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Government Business Resources
NAICS and SIC Codes
"The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy."
Small Business Administration
Assistance for small businesses in the form of information, loans, guidance, and protection.
SF Planning Department Neighborhood Profiles
Information about race, education level, income, ethnicity, and housing characteristics for people living in San Francisco. Based on data from the American Community Survey (U.S. Census).
American Fact Finder
"Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information about fastest growing jobs, average pay and skills required for most careers.
Statistics of U.S. Businesses
See the number of firms, annual payroll, and total employees by state or nationally. From census data.
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (EDGAR)
See the official filings such as quarterly and annual reports from companies doing business in the U.S.
Recommended Web Sources for Business
Harvard Business review
Website of the popular business magazine geared towards business leaders.
You can get full text Forbes articles in Business Search Complete.
Business Reference Sources
Recommended websites by subject, such as advertising and marketing, tax information, or women in business. From the Library of Congress.
Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire
A digital media platform for news and reports on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Advertising Age (Ad Age)
Analysis and news on the advertising industry and current ad campaigns.
Source for determining the ease of doing business in different countries. Can search by country or by topic such as "dealing with construction permits" or "getting credit." From the World Bank.
Reports and news about media, entertainment, and consumer preferences in the U.S. and internationally.
Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541