Understand Your Market – To run a successful business, you need to learn about your customers, your competitors and your industry. Get access to data and statistics on your competitors, industry and target customer groups.
Investor.gov – Investor education and tools provided by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Morningstar – Investor/investment related articles and research
SEC - EDGAR – Search U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission public filings
Yahoo Finance – Locate stock prices including historical prices and dividends. Includes investor education center.
Value Line – Access in-depth financial information, research, commentary, and analysis for stocks.
Location and Equipment
Buy Assets and Equipment – Figure out which assets you need, how to pay for them, and whether you should buy government surplus and/or lease equipment.
Business Laws – Keep your business compliant with state and federal business laws. Your legal responsibilities will depend on your business and location.
Explore Business Information
Is It A Business or a Hobby? – Learn if the activity you are engaging in qualifies as a business or a hobby and what the tax advantages and requirements are for each.
Starting Your Own Business– Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can offer numerous advantages such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule and making a living doing something you enjoy. But, becoming a successful entrepreneur requires thorough planning, creativity and hard work. This guide walks you through what it takes.