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LA_flag_icon Louisiana Department of Economic Development
http://www.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com/
Offers information and links for general business assistance information.

LA_flag_icon Corporations Database
http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov/app1/paygate/crpinq.jsp
Louisiana Secretary of State's database of Louisiana corporations, searchable by corporate or personal name.

LA_flag_icon GeauxBiz.com
http://www.GeauxBiz.com
GeauxBiz.com (run by the Louisiana secretary of state) is a "licensing information center" for prospective small business owners. It gives current and potential business owners a place to go for licensing information needed to start a business in Louisiana.

Bankrate
http://www.bankrate.com
Mortgage rates, CD rates, auto loans, credit cards, financial advice and more.

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov
Extensive information on starting, financing and managing a business.

Yahoo! Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/
Yahoo! Finance has company profiles, current and historical stock prices, company news, company statistics, SEC filings, and industry information.

Investopedia
www.investopedia.com/dictionary
Investopedia has a free dictionary that covers a broad range of topics - everything from accounting and banking to investing and real estate. The site also contains educational content and personal finance and investing.

Mint
www.mint.com
Mint offers free personal finance software. Consolidate all your accounts in one easy-to-use, secure location. Get notifications of upcoming bills, low balances, and unusual activity. Provides bank-level security and identity protection using VeriSign and Truste. Free registration required.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
www.thomasnet.com
Thomas stopped publishing the "big green books" in 2006.  This website is the online database version of the "Thomas Registry" which is a directory of suppliers covering hundreds of thousands of manufacturers and distributors of industrial products.

Demographics
http://www.sba.gov/content/demographics
This collection of demographics and statistics sites is hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This information is often used by small business owners to conduct research into where opportunities exist within their market and in developing appropriate business and marketing strategies to target customers. Use the statistical resources below to help you find out more about the U.S. population and uncover information that can be used in your business research efforts.

Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)
http://www.census.gov/econ/susb/
SUSB is an annual series that provides national and subnational data on the distribution of economic data by enterprise size and industry. SUSB covers most of the country's economic activity. The series excludes data on nonemployer businesses, private households, railroads, agricultural production, and most government entities. Data developed in cooperation with Small Business Administration.

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
http://www.bls.gov/bls/other.htm
This site by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides links to U.S. federal statistical agencies as well as links to official governmental statistical offices all over the world.

Measuring Worth
http://www.measuringworth.com/
Measuring Worth is a service for calculating relative worth over time.  You can calculate the present worth of a past amount of money or you can figure what a historic price in British Pounds in Worth in US dollars today (and vice versa).

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