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Business resources include relevant Pioneer databases, Utah Internet resources, and national Internet resources.

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Pioneer Databases

These databases provide access to quality resources that you won't find free on the Internet.

 

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Business Source Premier Business Source Premier [more informationMore information]
Find full text coverage in all disciplines of business. Company & industry profiles.
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Find journals, magazines, newspapers, reports & books on business.
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Full text regional business journals, newspapers and newswires.
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Find resource on business for students in grades 6-12.
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Utah Business Resources

Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Established in 1932, the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) is an applied research center in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Find publications and studies, building permit data in the Utah Construction Information Database, Utah Economic Indicators, and Utah Census data.

Business.utah.gov
Information from the Utah State Government of starting, relocating, running, and closing a business. Find links to state business agencies and other business agencies.

Demographic and Economic Analysis (DEA), Governor's Office of Planning & Budget
DEA manages, analyzes and disseminates economic, demographic and fiscal data in order to contribute to improved planning, budgeting and policy-making in Utah State Government. DEA provides information and research to other governments, businesses, academia, and the public to facilitate informed judgments about issues impacting Utah.

EDCUtah (Economic Development Corporation of Utah)
EDCUtah is a public/private partnership, working with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the development and expansion of local Utah businesses. EDCUtah serves as a comprehensive source of economic data, key public and private contacts, and assistance to companies working to grow their businesses in Utah.

Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)
Provides rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a non-profit organization chartered with raising the level of competitiveness, performance, and profitability of Utah's manufacturers.

OneStop Online Business Registration
Register your business with the Utah State Tax Commission, the Utah Labor Commission, the Utah Department of Commerce, the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. After completing the online registration process, you will receive all of the necessary licenses and account numbers for your business.

Salt Lake Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber is a private, non-profit organization that represents the Utah business community of Utah statewide. The Chamber represents over 4100 businesses statewide.

Salt Lake SCORE
SCORE is a non-profit association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), providing FREE business counseling using volunteers with significant small business experience and a helpful attitude.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Utah District Office
The Utah District Office assists hundreds of small businesses each year by providing financial assistance through SBA's loan programs.

Utah Department of Commerce
Promotes commerce, protects Utah consumers, registers businesses and trademarks, promotes public interest in utility regulation, provides land use and real estate dispute regulation, and licenses and regulates individuals in a variety of professions (including real estate and securities).

Utah Department of Workforce Services
Provide employment and support services for Utah residents to improve their economic opportunities.

Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
The Division functions as Utah's filing office and repository for all corporations, commercial code filings, business registrations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, collection agencies, and trademarks.

Utah First Friday
A professional organization dedicated to promoting the entrepreneurial, solopreneurial, small/micro business community.

Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC offers business guidance and education to entrepreneurs. The SBDC works together with other business mentoring groups, such as the Service Corps of Retired Executives, to address a wide range of small business concerns.

Utah State Tax Commission: Information for Utah Businesses
Find information and publications on business resources, business income tax, state tax requirements, state tax registration, tax due dates, business tax letters and certificates, and closing a business.

World Trade Center Utah (WTCU)
The core purpose of the WTCU is to help create, promote and support Utah jobs and revenue growth from global trade.

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National Business Resources

BizLink
This business resource portal from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC provides information on careers, company and industry research, economic conditions, international business, investment and personal finance, marketing and demographics, nonprofit resources, patents and trademarks, starting a business, taxes, and online research.

Business.gov
Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. Government, is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies. Tools include small business guides; state and local guides; the Small Business Search Engine to find information from federal, state and local government web sites; Permit Me to get state, federal and local permits; government agency contacts, and government forms and answers to frequently asked questions.

Financial Times
Financial and business news source.

Hoover's
Find company reports by name, location and type of industry. Industry overviews provide industry information, trends, and top performing companies. More detailed company reports available on a pay-per-view basis.

ipl2 - Business & Economics
Covers accounting, entrepreneurship, and matters on the production, distribution & consumption of goods or services. ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII).

Motley Fool
A popular portal for personal finance, retirement, and investment strategies.

ThomasNet
Searchable database of manufacturers, distributors and service providers. Search by product/service, company name, brand name, CAD drawings, suppliers' websites, and white papers. Thomas Register is the proprietary database powering the foundation of ThomasNet.

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Utah Consumer Information & Resources

Utah Better Business Bureau
Check out a company, file a complaint, find a local BBB, general consumer information and tips on autos, business, computers, health, home, money, scams and more.

Utah Department of Commerce
Promotes commerce, protects Utah consumers, registers businesses and trademarks, promotes public interest in utility regulation, provides land use and real estate dispute regulation, and licenses and regulates individuals in a variety of professions (including real estate and securities).

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Find consumer information, file complaints, scan the Buyer Beware List to find individuals and businesses engaged in deceptive practices, and find forms for registering a business.

Utah's Own, Utah Food Council
The Utah's Own Program is designed to create a consumer culture to think of and buy products grown, manufactured, made and marketed in Utah. Register as a consumer to receive educational information and other updates about Utah's Own.

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National Consumer Information & Resources

Better Business Bureau
Check out a company, file a complaint, find a local BBB, general consumer information and tips on autos, business, computers, health, home, money, scams and more.

Consumer.gov
A "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information.

Consumer Action Website
This online version of the Consumer Action Handbook provides specific information on consumer issues (such as buying a home or preventing identity theft), an online guide for how to file a complaint, and contact information for where to file complaints. A service of the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Consumer Price Indexes (CPI)
The CPI, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

ConsumerSearch
A source of expert product reviews. They rank and describe the top reviews, complete with links, analyze the experts and what they say, and list the top-rated products according to the experts. They also list some online retailers for each product.

Federal Citizen Information Center
Helps federal agencies and departments develop, promote, and distribute useful information to the public in the form of consumer publications. Topics include cars, computers, education, employment, Español, family, federal programs, food, health, housing, money, small business, travel and more.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Find recalls, safety news, standards, publications, and report unsafe products.

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