Business & Investment


Business Research Assistance

If you're having trouble finding the information you need to start or grow your business, we can help! Complete and submit our online Request for Business Research Assistance Form Adobe (PDF 236KB). Or, complete and print the form and bring it to the Reference Desk and our staff will work with you to find the resources and information that will put you on the right track.


HCDL Resources

Click here for a printable summary of online and print business resources and services available at HCDL. (PDF 228K)

Business and Company Resource Center
Provides business, company, and industry information.

Business Insights: Global MeL
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.

General Business File ASAP
Provides access to broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.

Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Detailed information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses; searchable by company name, geographic area, yellow pages heading, and more. Additional databases cover U.S. Healthcare and Consumers/Lifestyles.Updated annually. New to ReferenceUSA? Try these video tutorials.

Small Business Resource Center  
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites.

Value Line
Provides information, ratings and earning estimates related to companies whose securities are publicly traded. NOW AVAILABLE FROM HOME.


Internet Resources - Business

FindLaw for Business
Locate legal information related to business topics.

IRS Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center
Provides extensive tax information and online tools.

Howell Chamber Resources

Program handouts, presentations, and links to valuable resources for local businesses.

IRS Starting a Business
Information and resources from the Internal Revenue Service.

Livingston County Clerk's Office
Information and FAQ's for starting a business in Livingston County.

Michigan Advantage
Find quick facts about Michigan business, start-up financing, labor information & more from the Michigan Department of Economic Development.

MeL's Business and Jobs Gateway
Collected resources provided by the Michigan eLibrary.

Michigan Business Guidebook
Resource links from the State of Michigan.

Michigan Business One Stop
Resources and tools from the State of Michigan.

Michigan Labor Market Statistics
Find unemployment and other statistics.

Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center
Provides resources and tools for small businesses in Michigan.

MI-SBTDC Online Resources Guide
Comprehensive guide to online resources for busineses.

North American Industry Classification System

Professional and Occupational License Search
Verify a license, registration, or permit

Resources for business growth.

SIC Codes
Standard Industry Classification Codes.

Start-up forms from the State of Michigan
For corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships.

Thomas Register
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Planning tools and services.


Internet Resources - Investment

Annual Report Research Center
Search for free, full-text annual reports by ticker symbol/company name.
Comprehensive, unbiased data on banking, mortgage, and financial rates.

Big Charts
Historic stock quotes

CNN Money
Info from editors of CNN and Money Magazine.

Information and advice for investors from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, including a BrokerCheck tool to investigate the background & qualifications of investment professionals.

Learn Stock Market Investing, Index Funds, Valuation Models, and more.....

U.S. Savings Bonds
Official source for savings bond information.

Yahoo Finance
Includes market summaries and investing articles.


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