Business

Business

Advertising Age
Advertising Age brings you marketing, advertising, and ad media news. This site contains summaries of the company's magazines as well as extensive and interesting articles on the people and companies in advertising. Also of interest: a history of TV advertising, and Advertising Age's top 50 commercials.

American City Business Journals
With links to 35 weekly regional newspapers across the United States, this site offers up-to-date business information. You can find headlines, full text articles, and commentaries.

American Stock Exchange
Here's where you can get all the numbers you want, current and historical information, options, summaries, and news.

American Stock Exchange
Here's where you can get all the numbers you want, current and historical information, options, summaries, and news.

The Argus Clearinghouse
The business section of this huge clearinghouse offers hundreds of business-related site directories listed alphabetically. With ties to the University of Michigan, this is a great resource.

Bank of America
Another great resource for small business owners and students in small business administration, this site includes information on all financial aspects of running a small business, including tax preparation and planning.

Better Business Bureau
We've been looking forward to the BBB getting online, and now that they're here, we can tell you it was worth the wait. Up to the minute consumer news and alerts and a way to file complaints online. Very useful, and way cool.

BigBook
A very interesting online yellow pages, this site allows you to search for businesses by company name, category, city, or state and lets you create your own yellow pages of favorites.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEA, an agency of the Department of Commerce, is "the Nation's accountant". This agency produces and compiles economic, business cycle, and labor market data, and offers current information and articles on the state of U.S. business.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
This is a great resource for U.S. labor market and economic analysis, as well as human resources development planning.

Business News Americas
"Latin America's Business News Leader" offers mining, energy, telecommunications, privatization, and infrastructure news, plus archives. This started as a free service in May, 1996, but is now subscription-based. You can get a free trial in order to decide if it's a good investment for you.

A Business Researcher's Interests
"A searchable knowledge map of Contemporary Business, Management and Information Technology issues," A Business Researcher's Interests provides thousands of links to various market research resources on the Net, including newspapers, journals, report excerpts, and more.

Business Week
The online version of America's leading business magazine allows users to view articles from current and past issues. An excellent source of information for keeping up with what's happening in the business world.

CEO Express
This site puts the best business (and other) sites on the Internet right in front of you in such a compact, easy-to-use format that you might want to take the author's advice and make it your browser's opening page!

Commercial Finance (NFSN)
This is the commercial end of National Financial Services Network, found in our Finance category. Click on Resource Library and find a collection of business articles and periodicals, as well as travel, tax, and terminology sources. Get loan, insurance, and banking information (and more) by state.

Controller Magazine
This magazine offers information for the controller in your business organization. Issues such as taxes, cash management, risk management, human resources, technology, and legal issues are covered in every issue. The web site also offers an interacive buyer's guide, web resources, and a product directory.

Copyright & Fair Use
Copyright is an area of law struggling to keep up with the explosion of online technology. Check out the status of various cases, opinions, articles, and more on this valuable resource from Stanford University Libraries.

DLJ direct
Formerly The PC Financial Network, this site offers a huge repository of information, market quotes, research materials and more. If you're looking for help with investing, this online source is a winner. Great for students doing research as well.

Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index
This is the complete DOT (fourth edition), now available for download.
 
EDGAR
The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system performs automated collection and forwarding of submissions by companies required to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC makes this database of time-sensitive information available to investors and companies in an effort to benefit the economy.

The Economist
This experimental home page of The Economist, "the international weekly journal of news, ideas, opinion and analysis," offers selected articles and surveys. You can also arrange for a free e-mail subscription to their "Business This Week" and "Politics This Week" columns.

Fairplay
This online shipping magazine offers a searchable database (which can be accessed by vessel name or by company). There are daily news updates and information and some products for sale online.

Fast Company
Billed as "the handbook of the business revolution", Fast Company focuses on the changing business models for competition, product and service development, and more. Case studies of how the top teams are changing the way they work and the way they think to invent the future.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Business, financial, and labor market information is available here, as well as FRED, the historical economic database, and the Beige Book, summary of current economic conditions. There are also links to other Federal Reserve sites and to a number of domestic and international business sites of interest.

Forbes
The well-known business magazine online, plus past issues, additional articles, and access to Forbes ASAP and Forbes FYI (where you'll find "A Parent's Guide to Body Piercing--the hole story" and more!).

Hoover's Online
Find information on more than 10,000 publicly traded companies, searchable by a variety of criteria. Once you've got what you need from this site, you can search for a company's URL and check out their own Web site.

IPO Central
Hoover's Online and EDGAR Online bring you this information on companies in the process of going public. Size of share issue, expected price, company descriptions, and performances by similar companies are just a few of the things you can research here.

Inc. Online
The online version of this hot magazine for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies features the publication's current issue as well as archives of past issues. It also includes a special focus on Internet business issues, more so than the hard copy publication. A classic example of value-added Web content.

Interactive Investor
Information for investors interested in European business and industry investment opportunities. Detailed information on funds, mortgages, offshore, and more.

Internet Bankruptcy Library
Find out what companies have recently filed for bankruptcy, and learn about bankruptcy consumer issues, meetings, and news. IBL also links and lists many other online bankruptcy resources, from mailing lists and newsgroups to Web sites.

The Market Place 2000
This site attempts to supplement print media for the exchange of business to business products and services. You can place an ad to sell or buy, or you can search by category those already placed.

The Market Research Center
If you're interested in market research, this is the place to be. This site includes a huge variety of information on many market research topics. A great source for business professionals and marketing students alike.

Media Logic: The Economics/Markets/Investments Index
This site includes Media Logic's Business Cycle Indicators, access to 16 categories of 256 data series that make up the Business Cycle Indicators published by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Merrill Lynch Online
Merrill Lynch has put together some interesting information regarding investing, business planning, and personal finance. In the personal finance area there is information about saving for college. In the business planning area there is a financial plan guide and business life cycle guide. Useful stuff.

NASDAQ
"The stock market for the next hundred years" offers statistics, graphs, and more.

Planetary News
An online consultant uses this site as his home base, and he offers his regular columns on a number of issues relating to publishing and news services, and how the Internet impacts them and provides them with new opportunities...and challenges. There are a lot of links to examples of online newspapers and magazines as well as some discussion lists. Very informative site for those in the news and publishing businesses.

Quote.com
Quote.com provides financial market data, including current quotes on stocks, options, commodity futures, mutual funds, and bonds. Some is free, some not. One neat feature is the stock price alarms via e-mail service.

Reuters MoneyNet.com
This site carries the latest stock market and business information in a format that's attractive and easy to use. Real Time Quotes are subscription-based, but you can get free delayed quotes and excellent free features such as a Portfolio Tracker service and a customized Market Snapshort page.

Science, Industry and Business Library
This is part of The New York Public Library and is the largest public information center exclusively devoted to science and business. To keep from getting overwhelmed and hopelessly lost (though the site is well organized), we'd recommend taking the virtual tour to get oriented.

Social Security Online
This is the US Social Security Administration's official web site. If you're seeking answers, you can find them in their Frequently Asked Questions section or try their search engine, courtesy of Excite. Facts, forms, history, laws, and more are available here, in both English and Spanish.

Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) Index
The complete online listing of all standard industrial classification codes and category descriptions. A great quick reference. Information on CD-ROM or diskette can be purchased, but the Web site is free.

Standard & Poor's Equity Investor Services
This service provides stock market news and commentary, research, top stock picks, and S&P 500 Index statistics.

Thomas Register
The online version of this print and CD-ROM directory of US company information. The site does ask you to register, but after that provides free access to their extensive online database.

Trade Easy
Encouraging companies to use the Internet as "a powerful tool for delivering their product information to buyers," Trade Easy is an international effort to match buyers and sellers, currently offering 30,000 companies in 40 countries, free.

United States Department of Labor
This site provides information from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA); the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as other DOL departments and programs.

The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
Articles from the Journal are available here, plus continuously updated business news from the U.S. and around the world. You can get two weeks free, then subscribe online if you wish. The site also offers a personal stock tracking portfolio that's pretty cool.

The Web 100
The largest US and international corporations on the Web are indexed here. Articles about online marketing and advertising make this a great resource for netrepreneurs.

Worldclass
Make your way to the Supersite, a huge guide on global business news. It also includes many links to other business-related sites around the Net, and information on business and economic development conferences and organizations.

Finance and Accounting

American Express Financial Advisors
Amex is offering a new financial planning service supported by this excellent site, which includes everything from hypothetical personal finance cases and strategies to market analysis and financial tools.

The American Stock Exchange
Here's where you can get all the numbers you want, both current information (Go live to the trading floor!) and past happenings to research companies.

Andrew Tobias Daily Commentary
The author of "The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need" offers daily advice, hints, and commentary on financial matters. Nicely done.

Bloomberg Online
A very helpful site for the experts of the field to understand what's going on in the world. Tons of charts and stats.

Careers in Finance and Accounting
Saludos offers great information here on what to expect in the way of educational requirements, salary ranges, and working conditions of various jobs in finance.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
This site offers financial information readable enough for the beginner to easily browse through, yet comprehensive enough that an expert can find new insights. Includes a flash quote for Eurodollar.

Commodity Flow Survey
The U.S. Census Bureau provides information here on commodity flows within the United States. Viewing, downloading, search available. Feedback encouraged.

Controller Magazine
This magazine offers information for the controller in your business organization. Issues such as taxes, cash management, risk management, human resources, technology, and legal issues are covered in every issue. The web site also offers an interacive buyer's guide, web resources, and a product directory.

DLJ direct
Formerly The PC Financial Network, this site offers a huge repository of information, market quotes, research materials and more. If you're looking for help with investing, this online source is a winner. Great for students doing research as well.

Dean Witter
Even though this a commercial financial planner site, there are some really neat tools available in the Financial Guide area: college planning, retirement, and 401K calculators. The site is very well designed, loads easily, and has some really fun web techniques nicely integrated with purpose.

FinanCenter
FinanCenter offers a lot online, including more than 100 calculators to help with retirement planning, investments, loan calculations, saving, budgeting, and much more.

The Financial Data Finder
This page has a huge directory of information on finance and the economy. Prepared by the finance department at OSU, it also includes virtual libraries.

FINWeb
A well developed site, FINWeb allows you to search easily for the financial news and information you want.

IPO Central
Find out who's going public and keep up with the progress of the IPOs even after the fact. You can also get stock quotes from past IPO companies.

Interactive Investor
Information for investors interested in European business and industry investment opportunities. Detailed information on funds and more.

Investor Home
"The Home Page for Investors on the Internet" probably has (or links to) everything you could want if you are interested in finance or the market. One interesting section, among many, is Bulls and Bears, where you can see who (of note) has predicted where the market will go and when.

Marketplace Online
Business and economic news...with an attitude, according to the site's creators. Find the business news and information of the day, and check out the Bluffer's Guide to Investing. That alone is worth the trip.

Merrill Lynch Online
Merrill Lynch has put together some interesting information regarding investing, business planning, and personal finance. In the personal finance area there is information about saving for college. In the business planning area there is a financial plan guide and business life cycle guide. Useful stuff.

Moneyline
This subscription-based site has a great list of financial links that you can use even if you're not a subscriber. If you're willing to fork over the $100 a month fee, of course, you get much, much more.

Mortgage Market Information Services, Inc.
Here you will find all kinds of information and tools related to mortgages. Find mortgage rates for your state, mortgage lenders in your state, use the mortgage calculator, and learn more about mortgages in general. Useful!

National Financial Services Network
Very large but easily navigated, this site offers a lot of information on car loans, education loans, securities, and more. It also includes a loan calculator and amortization schedules...and you can customize your search by state.

Quicken Financial Network
Free stock quotes and more available on this site, and no, you don't have to be a Quicken software user to access it and find some great stuff.

Quote.com
Quote.com provides financial market data, including current quotes on stocks, options, commodity futures, mutual funds, and bonds. Some is free, some not. One neat feature is the stock price alarms via e-mail service.

Signet Bank Online
This bank site is not just an ad for the bank, but a financial helper for all ages! You'll find great sections like the glossary of home mortgage terms and the informative College Money Matters collection of resources.

Social Security Online

This is the US Social Security Administration's official web site. If you're seeking answers, you can find them in their Frequently Asked Questions section or try their search engine, courtesy of Excite. Facts, forms, history, laws, and more are available here, in both English and Spanish.

Stockmaster
Get the latest stock quotes and news on the day's trading and a 12-month trading pattern on any publicly traded company. You can enter company name rather than stock symbol, also.

StreetEYE
A great resource for financial professionals, with links to over 1,000 of the most useful resources on the Net. You can find news, information on brokers, banks, investment firms, and more. Links to personal financial resources are also included.

Tokyo Kaleidoscoop
This Japanese site doesn't just give the latest news on finances in Japan, it also has forums to chat on any topic that's related to Japan. Really cool graphics for business and news.

Wall Street Journal
Articles from the Journal are available here, plus continuously updated business news from the U.S. and around the world. You can get two weeks free, then subscribe online if you wish. The site also offers a personal stock tracking portfolio that's pretty cool.

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo offers weekly U.S. economic commentary, foreign exchange reports, investment and international trade news, and an invitation to join their online banking program.

Worldclass
Make your way to the Supersite, a huge guide on global business news. It also includes many links to other business-related sites around the Net, and information on business and economic development conferences and organizations.

Manufacturing

Bad Human Factors Design
A scrapbook of illustated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors principles. Interesting site that gives solutions to what is wrong.

Best Manufacturing Practices
The Best Manufacturing Practices site offers lots of information about optimum procedures in the areas of design, testing, production, facilities, logistics, and management. With surveys and special interest groups this site offers quite a bit. The Virtual Factory Tour is really neat!

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village On-line
Here, in the museum founded by Henry Ford in 1929, you can learn about the process of change and innovation in American life.

IndustryLink Homepage
If you're looking for manufacturing information, this is the place! IndustryLink refers to itself as the "premier directory of links to industry web sites." Catagories include: Automation, Chemical, Construction, Mining, and Plastics.

Michigan Manufacturers Association
"The Voice of Michigan Industry," MMA represents manufacturers and reports back to them in legislative and regulatory matters. This very current site relates timely information and upcoming events of interest to those in industry. Contains links to Michigan and general sites of interest.

NIST Virtual Library
The National Institute of Standards and Technology offers you surprisingly easy, clearly instructed access to a wide range of scientific data. In addition to evaluated links, you get electronic journals, databases, and other online resources.

Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) Index
The complete online listing of all standard industrial classification codes and category descriptions. A great quick reference. Information on CD-ROM or diskette can be purchased, but the Web site is free.

Marketing

Advertising and Marketing Review
This online publication offers articles regarding the Internet as well as digital technology. The authors have also compiled some useful information resources and offer downloads from the Department of Commerce.
 
Adweek Online
Adweek Online's goal is to "provide comprehensive information to advertising, marketing and media professionals." With a pro magazine look and lots of content online this site is worth the click. Also offered are access to other information sources and a membership option which provides additional services.
 
Chase Online Marketing Strategies
Larry Chase, "a veteran of the information superhighway," was formerly in print advertising and is now a web marketing consultant and self-described "web junkie." There's fascinating reading here from his articles and press quotes, and you can sign up for a free subscription to Web Digest for Marketers.
 
Dr. Randall Hansen's Guide to Internet Marketing
This excellent collection of "all the key resources you'll need to develop, write, edit, publish, market, and promote your Web site" offers Web publishing, marketing, and promotion resources, a marketing information page, and an outline of a proposed Internet marketing textbook.
 
Fair Use and Copyright Material
Copyright is an area of law struggling to keep up with the explosion of online technology. Check out the status of various cases, opinions, and more on this valuable resource.
 
Forbes
The well-known business magazine online, plus past issues, additional articles, and access to Forbes ASAP and Forbes FYI (where you'll find "A Parent's Guide to Body Piercing--the hole story" and more!).
 
National Mail Order Association
Before you start laughing at the irony of this concept, take a look. While e-mail is a valuable marketing tool of the future, snail mail isn't going away. It remains a valuable part of the marketing tool portfolio, and this site offers a lot of great information. Don't miss it!
 
Planetary News
An online consultant uses this site as his home base, and he offers his regular columns on a number of issues relating to publishing and news services, and how the Internet impacts them and provides them with new opportunities...and challenges. There are a lot of links to examples of online newspapers and magazines as well as some discussion lists. Very informative site for those in the news and publishing businesses.
 
Publicity.com
Great information on how to get publicity, along with case studies/success stories, and tips, news, and more. Also a good section on how to handle public relations nightmares. Great service, and very useful.
 
Trade Easy
Encouraging companies to use the Internet as "a powerful tool for delivering their product information to buyers," Trade Easy is an international effort to match buyers and sellers, currently offering 30,000 companies in 40 countries, free.