Business, Consumer & Investment Information
- ReferenceUSA Use your library card to log in to this quality subscription database of residential and business information.
- Texshare databases include EBSCO Enhanced Business Research and Regional Business News. Ask at the library front desk for the password to access this quality reference information from home, using the library's subscription.
- Hoover's, Inc. business directory information and media reports
- Thomas Register directory of manufacturers and distributors
- SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR) free full text online
- IRIN - The Investor Relations Information Network view free annual reports online
- Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
- CNN Money
- NAICS--North American Industry Classification System (replaces SIC codes, includes comparison tables)
- U.S. Census Current Industrial Reports
- Big Charts Investment Charting and Research
- Best's Insurance Ratings Search (requires free user registration)
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Federal Grant Resources (Compiled by the SBA)
- Manufacturing.Net news, trends, and opinions affecting the manufacturing landscape.
- Bplans.com Free sample business plans by LivePlan.
- Score.org free mentoring that helps small businesses grow.
Local Business Links (Texas)
- Dallas Small Business Development Center - Serving Dallas and Rockwall County
- Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce
- Rockwall Economic Development Corporation
- Guide for Starting a Texas Business
- North Texas Small Business Development Center
- Texas Business Advisor from the Comptroller of Public Accounts
- Texas Business and Industry Data Center
- Texas Secretary of State Guides and Resources
- Texas Wide Open For Business
- Business USA
- Business.com includes directory listings, guides, and comparison tools. Good for B2B.
- Manta.com includes company profiles with an emphasis upon small business.
- Free Annual Credit Reports
- Credit Report Information from the Federal Trade Commission
- Consumer Price Indexes Home Page
- Consumer Information Center
- Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls and Product Alerts
- Consumer World
- Hoaxbusters Information on common internet scams and hoaxes.
- Better Business Bureau (check out a charity or business by name, street address, phone number or web site address)