Sites by Subject · Business

Research Databases

Business NewsBank
Articles covering companies, industries, executives and from hundreds of local, regional, national newspapers, newswires and business journals. Also includes access to America’s News Magazines.
Business Source Premier
Includes thousands of full-text articles from business magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications, as well as company profiles, industry profiles and market research reports.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Mergent Online
Detailed information on all public companies, both U.S. and worldwide. Not only does it supply general company information but it also includes company financials, EDGAR reports, news articles, annual reports and a company history.
All Mergent (Moody's) Manuals published since 1909. The comprehensive library of documents includes company annual reports, prospectuses, industry reports and other company related documents in PDF image formats.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds; build and analyze an investment portfolio; learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.
Collection of databases that offer users access to full-text articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Detailed information on nearly 14 million U.S. companies, organizations, and agencies, and 205 million U.S. residents. Search the business database by company name, sales volume, SIC codes, number of employees, product lines, and more. Search the residential database by name, geographical area, or phone number.

Company Information

Annual Reports Online
Search or browse for recent company annual reports by name, ticker symbol, industry, or stock exchange.
Cincinnati Department of Economic Development
This web site provides information on businesses, financial institutions, demographics, and economic development in Cincinnati.
Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Business Directory
A directory of businesses owned by women and minorities which can be searched by company name, industry, and location.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber's website highlights pro-business legislators. They also identify and promote legislation that supports the needs of the business community.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
This web site features information about the SEC, information for assisting investors, making complaints, and searchable databases of EDGAR and other SEC-related documents. Includes a section on small business.


Bureau of Economic Analysis
This site contains data on "key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy." Includes an overview of the US economy based on key economic indicators complete with regional breakdowns. Includes state, county, and metropolitan-area data on GDP, income, and employment.
County Business Patterns
This site contains "an annual series providing economic profile of counties, states, and the United States. Data includes employment, payroll, and number of establishments by industry."
Treasury Direct
This site keeps track of the U.S. Government's public debt, to the penny, updated every business day. It also includes information on U.S. Treasury bills, notes, bonds, and other government issues.
U.S. Census Bureau
This web site includes up-to-the second projections of the current population of both the U.S. and the world as well as a variety of tools for viewing and manipulating data from the 2000 census.

Small Business

1st Stop Business Connection (State of Ohio)
State government-sponsored gateway to very useful downloadable guides, including start-up and employee hiring checklists.
Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery (SCORE)
Site maintained by SCORE offering several templates/outlines for business plans, financial statements and marketing presentations.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Small Business Resources
Use this directory for local resources.
Office of Women's Business Ownership (Small Business Administration)
Small Business Administration site dedicated to women entrepreneurs. Includes a nationwide directory of Women's Business Centers.
SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
This site offers e-mail counseling and a host of other services, such as links to possible funding sources.
Small Business Administration
Good general information on government programs and services for the small business owner.
Small Business Administration (SBA) - Funding Programs
Guide to the Small Business Administration's Funding Programs, including coordinating low-interest loans, partnerships with SBA-licensed investors and disaster loan assistance.
Small Business Administration - Starting a Business
Are you interested in starting a small business? Check out this very thorough web page from the Small Business Administration (SBA) covering many important topics, such as how to write a business plan, how to research business statistics, and how to market your business.
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Tax information for the small business person from the US Department of the Treasury.
Starting Your Business in Ohio
Excellent state government checklist for small businesses. Learn about registering your business, incorporation, taxation, licensing and more.


Sites by Subject · Taxes
Directory of tax information and resources.