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Small Business

Economic Census
A good place to look for local and national industry information. Though it is updated only once every five years, the site provides access to other reports for specific industries (such as manufacturing or retail).
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FindLaw for Small Business
This site provides information on a variety of topics, from starting a business to intellectual property to employment law. Also resources for finding a lawyer.
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New York State Small Business Development Center
Sponsored by SUNY and the SBA, this site will guide you to just about everything you need to know to start a business in New York. The site has links to contacts for licensing and tax filing as well as business and market research.
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SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business
Looking to start your own business? SCORE can help you get started and provide support along the way.
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U.S. Industry and Trade Outlook
Click on the "Chapter Coverage" link at the top of the page for global and domestic trends as well as future outlooks. (Note: The only data available online is from 2000.)
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Center for Business Planning
This site offers information on every aspect of starting and running a business, from creating plans to market research to trademarks. Some free tools are available here as well as links to other web resources.
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Entrepreneur Magazine Online
Categories include: Biz Opportunities, Home Based Biz, Franchises, Management, Marketing, E Business, and more. News items and past issues of the magazine are accessible.
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eVenturing
Presented by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, this site provides access to many resources for entrepreneurs in six topic areas: finance, people, sales and marketing, productions, operation, and entrepreneurship.
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Inc. Magazine
Includes numerous resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners. This site has information for every aspect of running a business from employee compensation to web site design and maintenance. It also has a searchable database of Inc. 500 winners from 1982 on and a "Breaking News" newsletter you can subscribe to.
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Long Island High Technology Incubator
Sponsored and hosted by SUNY Stony Brook, this organization supports the development of new technology companies on Long Island.
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National Association of Women Business Owners
Click on "Member Resources" for tools to help you start and grow your business.
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