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General Sources of Information

General Sources of Information offers an overview of basic business references that may be helpful to pre-venture and existing entrepreneurs as well as  anyone seeking business information.

Answers.com provides an online business dictionary and encyclopedia and examples of business plans for different types of businesses.

Biz Info Library offers information on starting and growing a business.  Information includes topics such as legal and tax considerations, funding your business, and customer service.

Business.usa.gov is the official business link to the U.S. government that includes information on topics such as business licenses and permits, hiring and managing employees, taxes, and workplace health and safety.

Government Agencies for Small Business supplies a detailed list, which includes numerous federal government agencies, with hot links to helpful websites for entrepreneurs.

U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is a database where businesses are classified for the purpose of gathering, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Economic Census 2007 houses the latest statistics on businesses, including the number of establishments, annual payroll, number of employees, sales, and revenue, to name a few.

U.S. Commerce Department  contains links to government agencies dealing with trade, export information, census data, and economic analysis.

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource comprises tax information for small businesses and self-employed individuals.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is a great resource for inventors and people looking to protect intellectual property and includes a searchable online database of U.S. patents and trademarks.

U.S. Small Business Administration includes services, tools, local resources, and a small business planner for new and existing businesses.

Startup America provides access to resources for startups in areas of capital, customers, talent, services, and exxpertise.