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Business & Co. Resource Center
Provides access to a variety of global business information: competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, and company histories.
To access, go to sachemlibrary.org. Choose RESEARCH TOOLS; choose RESEARCH; choose BUSINESS & LAW

Masterfile Premiere
Contains full text for more than 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
To access, go to sachemlibrary.org. Choose RESEARCH TOOLS; choose RESEARCH; choose MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS & JOURNALS

Law Depot
Thousands of legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Human Resources, Family, and more.
To access, go to sachemlibrary.org. Choose RESEARCH TOOLS; choose RESEARCH; choose BUSINESS & LAW


  ONLINE RESOURCES
 

Thomas Register
www.thomasnet.com
Online directory of industrial product information covering 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies within 67,000-plus industrial categories. The site, has a button to help promote a business on Thomas Register.

Live-Brary Subject Guide on Patents, Trademarks & Copyright
suffolktopicguides.org/cat.php?cid=3297

U.S. Copyright Office
www.copyright.gov
Here you will find information about online copyright registration, all of the key publications including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978; news of what the Office is doing, including business process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony, and press releases; the latest regulations; and much more.

U.S. Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
Information on starting & managing a small business, grants & loans, contracting, etc.

SCORE—Long Island
scorelongisland.org
This resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has over 40 successful retired executives on Long Island who volunteer to help small businesses start and succeed. Their services are free and confidential.

NYS Small Business Development Center
www.nyssbdc.org
New York State Small Business Development Center delivers high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business.

Long Island Business News
libn.com
Online version of Long Island’s only publication devoted to local commerce. It has been the premier source of news and data on business, economic trends and the region’s robust entrepreneurial sector for more than 50 years.

City-Data (Demographics)
www.city-data.com
This website has collected and analyzed data from numerous sources to create as complete and interesting profiles of as many places as possible. Entries include the latest real estate prices and sales trends, recent home sales, home value estimator, geographical data, state profiles, crime data, registered sex offenders, cost of living, housing, religions, businesses, local news links based on our exclusive technology, political contributions, city government finances and employment, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations.

SmallBusinessWebsite
www.smallbusinesswebsite.com
Offers solid information on keyword search tools and how to get a new business website listed on Google (GOOG). It also suggests small changes on a web site that can generate big results and provides an example of an ineffective web site.

Business Exchange
bx.businessweek.com
Run by Business Week, this site allows users to create business topics, collect content from across the Internet and connect with others interested in the same topic.

PartnerUp
www.partnerup.com
A social-networking site intended to help entrepreneurs track down suitable partners for a fledgling business. It allows users to form or join groups based on their interests, and lets them seek advice, offer tips, and search possible opportunities. There are also tutorials, including “Learn more about being in business,” “How to bootstrap your business,” “How to calculate startup costs” and “How to design a brand-building logo.” Such information is red meat to an aspiring entrepreneur.

NYS Government—Business
www.nysegov.com then choose “Business”
Information on starting a business, economic development, tax incentives, contracting with NYS, etc.

How to Design the Best Web Page for Your Business (Inc.)
www.inc.com/guides/how-to-design-best-website-for-small-business.html
Six key design points to keep in mind when creating or redesigning your business’s website.

IRS—Tax Information for Businesses
www.irs.gov/businesses
Information on starting & operating a business, corporations, international business, partnerships, etc.

IRS—Video Portal
www.irsvideos.gov/SmallBusinessTaxpayer
Contains video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses, individuals and tax professionals. You will find video clips of tax topics, and archived versions of live panel discussions and webinars.

Business Grants
www.businessgrants.org
Everything you need to know about small business grants and more.

Laws of New York
public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS
Includes General Business, Limited Liability Company Law, Partnership, Workers’ Compensation, etc.

Town of Brookhaven Code
www.ecode360.com/BR0012

Brookhaven Business Advisory Council
www.brookhavenbac.org
The BBAC serves as the small business liaison to the Supervisor and Town Board. The council is comprised of small business owners and professionals who serve on a volunteer basis. The BBAC, in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven has developed a Small Business Primer as a basic tool to answer common small business concerns or questions.

50 Good Customer Service Strategies
cpcstrategy.com/blog/2011/12/50-good-customer-service-strategies
This comprehensive guide on ecommerce customer service will teach you how to improve your customer service strategy without altering the structure of your business.

Build a Website for Your Small Business: 5 DIY Services (PC World)
www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/234814/build_a_website_for_your_small_business_5_diy_services.html
Advice for building a basic website to promote your business.

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