"The American Marketing Association is the only organization that brings together marketers, across all specialties, to collaborate and inspire one another. Through relevant information, comprehensive training, and targeted networking, the AMA helps marketers deepen their marketing expertise, elevate their careers, and ultimately, achieve better results."
The Illinois Institute of Technology's resource. In June 1996, the Center received a grant from the National Science Foundation to put our extensive collection of codes of ethics on the web. They included those codes of ethics of professional societies, corporations, government, and academic institutions, of the over 850 codes we have in our paper archive, who gave us permission to include their code.
"The Institute promotes business ethics and corporate responsibility. It works to increase public awareness and dialogue about international business ethics issues through such educational resources and activities as the Roundtable Discussion Series, the International Business Ethics Review and this website."
Provides a website dedicated to the small business start-up. Includes business plan examples and other advice for the new entrepreneur. This site also sells Business Plan Pro, a commercial product to assist in the development of business plans. However, much of the site's content is available free of charge.
Developed by the Small Business Administration (SBA), this online resource provides a comprehensive discussion of the core elements found in a business plan. While it does not include sample plans, it does provide a self-paced tutorial/worksheet to assist the business plan writer and numerous other useful SBA links. Also available in Spanish.
" It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a gl
"when choosing the best form of business ownership or structure. The choice you make can have an impact on multiple aspects of your business, including taxes, liability, ownership succession, and others."
A collaborative workspace of competitive intelligence tools and resources designed to help you gather information from a variety of services and sources, in support of your competitive intelligence efforts.
"There are approximately 650 topics in the Library, spanning 5,000 links. Topics include the most important practices to start, develop, operate, evaluate and resolve problems in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Each topic has additionally recommended books and related Library topics."
Published by Inc. magazine, this site contains broad coverage of business topics, including articles on topics such as human resources, and writing business plans, worksheets and forms, and newsletters.
"The website covers over 4000 companies, over 180 countries. It receives over 1.5 million hits per month. Topics include discrimination, environment, poverty & development, labour, access to medicines, health & safety, security, trade."
Export.gov is managed by the International Trade Administration. The U.S. Government has also strategically partnered with major corporations to help small and medium-sized U.S. companies begin and/or expand their export sales.
"A rich collection of thousands of international business resources selected based on content and usability. This section also includes our proprietary Market Potential Indicators and the Database of International Business Statistics."
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
"The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors."
A pdf of" The World Economic Outlook (WEO)" which presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic developments and prospects.
"The regional economic accounts tell us about the geographic distribution of U.S. economic activity and growth. The estimates of gross domestic product by state and state and local area personal income, and the accompanying detail, provide a consistent framework for analyzing and comparing individual state and local area economies."
"The new Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) are a product of the Center for Economic Studies of the U.S. Census Bureau. The annual series describes establishment-level business dynamics along dimensions absent from similar databases including firm age and firm size. "
"The Current Industrial Report (CIR) program has been providing monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity for many years. The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products. The data are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting, and decision-making in the private sector."
The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER®) started in 2004 as a data preservation and accessibility project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. FRASER preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents.
"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world."
SmartBrief provides highly valued, trusted news and communication services for industries, associations, professional societies and corporations. SmartBrief is an excellent way of keeping abreast to changes in companies and breaking news. Fast and open to everyone.
"The mission of the FASB is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting for the guidance and education of the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of financial information."
"HR.com is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, we deliver HR Best Practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, and measurements."
Provides various useful resources for HR professionals including HR news, tools, services, such as a vendor directory and a list of events, and a community, including the ability to ask questions of experts.
"Over 2,800 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States." Provided by Duke University.
"The ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory is easy to use and is updated daily to help you make networking more convenient. This directory service takes you directly to many of the associations currently operating on the World Wide Web. The search results provide a list of associations that meet your selection criteria."
"The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute provides comparison data on purchasing power, business activity, and workforce density for all census tracts, residential ZIP codes, and the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S."
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.