Better Business Bureau
National organization providing accreditation standards, a resource library and other programs and services free to business owners. Web site includes all resources and services. Local bureau searches are also available.
Federal Trade Commission Publications
Provides online information for businesses to ensure compliance with federal laws. Publications on specific topics and areas of business are available for viewing online or can be ordered online.
Financial Times Annual Reports Service
Free service providing annual reports and other information on select companies. New companies are added weekly. offers latest information on companies and, if available, new reports can be sent once received as well.
Internal Revenue Service
Provides free tax information and resources for businesses, including:
Small Business and Self-employed "One-Stop" Resource - offers a wide range of resources and specific information for self-employed business owners, operators, investors and employers.
E-File Information - Information for large and mid-size corporations that file tax forms electronically.
Employment Taxes - comprehensive guide for business owners about employee taxes.
Tax Code, Regulations and official Guidance - site for researching official Internal Revenue Service forms.
Tax Relief In Disaster Situations - information on provisions for tax relief in certain situations.
National Consumers League
Non-profit watchdog agency for consumers and employees that also provides businesses with a consumer point of view on issues such as child labor, privacy, food safety and medication information.
Small Business Administration
Provides general information on starting and running a business and securing small business grants and loans. offers free tools and tips to increase knowledge and improve business productivity.
Supply-Chain Operations Reference Model
Reference model by the Supply-Chain Council as a tool for supply-chain management. Outlines business activities at all phases of meeting customer demands. Can be useful in explaining both simple and complex supply chains with a common set of definitions.
U.S. Department of Labor E-laws
Online interactive tools designed to provide information on federal employment laws in an easily understandable format.