Provides suburban and neighborhood community histories, profiles, and demographic data. Many RU professors were important contributors to the 1990 edition. For 2000 and later information, try using the link for the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh maintains this index, which lists types of small businesses and a corresponding sample business plan, profile or book about the business with sources provided after each entry.
This database provides full-text coverage of top business, management and economics journals and periodicals. These valuable publications cover topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.
The U.S. Census' "Business Patterns" product is an annual series that provides sub-national economic data by industry. Use this information to analyze the market potential, including number of competitors, for a particular geographic area.
An independent agency of the federal government formulated to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
An easy-to-use portal for obtaining census data. Try using the "Fact Sheet" search generator to find information on population, household income, and demographics for a geographic area that you specify.
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. National and state population totals from the 2010 Census were released on December 21, 2010. Redistricting data, which include additional state, county and local counts, will be released starting in February 2011.
The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a dynamic and unprecedented metropolitan history. Thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history are at your fingertips.
The largest and longest-standing globally focused entrepreneurship research project. Researchers from Babson College, the London Business School, and a university team for each participating country, explore the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth.
Located at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the Batten Institute is "dedicated to the creation of knowledge about the transformative power of entrepreneurship and innovation and to the cultivation of principled, entrepreneurial leaders."
In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the Executive branch "promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries."