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Investing

http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2585690638Better Investing - National Association of Investors
Business Source Premiere (through INSPIRE) - Almost 3,000 business periodicals covering management, economics, finance and more
Corporate ResourceNet (through INSPIRE) - Datamonitor company profiles and articles from nearly 1,200 quality journals
EDGAR - SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Investopedia
Investor.gov - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Investor's Clearinghouse
The Kiplinger Letter - Available in the Reference Department
MarketWatch
Motley Fool
New York Stock Exchange
Newspaper Source (through INSPIRE) - Full text for 20 national & international newspapers
NextReads Business & Personal Finance - Sign up for our e-newsletter highlighting business-related books. Past issues
Regional Business News (through INSPIRE) - Coverage from 80 U.S. regional business publications
Standard & Poor's The Outlook - Available in the Reference Department
Wall Street Journal Company Research
Value Line Investment Research - Available at the Reference Desk
Yahoo! Finance

Starting and Operating a Business

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Books on Starting and Operating a Business
Business Source Premiere (through INSPIRE) - Almost 3,000 business periodicals covering management, economics, finance and more
Business Startup Toolkit
Corporate ResourceNet (through INSPIRE) - Datamonitor company profiles and articles from nearly 1,200 journals
Encyclopedia of Small Business e-book
Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business in Indiana
NextReads Business & Personal Finance - Sign up for our e-newsletter highlighting business-related books. Past issues
Small Business Association - Starting a Business
Small Business Resource Center - Business magazines, journals, sample forms, & more
SRDS.com - Find advertising and marketing opportunities across markets, media types, and geographical areas using this online multimedia planning platform that connects media buyers to media sellers (in-library use only)

Business Skills & Training

Accounting Coach - Free online accounting courses
Small Business Administration - Online small business training
TED - Video archive of talks by the world's most inspired thinkers, including many business-related talks
WorkOne

Business Forms

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Gale Legal Forms Library
Indiana Secretary of State business forms
Indiana tax forms
IRS small business forms & publications
Small Business Resource Center - Sample business plans and forms

Business, Workforce & Economic Data

American FactFinder
http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturedhell/4369045469/sizes/m/in/photostream/Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Census Bureau - Business & Industry Data
FDIC Regional Economic Conditions
Federal Reserve Economic Data
FedStats
Financial Data Finder - from Ohio State University
GlobalEDGE - Web portal for information on global business activities
Hoosiers by the Numbers
STATS Indiana
Stock Quotes - Current and historical
Wall Street Journal Market Data Center

Business Loans, Grants, & Financinghttp://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-466229969

Capital Access Program - Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Center for Community Self-Help - Business and nonprofit loans
Economic Development Administration - Federal funding opportunities
La Porte County Revolving Loan Fund
Small Business Association - Loans and grants

Local Resources

Calumet Parliamentary Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians - Resources on paliamentary procedure. Contact: Edward R. Weber, President, 219-326-6433, dickweber@comcast.net
Center of Workforce Innovations
Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Corporation Michigan City
Michigan City Mainstreet Association and Uptown Arts District - promoting the historic North End
Michigan City Redevelopment Commission
Michigan City Urban Enterprise Zone Map
Northwest Indiana Forum
Northwest Indiana SCORE

Indiana State Resources

Bidding on Indiana State Contracts
Business Owner's Guide to State Government
Indiana Career Connect
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Department of Revenue New and Small Business Education Center
Indiana Economic Development Association
Indiana Tax Forms
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Indiana Secretary of State Business Services Division
Indiana Small Business Development Center
Indiana Small Business Guide to Environmental, Safety, and Health Regulations

National Resources

Minority Business Development Agency
Patent and Trademark Office
Small Business Administration
Startup America Partnership
Tax Information for Businesses - IRS
ThomasNet - Directory of industrial suppliers, products, and services