • General Industry Statistics
        • Gives national statistics on minority owned businesses, North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) which replaced the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) in 1997. Broad based information on business ownership, financial statistics and research for Business.
        • Provides business statistics by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code and by county. Beginning in 1998, data are tabulated by industry as in the North American Industry Classification System: United States, 1997 (NAICS). Data for 1997 and years are based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System.
        • Summary of establishments, sales, payroll and number of employees by SIC
          or by industry. Profiles of U.S. economy every 5 years.
        • Provides links to a variety of additional data available from the U.S. Census Bureau.
        • Employment and industry data for county and regional areas.
      • Statistics By Industry
        • Agriculture
        • Construction
        • Manufacturing
          • Offers census reports on manufacturing industry, including Annual Survey of Manufacturers, Census of Manufactures, Manufactures' Shipments to Federal Agencies, Manufacturing Technology Surveys, and the Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization.
          • Provides statistical data on commodity production and shipments for approximately 5000 products, accounting for more than 1/3 of all U.S. manufacturing.
        • Mining and Mineral Industries
        • Retail and Wholesale Industries
          • Includes the Advance Monthly Retail Sales Survey, Monthly Retail Trade Survey, Annual Retail Trade Survey, and Census of Retail Trade as well as Advance Monthly Wholesale Sales survey, Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey, Annual Wholesale Trade Survey, and Census of Wholesale Trade. There are links to related sites.
        • Service Industries
          • Includes links to all the Censuses that involve service industries, eg. Census of Service Industries, Census of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Census of Transportation, Communications, and Utilities, Truck Inventory and Use Survey, Commodity Flow Survey, Motor Freight Transportation and Warehousing Survey, and Annual Survey of Communication Services.
        • Tourism Industries
        • Transportation Industries
        • Utilities
          • Includes census information of communications industry as well as sanitation, electricity, gas, and water utilities.
          • The home page of FCC offers information on auctions, consumer information, rules and regulation, and many other useful information.
      • World Economic Indicators
    • International Trade
      • Country Specific: Regulations & Practices
        • Summarize all information you need to know in order to trade with a specific country. Includes each country's demographics, political environment, economic outlook and trends, trade regulations and standards, business travel overview, etc.
        • More than 100 Guides to doing business for Countries, States or Provinces compiled by Lex Mundi, an association of independent law firms.
        • Provides access to product suppliers and service providers from Hong Kong and China. Includes information on trade leads, tradeshows, and practical tips for doing business in Hong Kong and in China.
        • Maintained by the Center for International Business Education and Research of Michigan State University. This site leads to news and magazine articles relating to international trade, and many regional or country specific information sites.
        • Lists manufacturers in Taiwan.
      • International Trade Statistics
      • Supporting Services
        • The State of California maintains offices in Hong Kong, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom to promote California products and to assist California exporters locally. You will be able to find the addresses and contact information of these oversea offices at this site. Administers a loan guarantee program for California-based firms with at least one year export experience.
        • Maintained by California Economic Diversification And Revitalization (CEDAR), this site offers many valuable links to export guides and regulations, trade leads, international directories, and other resources relevant to international trade such as shipping.
        • Assists in export financing of US goods and services by offering direct and intermediary loans to foreign buyers of US exports, working capital and loan guarantees.
        • Portal to all export-related assistance and market information offered by the federal government, providing trade leads, free export counseling and help with the export process. Click on "Partner Agencies" to find other links, including the U.S. Commercial Service, which give additional information.
        • The daily journal of trade logistics. The new JOC Week paper edition is located at the Reference Desk in the Business & Economics Department in the Central Library.
        • The SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives Association), is made up of retired, professional business managers from all disciplines of business and government. They volunteer their time to provide free management and business counseling and workshops.
        • Supported by the International Trade Administration, the Trade Information Center is the first stop for information about all federal export assistance programs, as well as country and regional market information.
        • Official site of the US Bureau of Export Administration offers information on export regulations and related information on exporting from US.
        • Provides assistance in researching foreign markets, making business contacts overseas, and promoting products abroad.
        • Provides general information about custom regulations.
      • Trade Leads and Suppliers
    • Investment
      • Bonds, Commodities and Mutual Funds
      • Investment Information & Stock Analysis
        • This site gives all sorts of help to the investor. Pages include a glossary of investment terms, building an investment plan from scratch, basic investment principles, techniques for picking stocks, and others.
        • Links to sites of interest to the investment trader.
        • A commercial site that has the latest Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). Includes links to the EDGAR SEC IPO filings and other sites of interest.
        • Provides stock quotes, company news, and opinions on publicly traded companies. Graphs and charts are available for most companies. A humorous and insightful approach to investing.
        • Provides comprehensive investment assistance and financial information about publicly held companies.
      • Quick Quotes and Charts
        • Provides stock quotes, charts and links to stocks, mutual funds and futures traded in all major exchanges. Historical information included. Market reports on each exchange included.
        • Provides opening, closing, high, low, volume information, including splits and dividends and foreign currency exchange rates. Historical information downloadable in spreadsheet format. Covers bonds, mutual funds as well as EFTs [Exchange Traded Funds] and indices. Market reports available.
      • Stock and Commodity Exchanges
    • Labor & Employment
    • Real Estate
      • Finding a Home
        • News and charts from the Los Angeles Times and others on the housing market, including resales by zip code and foreclosures.
        • Includes new home production, floor plans, and real estate market of the U.S. Links to 7,000 home builders' sites.
        • Includes listings for homes available for sale, and links to other useful information relating to home buying.
        • Includes real estate listing outside U.S.
      • General Resources
        • This site provides information on industry data and expenditure analysis of commercial real estate.

        • This site provides consumer and industry information for California real estate industry. Its Economics page offers current economic trends and forecast.
        • Maintained by Microsoft, this site offers a one-stop shopping service for home hunters. Links to neighborhood information, price comparison, mortgage calculations, and property listing.
        • Includes home listing, directory of realtors, and links to other useful resources in home buying.
      • Government Housing Agencies
      • Mortgage
    • Small Business
      • Business Plans
      • General Resources
        • Franchise and home-based business information.

        • Contains a wide variety of onlne information for the entrepreneur and small business owner.

        • Small-business blog launched by Small Business Office of Advocacy focusing on regulatory issues, small-business research and state regulatory activity.

      • Start-Up Information
      • Supporting Organization
        • Free service provided by the City of Los Angeles Minority Business Opportunity Committee (MBOC) and the Los Angeles Opportunities & Procurement Services. Contract opportunities, jobs, and permits & licenses information are highlighted.
        • Provides businesses with information on permits and other requirements of California agencies at all levels of government, and links. Searchable by type of business and location.
        • Tools and guidance needed to become successful.

        • Offers information, referrals, and one-on-one professional business counseling, and regular workshops to small business owners.

        • The official home page of Small Business Administration offers assistance, regulatory information, and statistics relating to small businesses.

        • Non-profit business development corporation offers services to small and medium sized business owners, entrepreneurs and members of the communities it serves. It operates and facilitates several programs and projects such as the SBA Women's Business Center and the Historic Downtown Retail Project.
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