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  • Worldclass Supersite - Link-by-link commentary over 1000 business related sites from 70 countries. Mike Kuiack, Barbie Wu Mike Kuiack & Associates' Worldclass 802-1200 Alberni St. Vancouver, Canada V6E 2A6 Tel. 604-689-7107
  • - Searchable "Yahoo" style directory of links... but linked only to content pages...
  • - Searchable directory of links, newsletter (, P.O. Box 35140 Syracuse New York 13235, U.S.A. (315) 637-5539,,,,,
  • - Searchable "Yahoo" style directory of links
  • - Just an excellent resource with hundreds of well organized and well thought out content pages... though its really best suited to small business needs as opposed to the needs of larger enterprises.
  • - Searchable "Yahoo" style directory of links sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce. Includes downloadable documents and lots of information on how to start a business. 1615 H Street NW, Suite #457 - Washington, DC 20062-2000 Phone: 1-888-948-1429,
  • - A search engine that accepts queries in the form of questions.
  • All Network - Links to news, information, reference, employment opportunities, etc.
  • FastCeo - Searchable directory of links. Includes sections Business&Res. News&Info, Office Tools, Shopping, Career, Show Biz, Music, Software, Home, Research, Webmasters, Internet, Directories, Finance, Net Services, CycleQuotes, A/V, Games, Family Fun, Zines,
  • - Searchable "Yahoo" style directory of links... has internal site search and well as a search field for
  • Wall Street Executive Library - Interesting directory of useful links... not all that many of the links are business sites... but useful for general research.
  • - An on-line community for information professionals (people whose primary responsibility is the collection, management and dissemination of information) includes links, vendor directory, researcher directory, etc.
  • - "Performance Management Information" Aggregates content from over 200 leading organizations including Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, The McKinsey Quarterly, and University of Pennsylvania's Knowledge@Wharton. Topic areas include: Scorecard, Cost Management, Planning and Budgeting, Value Chain, Business Intelligence, CRM, Process Management, Six Sigma, Sales / Marketing, Analytics, Enterprise Management, Collaborative Strategies, Government, Excellence. 16100 N.W. Cornell Road Suite 200 Beaverton, Oregon 97006, 503.531.5600,
  • - Contains over 35,000 articles from more than 100 management journals, complete with full text archives back to 1994. Contains over 138,000 independent reviews of articles taken from the world’s leading management publications, covering the major management disciplines. (EmeraldInsight sponsors the site and publishes the world's widest range of management and library & information services journals) 60/62 Toller Lane Bradford England BD8 9BY tel. +44 (0)1274 777700 fax. +44 (0)1274 785200 e-mail:,
  • Ravenwerks - Creative approaches to solving business problems. Over 40 practical articles organized into the topics of Leadership, Teamwork, Best Practices, Marketing, Customer Service and Technology. Newsletter, links, Paula Gamonal B.A. Mass Communications John F. Williams M.B.A. International Business
  • Krislyn's Strictly Business Sites - A Yahoo style directory of business links.
Analyst Reports & Financial Market Info
Business Magazines and Newspapers
International Trade
Business Databases
  • Thomas Register - More than 170,000 manufacturers with extensive company and product information. Thomas Regional Directory
  • Thomas Register of European Manufacturers - More than 185,000 manufacturers with extensive company and product information.
  • WAND - "The World's Largest Directory of Products and Services," WAND is an advanced trade directory with listings of over 60,000 products and services. Available in 16 languages, this service connects buyers and sellers from nearly 1 million companies and 165 countries. You can search by product catagory, company name, general product or service categories, or by 6-diget HS code. There's also a database of tradeshow listings, global news, country information, and check out the information about listing yourself as a buyer or seller.
  • - Joint Venture Search Engine. You can search for joint venture opportunities in Asia, America, Africa and Europe. Projects from "$250,000 to $1 billion". Its pretty good... and its free. They also have a free newsletter. Their parent site is also a good source for potential business opportunities.
  • Websters Online - Over 1,000,000 industrial and commercial products, services and brand names. Businesses are listed with company profile, including address, toll-free numbers, fax number, SIC Codes, NAICS Codes, products, brand names and web URL. Searchable by SIC codes (Federal Standard Industrial Classification Codes), NAICS Codes (North American Industrial Classification system), product or service, brand name, enter city, state/province, and country. You can access a list of SIC and NAIC codes on the site.
  • Guide to Manufacturers - A free guide to over 440,000 US manufacturers by the oldest and largest publisher of state manufacturers directories. You can can search for manufactures by product or service (in individual states or the entire U.S.)
  • Harris Info - Contains information on more than 600,000 U.S. businesses (focusing on manufacturing, high-tec and electronics). Basically lead types of info (includes branch and headquarters locations). You can buy the info in small sips online (mailing address, telemarketing information and full profiles with 35 information fields). Well worth the cost if you are approaching a company without a referal.
  • American Express B2B Directory - Information on over 500,000 U.S. businesses and services. You can search by company name, industry category, SIC code, by location and a level of data capture.
  • World Chambers - World wide chambers of commerce. You can search by continent or country for trade information and chambers of commerce.
  • Risk Management Library - Over 19,000 risk management and insurance resources. The Library covers topics such as insurance, laws and regulations, environmental engineering, and many other subjects. The newest category is Disasters, with topics on agriculture, alerts, animals, biochem, bomb threats, dam safety, counter-terrorism, etc.
  • Infospace - A good electronic yellow httpand white pages (with reverse lookup - find out who is attached to a phone number)
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