General Resources

Smart Business
A good on-line version of the magazine.  Great links, too.

Northwestern Mutual
Not just for life insurance anymore. Excellent Small Business information.

Franchise Expo
An excellent source for franchising information. Contains many good links. A researchers dream.

Dun & Bradstreet – Hoovers
A good site to research franchisers as well as other companies.

U.S. Census Bureau
A comprehensive source of data about the U.S. people and economy.
A free resource guide to industry-specific resources and data for over 400 industries.

American Express Business Forum
A wealth of resources for business owners – videos, articles, blogs, podcasts, and expert advice to boost your business.