Fact Finder -- create your own custom data sets from census
bureau data. A fabulous site!! (Click on 'data sets' on left menu bar)
Site includes economic data as well.
of Labor Statistics
Statistics--a big collection of links to demographic, economic
and financial data
Fast Company -- This
magazine is a "progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial
focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics),
leadership, and design."
Profiles -- demographic data for Iowa and the surrounding
Local Small Business
Resources -- From the U.S. government. Enter your business zip
code into the search box on the map of the US..
Small Business Development Centers
Online Women's Business Center
-- articles on many business issues related to women.
Retail Industry Stores and Sales Research - Numbers, News, Facts, Best
Scirus -- "Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search
engine on the Internet." It now indexes 13 million patents from
all over the world. Choose PATENTS in the 'Information Types' section
of the search screen.
Small Business Profiles--state by state roundup of statistical
data for the most recent available stats, on number of small businesses, people employed in
them, self-employed persons, etc.