Online Articles Add Value
Banister Financial, Inc.’s site offers articles from Fair Value, the company’s business valuation newsletter. Click on the article library banner for such topics as family limited partnership valuations, employee stock ownership plans and key business valuation trends.
A Source for Resources
The Institute of Business Appraisers’ site has many resources even nonmembers will find useful. Included is a news section with feature articles on current topics as well as a list of links to business valuation sites.
If you’re looking for an appraiser, this site has contact information for every chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). It also provides an open forum for questions and answers concerning appraisal. Grant applications for the ASA Educational Foundation are available here too.
Information on Publications
This site was created in association with Amazon.com, so you’ll find primarily books for business appraisers. You can link to search engines, free economic data and other sites with related information—appraisal associations, for example. Transaction data links are also available.
GENERAL BUSINESS SITES
A Lot of Links!
MegaFinancial.com’s sole function is to provide links to briefly described sites for financial and travel services. Such topics as commercial and offshore banks, mutual funds and investing, online stock trading, and financial planning and loans are offered under financial services. The site’s travel center includes air, land and sea information as well as links to travel agents and car rentals.
For Reference Purposes
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The U.S. Library of Congress’s site has a section called Business Reference Services, which is a great starting point for researching topics in business, technology and economics. Indexes, bibliographies and links to other Internet resources such as the LC Business Research Project Directory of Small Business Information Providers, are available as well as a search engine for the library’s online catalogs.
This site is devoted to U.S. government electronic commerce policy. Various presidential and vice-presidential reports, congressional testimony on Internet issues, meetings and discussions regarding e-commerce are listed as well as accompanying documentation, such as transcripts, press releases and government reports. Links to other government and related sites are available.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Online has posted the full text of an exposure draft, Code of Online Business Practices, which will be the BBB’s “newest self-regulation tool to provide Internet businesses with a well-respected means to foster consumer trust and confidence on the Web.” BBB Online invites comments on the draft via e-mail to BBBCode@cbbb.bbb.org .
Stats at a Glance
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At this Bureau of Labor Statistics site, a section called Economy at a Glance gives a statistical breakdown of the labor market in hours, earnings and productivity. Also included on the site are current national employment statistics and links to related programs.
More Stats at a Glance
The Federal Reserve Board posts daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual statistical releases here, along with accompanying historical data. Typical of the weekly releases provided is H.8, Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States.
Site for Thought
This site advocates creativity and innovation in firm practices. Topics include hiring tools, culture transformation and current marketplace innovations.
Links to Search Engines
This site not only offers links to various search engines but also evaluates them and lists the main features of each. Another useful feature is the site’s collection of links to Web-based directories, databases, indexes and libraries.