Business Insights: Global
Information about companies and industries including financial data, industry rankings, statistics, and magazine articles.
Statistical information for business research, new businesses, marketing, and sales. Locate businesses, analyze markets, target customers and more.
Key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.
International business information including country research, statistics, and economics from the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University.
Search for U.S. and Canadian businesses and U.S. residents. Over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses and over 267 million U.S. individuals. Download up to 250 records at a time.
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS)
Directory of media, advertising and periodical publishers. Use this tool to find sales and contact information for a variety of media platforms and formats. Select the type of media on the left hand side, then drill down to find company listings in the specific geography you are considering.
Rates for mortgages, auto loans, home equity loans, savings, credit cards, checking accounts and more.
Investing in Bonds.com
Geared toward many types of investors--from beginners to experts, Investinginbonds.com is a unique source of bond price information and includes a wide variety of market data, news, commentary and information about bonds.
Investor education information including a dictionary, news articles, tutorials and more.
Investment ratings, research, statistics, and forecasts for thousands of stocks and mutual funds.
Current and historical stock quotes, financial news and more.
Foundation Directory Online
Interactive and searchable database for grant seekers and fundraisers from the Foundation Center covering 100,000 grantmakers. Both the Foundation Directory Online and the Fundraising Resource Center print collection are available only at the Central Library. For more information call 386-4636.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Interactive and searchable database for individual grant seekers such as artists, students, writers, and researchers from the Foundation Center. Both the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and the Fundraising Resource Center print collection are available only at the Central Library. For more information call 386-4636.
A searchable database of private foundations and religious funders that are currently accepting grant proposals. Additional information includes articles and tips for the grant seeker, links to state funding, and deadlines for federal grants.
Business in Seattle
Local financing and technical help; licensing information, environmental regulations and grants from the City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development.
Business Plans Handbook
Sample business plans for entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking funding. Real-world examples of plans from a wide variety of manufacturing, retail, and service industries.
Guide to Seattle's Business License & Taxes
Find answers to many of your business license and taxes questions such as how to file a tax return, what is an admission tax, what's the difference between an "exemption" and a "deduction".
RMA eStatement Studies
Benchmark financial statements and ratios for businesses. These annual statement studies give detailed financial data for entrepreneurs and startups to plan and compare against real-world measures.
Starting a Food Business
List of agencies to contact when starting a food business. From Public Health, Seattle and King County.
Research statistics, data, and related information for business. Includes information on industries, markets, consumer habits, and more.