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1st Stop Business Connection

Free business start-up information, including information kit and forms.

Big Charts

Current and historical prices for more than 50,000 stocks.

Business First Columbus

Access Columbus business news or any of the other 40 American city business journals.

Business Plan Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

Business Reference Library

Virtual reference library of eBooks on business topics such as market research, business plans and…

Business Source Premier

Company and industry profiles, market research and full text articles.

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Create new business connections and access a variety of resources to help your business.

Columbus SCORE

Free business advice and workshops from experienced local mentors.

Columbus Small Business Development Center

Provides free one-on-on advising and no or low cost business training for all industries.

DemographicsNow – Business & People

Research consumer market data, demographic data and marketing segmentation data, as well as residential and…

Encyclopedia of Associations

Directory of associations, societies and nonprofit membership organizations in the US.

Mergent Archives

Historical business documents from Moody’s and Mergent manuals as far back as 1909.

Mergent Intellect

Complete company and industry profiles for thousands of U.S. and international businesses.

Mergent Key Business Ratios

Dun & Bradstreet industry norms and business ratios for financial projections and analysis.

North American Industry Classification System

NAICS is used by federal agencies to collect, analyze and publish statistics about the U.S….

Ohio Secretary of State – Business Services Division

Research business name availability or search company filings.

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

Access millions of U.S. residential and business phone numbers and addresses.

Small Business Administration

Learn about loans from the Small Business Administration and get the forms you need to…

Small Business Reference Center

Offers tools to address many small business topics, including books, videos and help with business…

The Columbus Region

Managed by Columbus2020, this resource provides industry and demographic information specific to the Columbus area…

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