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Connecticut Community Investment Corp. (CTCIC)
The Corporation’s mission is to promote the industrial and commercial development of the State of Connecticut by aiding and assisting the expansion of existing industry, commerce, and local entrepreneurship through the rendering of consulting, technical, educational, and financial assistance.

CCSU CT Small Business Development Center
Central CT State University is now one of the satellite locations for the SBDC counseling center.

Chamber of Commerce of Greater Waterbury
An award-winning site for businesses of all sizes in greater Waterbury.

Connecticut Business Development Team
Includes business related information and incentives intended to encourage businesses to locate in Connecticut. "You belong in Connecticut".

SBA/Small Business Administration
The federally run Small Business Administration provides information and programs for small businesses.

SCORE/Small Business Counseling
Service Corps of Retired Executives, with links to "How To" articles and other resources for small businesses. SCORE volunteers provide free and confidential business counseling at the Silas Bronson Library 2 days a week. Call 574-8225 for an appointment.

Small Business Development Center
Tools to start a small business including small business plans to marketing information.

Magazines Online

Forbes
Online version of Forbes Magazine, a general business magazine for the investor.

Fortune
Online version of Fortune Magazine. A source of current information about all aspects of management, business, finance, and the economy. 

Monthly Labor Review
From the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Survey of Current Business
For access click on the link Survey of Current Business found listed under publications. This is a comprehensive report on business activity and analysis of U.S. economic activity. Includes articles about national, regional, and international economic accounts. All articles are listed by month: 1994-present. Selected articles are included from 1987-1993.

Reference

Bank Rates
Business news and average rates on savings, mortgages, credit cards and ATM accounts. Bankrate.com.

Census Fact Finder
America Fact Finder. Facts about your community, economy, society. From the U.S. census bureau.

CEO EXPRESS
Links to numerous business resources. Comprehensive site with news magazines and newspapers from around the world, updates on airport delays, links to annual company reports and information about individuals. From CEO Express.

Consumer Price Index
Current and historical data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Copyright & (Patents & Trademarks)
Copyright information, forms, and a searchable database. There's also a link to the Patents and Trademarks website which also has a searchable database. Searching trademarks is a great way to find manufacturers of unmarked products. From the Library of Congress.

Business Patterns
Business patterns and information to county and zip code levels. U.S. Census Bureau

Dow Reports
Free reports for the 30 largest Dow companies from ValueLine. 

Economic Indicators
A monthly compilation prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors. Provides information about prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.

Federal Reserve Board
Information from the Federal Reserve Board with links to all the federal reserve banks. Good for interest rates as well as economic conditions and Federal Reserve meetings.

Foreign Trade/Statistics
Monthly US foreign trade reports, historic information. From the U.S. census bureau.

Grants
Society of Research Administrators—links to government and private grant sources, federal government policy information and regulation.

Hoover's Online
Company and industry information. Names of CEO’s. Some information requires registration.

Licensing in CT
Find your business or consumer licensing needs in ONE convenient, well organized place. Determine your registration requirements; Download forms and instructions; or Find quick answers or who to contact. 

NAICS Classification
North American Industrial Classification System, which updates the Standard Industrial Classification System. Helpful for market research.

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Salary information by occupational category and state.

SEC Records/Reports
Annual financial reports of companies that must report to the SEC. 

Securities and Exchange Commission
Official site to view 10-Q (quarterly) and 10-K (annual) financial reports of companies that must report to the SEC.

Small Business Encyclopedia
Research: financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, and human resource issues. You need your library card number for access.

Stock Market
Stock quotes, news, charting and research. Excellent for historical data on stock market. From Big Charts a service of Market Watch.