This site produced by a large US law firm, offers a regularly updated newsletter that follows legal issues related to advertising and marketing. Articles go back several years and are divided into such categories Legislation, International, Regulators and several others.
Written mostly by Eric Goldman, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, this blog offers very good and often in-depth coverage of legal issues affecting the Internet and intellectual property. The blog is regularly updated and topics include copyright, search engines, domain names, privacy and many more.
Excellent resource that includes over 100,000 examples of forms and contracts often broken down by state. Also, contains many other resources including audio recordings and FAQ areas that explain legal issues.
This link will take you to the website for a popular US public television program that focuses on starting and running a small business. There is some good material here including how-to information and case studies, however, you will need to take your time locating good free stuff.
This B-school site has several categories (themes), including one devoted to marketing, that offer articles, case studies, working papers and other materials including one devoted to marketing. However, some of this material is available only in abstract form and all materials require registration (free) to view.
This online site for a print publication produced by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton provides access (registration required) to articles on marketing strategy. While site contains a search feature, finding articles may be a little time consuming due to lack of drill down menu items.
AT&T offers a full-featured searchable site for locating businesses that includes: finding corporate toll-free telephone numbers, yellow and white pages listings, a reverse lookup where the service displays the person or organization associated with an entered phone number, and links to international phone directories.
The trade group Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals offers a few accessible resources for learning about CI such as answers to basic questions about CI and job information though access to most publications is limited to members.
Fortune Magazine's well-known listing can be viewed in several ways include alphabetically, by industry, by various performance measures or using a customized approach. Fortune also makes available other lists including a Global 500 listing.
Provides information on over 600,000 mostly B-to-B U.S. manufacturers, wholesaler, and business services. Searchable by product type, company name or brand name. But be aware that coverage is limited with many companies, and especially brand names, not represented here.
International company/product database that claims listing and financial information for over 4 million companies in more than 70 countries. However, to use this effectively searchers will need to access the Advance Search feature, which requires a subscription.
Better known as Thomas Register, the leading directory of American manufacturers whose green books are found in many libraries, this site allows users to locate company information for hundreds of thousands of companies in over 65,000 categories. While results are somewhat limited, often only the company name and address, the scope of included companies is impressive. Also, Thomas provides information on international suppliers from 26 countries through its Solusource search engine.
This U.S. Federal government site offers several resources for companies interested in exporting including offering insights, rules, FAQs and other information to help companies interested in international trade.
A portal of that links resources from thirty universities located throughout the U.S. The site's mission is to “increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness.” Offers links and articles for global business. However, not all locations have web access and some have not been recently updated.
While this site is basically a directory of directories for finding mostly company financial information its real strength is in its international reach. However, it likely requires a registration fee to access.
Interesting site that provides insight on cultural issues to consider when doing business in other countries. Coverage includes discussion of how to make deals, business dress, public behavior and many more tips.
Well stocked source of information for international business that includes a Reference Desks section offering country data, market potential indicators, glossary and much more. Produced by the International Business Center at Michigan State University.
Long a provider of international trade news in print format, the JOC is now available online with extensive resources including sections dedicated to international trade leads, logistics, maritime issues, insurance and links to manufacturers, service firms, trade associations and government agencies dealing with international trade. Some sections of the site are limited to subscribers.
Matchmaking service run by U.S. Commerce Department is designed to bring U.S. suppliers together with international buyers. Offers email notification of sales leads, access to international buyers contact information and posting of company profile. Requires registration fee.
Central portal with many excellent resources including a basic guide to exporting, trade statistics and much more. This site also contains a list of links to country information including market studies, extensive product and industry reports, trade agreement information and many other resources.
This general international site from the WWW Virtual Library offers a useful page on international business including an academic research section and links to other general international business help.