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Research Guide to Business: Web Sources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching business and finding company information


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These are open-access websites:

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
Provides investment and technical assistance and fosters community revitalization initiatives in
Anne Arundel County

Maryland Business Express
Register a new business, a trade name, and establish tax accounts in Maryland

Maryland State Department of Assessment & Taxation: Departmental Forms and Applications
Forms in PDF format for starting and maintaining a business in Maryland

The Business Center: Small Business Corner
Enoch Pratt Free Library provides guides to starting and managing small businesses in Maryland, including how to research marketing plans, secure financing, set pricing, and much more

The Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center
The home of entrepreneurial research sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs

U.S. Small Business Administration
Services and resources to help Americans start, build, and grow businesses

Wall Street Journal: Small Business Report
Tips and advice for entrepreneurs on financing, franchising, and building a business, as well as ideas and insights on starting a business.


Use these sites to find information about stocks:

TED Talk

John Doerr: Seeking salvation and profit in greentech

John Doerr, Silicon Valley's legendary moneyman, is afraid of eco-apocalypse. After building his reputation (and a considerable fortune) investing in high-tech successes, he's turning his focus toward green technologies, and hoping it isn't too late (17:52). 

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