Here you will find links to resources related to entrepreneurship.
Business Structure & Formation
Business Legal Assistance/Help
- American Fact Finder
- Fed Stats
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Research
- Economics & Statistics Administration
- FreeLunch.com (Moody’s)
- Spoke – provides detailed information for more than 60M employees at 2.3M companies.The free service is limited to 25 searches per day.
- Free Economic Data – includes economic, demographic, income and labor market information.
- AskYourTargetMarket – free if you use your own list (database) and as low as $0.95. Give it a shot.
- Thomas Register – information on various companies by industry.
- Dun’s Market Identifiers (Dun & Bradstreet) – giving you basic company data, executive names and profiles, org status and more on 28M U.S. companies.
- The Internet Public Library – ask a question or search a collection of resources on everything from Education to special collections.
- Kauffman Research Roundup – a great source for technology indicators
- ZoomProspector – allows companies to quickly identify the optimal location for their start-up, relocation or expansion.
- AmericanFactFinder – (being updated Jan 20, 2012 to include legacy data) – is the U.S. Census
- Google Public Data Explorer
Business Definitions & Glossaries
International Business Etiquette
- Kwintessential Country Profiles – Global guide to culture, customs and etiquette
International Market Research
- Market Research Guide for Exporters Identifies resources for business owners seeking to sell their products abroad.
- Country Market Research Reports on trade issues in countries across the globe.
- BuyUSA.gov Helps U.S. companies find new international business partners.
How To Expand Your Business Overseas
- How To Start an Export/Import Business
- What to Consider When Pursuing Global Markets Online
- A few myths and misconceptions regarding Globalization? by Michel Henry Bouchet
- Branding On The Global Stage by Shikatani Lacroix
- Going Global: How to Succeed in International Markets
- Effective Multi-Cultural International Business Meetings by www.culturosity.com
Learn More About International Trade
- International Trade in Northern California
- Manufacturing the Future: The Next Era of Global Growth And Innovation by McKinsey Global Institute
- Synergy in Agriculture Trade
- WEB MAGNETISM: Attracting Global Trade Online
- 7 Steps to Effective Global B2B Marketing Communications
- International Trade Resources by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A
- Your Guide to International Shipping by FedEx
- Five forces reshaping the global economy: McKinsey Global Survey results
- International Market Research Resources
- US Commercial Service Annual Report 2011
- The 10 Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas by Brookings Institute
- Export Nation 2013: U.S. Growth Post-Recession by Brookings Institute
Careers in Global Trade & Logistics
- Education to Employment: Designing A System That Works by McKinsey Global Institute
- North American and Global Forest Products Markets
Resources For Success
Want to study international trade or prepare for the CGBP exam yourself?
- Certified Global Business Professional via NASBITE
- CGBP Program Details
- Quizlet.com Study Materials for CGBP
- Michigan State University’s Global Edge Course
- Preliminary research on export data for Northern California
Doing What Matters Resources
- Doing What Matters For Jobs & Economy
- Doing What Matters For Jobs & Economy: Small Business Sector Profile
- Doing What Matters For Jobs & Economy: Supply Chain & International Trade Profile
- California Community Colleges Partners with United States Department of Agriculture for Economic Development Program
- SCORE. Get matched with an experienced SCORE mentor to receive free counseling and advice, in person or online.
General Resources for Entrepreneurs
- WordPress.com. Use WordPress.com to start a website without having to find external hosting. Choose from thousands of free templates and buy a personalized domain easily.
- WordPress.org. For those of you a little more technically savvy, wordpress.org is a Content Management System you can install on your server for optimal control of your website experience.
- Volusion. Volusion is an e-commerce solution that offers free and paid templates to easily set up and open an online web store.
- Big Commerce. Like Volusion, BigCommerce offers the option to easily set up an online store and start accepting payments.
Online File Storage
Project Tracking & Time Management
- Google Keep
- Evernote. Keep track of your life with Evernote.
- Mavenlink. Project management and online collaboration (integrates with Google accounts, Google Docs, Gmail, etc.)