Business Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act information for Small Businesses, based on the major updates in 2010.

Business Licenses in Humboldt Going into business for yourself? Good for you! Here's local information about getting your business license. You can apply online.

Business Start-Up Checklist for Humboldt from the North Coast Small Business Development Center. The basics, step by step. Plus more for planning and beginning your business.

CalGold - Business Permits Made Simple  Find the steps you need to take to start a business anywhere in the state.

Breeze - California's Online Application System for many business and professional licenses.

California Business Resources - A handy list of agencies you may need to check with for certain types of business, and to understand taxes, worker's compensation, etc.

Census Business Builder - Economic data for starting or growing a business. Understand and track the market for your type of business with this free tool from the census.

FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data
Economic and financial data over time.  Consumer Price Index, Real GDP, Industrial Production Index, 10 Year Treasury Rate, Unemployment, Payroll Employment, etc.

North Coast Regional Manufacturers' Directory - local resources for production, from raw or recycled materials to machining, sewing, baking, molding, pneumatics, 3-D printing, laser cutting, packaging and more.

North Coast Small Business Development Center -  Helpful information and support from local business experts.  Workshops, mentoring, online resources, more.

SCORE Free business mentoring and education, with live and recorded webinars as well as interactive courses and experienced volunteer mentors.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance and news for small businesses from the US government.

Small Business Loans in Humboldt County - many great local businesses get their start with a Redwood Region Economic Development Commission loan.

ThomasNet - The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers.  Find out who makes what all over the United States.

Video tutorials at Khan Academy - Free video tutorials on topics including banking, finance, current economics, the credit crisis, currency and trade, venture capital, plus personal finance topics such as mortgages, renting vs buying, IRAs, and much more.

Yahoo Small Business -  Information and ideas for business startups, ongoing business concerns, and growth.

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Company Research

Open Corporates - The largest open database of companies in the world. Find out where a company is registered, how long in business, names of officers, number of employees, basic financial data, and more.

Company Reports from Public Register Online. Tracking a company? To use this free service, you must sign up - expect email as a result.

EDGAR - Data on businesses and companies from the Securities Exchange Commission.

Stock Quotes ('Big Charts') follow the markets and the fates of companies, from MarketWatch