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Business Program Resources

Business Search Engines:

U.S. Small Business Administration – Small business guides, state and local business information, federal forms, grants, loans, tips, other resources for businesses
Business.com: The business search engine and business directory for business information – Click on a topic or search topics and companies by keyword; scroll down to find how-to guides
The Scannery- Select companies; then under function, select search (searches companies, governments, stock markets, political parties and ideas from numerous countries

Small Business Startup:

ASBA: Arizona Small Business Association. ASBA’s mission is to provide “access to resources and benefits that aid in the development, growth and success of Arizona businesses.”
Business Assistance, Arizona Department of Commerce – Has information about starting or expanding a business in Arizona, including state programs, incentives, and grants.
IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
The Maricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center – Provides information and free workshops as a community service
New Mexico Small Business Development Center
African American Business Link – An extensive directory of businesses owned by African Americans; business and general news; offers services to the African American community; calendar of events, and etc.
NOLO Legal Encyclopedia – Legal solutions for you, your family, and your business. Hundreds of free articles on everyday legal topics. Our articles are always accurate, up to date, and written in plain English. They cover subjects such as Businesses, LLCs & Corporations; HR & Employment Law; Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, & Debt; Immigration; Lawsuits, Courts, & Injuries; Real Estate & Rental Property, and more.
U.S. Small Business Administration – Select starting your business, financing your business, etc.; site has extensive information about managing small businesses.
Work.com: How-to Guides for Your Business – More than150 guides to business topics
Findlaw for Small Business – Has articles on accounting, business operations, business law, financing, forms and contracts, preparing for an audit, debt, and bankruptcy, etc.

Marketing:

Ad*Access – Ads through the decades–from 1911 to 1955
Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 to 1920 – Ads and publications
AdFlip: The World’s Largest Archive of Print Ads – Click on a decade or a category to browse ads for free; payment required to search for ads
Marketing – Articles on marketing tips, careers, strategies, branding, etc.

Finance and Accounting and Taxes:

Internal Revenue Service
TaxSites.com (Tax, Accounting, and Payroll Sites Directory)
The Tax Prophet: Tax & Trust Scams – Extensive links to scams, frauds, recent convictions, tax enforcement news, IRS list of tax scams, etc.
CNNMoney.com
InvestSmart Guide
Yahoo! Finance
The World Bank – Financial info by topic, region, and country

Researching Companies:

Company Profiles, BizJournals – Type a company in the search companies box; obtain a company profile.
Arizona Corporation Commission Corporations Division’s Public Access System – Searches Arizona businesses, trademarks, trade names
Company Information Guide (The Virtual Chase) – Guide to general information, law, public records, news, executive officers, and cases pertaining to companies
EDGAR Company Search – Searches corporate annual and other reports sent to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; includes reports from 1994 onward; searches only companies that must file with the SEC
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, Corporations Bureau – Click on Look up a Corporation

Business and Technology:

Cnet.com – Information and reviews of computer software and hardware, downloads, news, tips
Webopedia – Online computer and technology dictionary and search engine

Web Design Sites:

Writing HTML: A Tutorial for Creating Web Pages – From the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction

Business Online Journals and Newspapers:

AzCentral Business News
The Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona Business (includes AzBusinessMagazine)
AzBiz.com: Inside Tucson Business
BizWomen.com: Connect, Support, Learn, Grow
New Mexico Business Portal: Employment, Business, Economic Growth
New Mexico Business Weekly

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