Reference Materials - Business
Provides free study resources for accounting.
Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF)
"AEF provides educational content to enrich the understanding of advertising and its role in culture, society, and the economy."
All About Trademarks
Information about trademarks from a trademark attorney.
American Consumer Satisfaction Index
"The Index measures the satisfaction of U.S. household consumers with the quality of products and services offered by both foreign and domestic firms with significant share in U.S. markets. The ACSI benefits business, researchers, policymakers, and consumers alike by serving as a national indicator of the health of the U.S. economy, as well as a tool for gauging the competitiveness of individual firms and predicting future profitability."
Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
This database provided by the Foundation Center offers an "authoritative bibliography of works in the field of philanthropy."
"The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 185 economies and selected cities at the subnational level" to help business people conduct business in a wide variety of countries. From the World Bank.
Economic Research Service
"The ERS mission is to inform and enhance public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development." From the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Economy at a Glance
Information about the economy from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The website for Entrepreneur Magazine – "Business News & Strategy for Entrepreneurs."
An international think tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
Economic research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
"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’s mission is to safeguard and provide easy access to economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System. ... FRASER is a mixed subject and institutional repository that preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents."
GPO Economic Indicators
Economic indicators from 1995 to the present from the U.S. Government Printing Office.
"Green Business News, Resources, and Sustainability Career Tools."
Insurance Information Institute
Provides information about insurance.
"Use this database to find [nonprofit] organizations and see details like their executive compensation, revenue and expenses, as well as download their tax filings going back as far as 2001."
Office of the United States Trade Representative
"The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is an agency of more than 200 committed professionals with decades of specialized experience in trade issues and regions of the world. We negotiate directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, to resolve disputes, and to participate in global trade policy organizations. We also meet with governments, with business groups, with legislators and with public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and to discuss the President's trade policy positions."
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