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Business & Finance
Company information, industry information, small business, entrepreneurship,
personal finance, investing,
banking, insurance, nonprofits, philanthropy
Contact: Reference Desk 203-438-2282 x1014 email@example.com
Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.
Reference USA - custom search 14 million U.S. businesses.
Business Insights: Essentials - comprehensive business research includes business news and industry publications, company financials, investment reports, rankings, market share data, brands and product information and court cases. Click here for tips on using this database.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - click on Business for e-reference books.
Value Line Investment Survey - also available in paper format.
Investor's Business Daily - available online on library computers or in paper format.
Foundation Center databases - available on library computers only.
Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection launched SmartConsumer.ct.gov in March 2013. This website offers "consumer awareness: for every age and every stage of your life." Be an informed consumer, avoid scams and find information on a wide variety of topics such as toy safety and photography scams, building and keeping good credit, pyramid schemes, identity theft, online safety, telephone fraud and much more.
Tested and recommended by our librarians.
Harvard Business Review
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Consumer Price Index
ExecutivePlanet - business culture guides for international travel
First Gov for Businesses and Non-profits
IRS Tax Information for Businesses
North American Industry Classification System - NAICS Codes lookup
State and Local Business Information
Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
SCORE - Western Connecticut Chapter
Connecticut Better Business Bureau
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC)
Connecticut Licensing Info Center - CT-CLIC.com
CT Small Business Development Center
Ridgefield Press - The Ridgefield Press.com - The Ridgefield Press is available from 1875 to present in the library.
NewsTimes.com - Danbury area business news
Conntact.com CT Business News Journal - from the publisher of Business New Haven
Fairfield County Business Journal
Westchester County Business Journal
Banks and Banking
Finance and Investments
A.M. Best's Consumer Insurance Information Center - information and company ratings
Connecticut Insurance Department
Insurance Information Institute - brings insurance information to the public
Health Insurance Plan Rankings (Consumer Reports) - available only from computers in the Library
Consumer.gov - Federal Trade Commission
Extension.org - University of Connecticut and the Cooperative Extension System information
DaveRamsey.com - from the author of "The Total Money Makeover"
Financial & Mortgage Calculators
Identity Theft Information from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Wisebread.com - Wise Bread: Living Large on a Small Budget
Small Business and Entreprenuership
American Express Small Business Plan Resources
Business Owner's Toolkit™
BusinessUSA - Business.USA.gov was created in October 2011 by President Obama
U.S. Small Business Association
Charities and Nonprofit Organizations
Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk. Audiobooks on cassette and CD in the Fiction Room.
Accounting – 657
Businesses History – 338.7
Company Directories – 650.4
Customer Relations – 658.812
Entrepreneurship – 658.4
International Trade – 332
Investing – 332.63
Management – 658
Personal Finance – 332.6
Resumes & Interviewing – 650.14
Wills & Estates – 346.7305 (also 332.024)
Bloomberg Business Week
Fairfield County Business Journal
Investor’s Business Daily
Kiplinger Washington Letter
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
New York Times
Value Line Investment Survey
Wall Street Journal
See General Periodical Indexes online
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