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General Business Resources

Business.gov
The official business portal of the Federal government. Business.gov provides guides and resources that help businesses comply with federal regulations.

HEB Chamber of Commerce
The association of businesses working together to improve the quality of life and economic climate in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Links to chambers of commerce across the United States, including American chambers abroad.

Business News

American City Business Journals
Access to local business news & information from metropolitan business newspapers in many American cities.

Fort Worth Business Press
The guide to stay informed of Fort Worth area business news, events and trends.

Dallas Business Journal
A source for up-to-date local Dallas business news and resources.

Company / Industry Research

Annual Report Service
A free directory of online annual reports available on the web.

Current Industrial Reports (CIR)
Provides monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial and manufacturing activity in areas such as aerospace equipment, chemicals, consumer goods, computer and electronic components, industrial equipment and textiles.

Electronic State Business Daily
Provides one-stop access to all state procurement opportunities in Texas.

Europages
Multilingual european business directory to search for, find and contact suppliers.

GlobalEdge
Excellent starting place for international business information. Country Insights provide outline of business climate, political structure, history and statistical data for 190 countries. Also includes a directory of international business resources and market potential indicators for 24 countries.

Hoover's Online
Information on more than 50,000 public and private U.S. companies.

Industry-at-a-Glance Reports
Industry specific reports designed to help in business planning, whether at start-up or expansion, or to serve as a reality check for existing businesses.

Investor Relations Information Network (IRIN)
Provides instant access to companies' annual reports, quarterlies, fact books and press releases in their original format.

MacRAE's Blue Book
Searchable on-line directory of US and Canadian industrial suppliers with more than 1 million product listings.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The replacement for the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.

Public Register's Annual Report Service (PRARS)
Provides annual reports free of charge on over 3,600 public companies trading on the NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX.

SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.

SIC/NAICS Correspondence Tables

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search
Search the 1987 version SIC manual by keyword to access descriptive information for a specified 4-digit SIC.

Sweet's Construction Directory
A great online resource for building product information.

ThomasNet (formerly Thomas Register)
A directory of suppliers of industrial products and services in North America. Search by product, company or brand name. Provides you with basic contact information as well as links to web sites and e-catalogs.

Small Business / Entrepreneurs

BusinessFinance.com
Search for business loans and sources of capital to start your business.

Entrepreneur.com
Information to help start, grow or manage a small business.

FindLaw for Small Business
Help small business owners find solutions to legal issues by providing easy and comprehensive access to small business lawyers and legal information.

Fort Worth Business Assistance Center
A part of the Fort Worth Economic & Community Development Department, the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center is dedicated to providing small business owners with the tools they need to be successful.

Inc.com
Small business resources for the entrepreneur, home based business, advice and ideas for starting a business, writing a business plan, management and more.

MoreBusiness.com
Get templates, tips, tools, and other free resources to help grow your business.

North Texas Small Business Development Center Network
The NTSBDC promotes small business success by providing management education. We assist small businesses in creating jobs and economic growth by utilizing the elements of quality counseling and training, community involvement and the leveraging of resources.

SCORE
Free online and face-to-face business counseling, mentoring, and training. Business help and advice for small businesses just starting or for existing businesses.

Small Business Administration
An electronic gateway of procurement information for and about small businesses.

Small Business Development Center
Information for the individuals starting a small business. Includes resources on getting started, industry research, business plans, demographics, marketing, government procurement, home business, opportunities for women and minorities, and more.

Small Business Dictionary
A browsable and searchable dictionary of business terms.

Small Business Management Knowledge Base
A small business resource packed with hundreds of guides, worksheets and checklists that covers practically every aspect of small business management.

Tarrant SBDC
The Tarrant Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides management consulting, training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners in Tarrant County.

Texas Business Portal
Assistance in establishing a business in Texas.

WomenBiz.gov
The gateway for women-owned businesses selling to the federal government.

Statistics

Bank Rate Monitor
Rates for mortgages, home loans, home equity loans, auto loans, savings, credit cards, and checking accounts.

BizStats.com
Provides easy access to useful business statistics and analysis of businesses & industries.

Consumer Price Indexes
Price index data and background.

EH.net How Much Is That?
An interactive tool to compare the purchasing power of money in the United States (or colonies) from any year to any other year from the 1600s to today.