Securities & Exchange Commission - information about companies filed with the SEC, includes EDGAR Database
Fed in Print: an Index to Federal Reserve Economic Research - gateway to FRB publications or view Federal Reserve Banks map - get to the 12 districts for information; many have links to the publications full-text
Small Business Administration - starting and financing your business, opportunities, etc.
Treasury Department - accounting, budget, markets, international, etc.
Banking - FDIC information and reports, historical statistics, and more
BEOnline Plus - select online business resources in 88 categories: accounting, business plans, e-commerce, demographics, data sets, directories, standards, etc. (Library of Congress)
Business.gov - SBA partnering with 21 federal agencies for compliance documents and resources; see section for starting, managing, contracting and workplace safety or information on specific industries
Bureau of Economic Analysis - national, regional, industry and international stats (Commerce Dept.)
County Business Patterns for the U.S. and every State; search by state, zip code or metro areas.
- older edition available at Docs C 3.204/3-#:
Employment Statistics - Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants - Green Book, U.S. economic and military assistance to other countries: data given in historical (current) and constant dollars. Search by country or program. Default setting is ten year cumulations with individual years for the past five. Use custom setting to select one country for individual years, 1946 to present.
Minority Owned Business - to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace (US Small Business Association)
Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) - business growth and expansion tools for small businesses owned by Native Americans
Office of Women's Business Ownership OWBO assists women achieve their dreams and improve their communities by helping them start and run successful businesses,(US Small Business Association)
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses - awards for 3% of all federal contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses