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Moffat Library Databases: Business

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"Bloomberg is the global leader in business and financial data, news and insight. Using the power of technology, we connect the world’s decision makers to accurate information on the financial markets – and help them make faster, smarter decisions." (Requires a subscription)


Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law.

Mid Hudson News: Business News

Mid Hudson News is a local newspaper serving the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions for more than 20 years.

Times Herald Record: Business Section

The Times Herald-Record, often referred to as The Record or Middletown Record in its coverage area, is a daily newspaper published in Middletown, New York, covering the northwest suburbs of New York City.

Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Local business news from the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, a network for and supporter of businesses in the Hudson Valley region.

Business Databases

Business Resources

Small Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

SBA Learning Center

From the U.S. Small Business Administration. Over sixty different thirty-minute courses on topics in financing, government contracting, business management, marketing and starting a business.

Small Business Development Center National Clearinghouse

Helpful information including a planning checklist, naming your business, business and much more. From the SBDC National Clearinghouse which is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Build Your Knowledge and Develop Ideas

A public-private partnership of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) focused on leveraging best practices in entrepreneurial leadership to advance economic growth around the world.

Small Business Resources from Middletown Thrall Library

Middletown Thrall serves as one of the main hubs for resource and information sharing in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (of which Moffat Library is a part). Middletown Thrall has kindly collected a comprehensive set of information and official statistics relating to small businesses.

Orange County Chamber of Commerce

"The Orange County Chamber of Commerce leads the way creating and supporting an environment in which business will succeed and the qualify of life is enhanced."

Blooming Grove and Washingtonville Chamber of Commerce

Explore resources, news, and networking opportunities to help your business thrive in Blooming Grove.

Orange County Office of Economic Development

"The Orange County Office of Economic Development is the economic development tool for doing business in Orange County. This office provides "one stop shopping" assistance for the business community looking for state or federal incentive programs that would assist in the startup, expansion or the retaining of the business for Orange County." Formerly Orange County Office of Business Assistance.

Council of Industry of Southeastern New York

"The Council of Industry has been the manufacturer’s association for the Hudson Valley since 1910. We are a privately funded not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the success of our member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the success of the Hudson Valley Community."

Industrial Development Agency: Orange County Industrial Accelerator

"The Accelerator is a certified New York State business incubator, strategically located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, with a mission to assist manufacturing-based businesses. The Mid-Hudson Valley is a region rich with niche market businesses, artisan production and visionary entrepreneurs."

Empire State Development: Mid Hudson Region

The Mid-Hudson regional office works hand-in-hand with new and existing businesses to help identify program funding to support business growth and expansion. Explore the wide range of economic development programs that are available for building new facilities, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce and entering new markets and international arenas.

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

"Pattern for Progress is a non-profit, public policy research and planning institute. Pattern was founded in 1965 by leaders from the public and private sectors, and now serves a nine-county region: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester."

World Bank Open Data

The World Bank provides free and easy access to collections of national economic statistics and international trendlines and forecasting in order to better serve its mission of eliminating poverty around the world.

BizStats: Business Statistics

BizStats is the home of free, accurate business statistics – well organized and easy to access.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Consumer Expenditure Survey

The Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) program provides data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics of consumers in the United States.

Securities and Exchange Commission: EDGAR Search

The SEC requires periodic reports from most foreign and domestic companies. Anyone may use EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) in order to better understand the prospects and activities of public companies.

New York Department of Labor: Labor Statistics for the Hudson Valley Region

Up-to-date employment, wage, and sector data from the New York Department of Labor.

IMF Data

The International Monetary Fund publishes a variety of economic data including macroeconomic forecasts, trade flows, levels of direct investment, governmental debt, and inflation.

Country Commercial Guides is a project of the Commerce Department that provides assistance and reliable information to American companies doing business abroad. Its collection of Country Commercial Guides provides an overview of current economic conditions in over 125 countries as well as links to State Department fact sheets on the political situation and bilateral relations of foreign countries.

What is a "Nonprofit"?

The National Council of Nonprofits provides essential information about American nonprofit organizations, including their definition, special tax status, economic impact, and key statistics.

Charity Navigator

Since 2001, Charity Navigator has served as a preeminent evaluator of national charities. Basing their analyses on both a charity's financial health and accountability, Charity Navigator works to provide an unbiased assessment of the goals, impact, and efficiency of charities so that donors can make intelligent decisions about their giving.


Investopedia is a free online encyclopedia specializing in fiscal, stock market, economic, and personal finance concepts. It provides a host of educational resources, including a stock market simulator, which allows users to invest and track hypothetical sums of money.


MarketWatch is an American financial information website that provides business news and analysis, stock market data, and personal finance advice. It is part of the Dow Jones organization which also owns The Wall Street Journal and Barron's.

American Association of Franchisees and Dealers

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) acts to educate the public regarding fair franchise practices, quality franchise opportunities, and to expose the unethical practices that have too long existed in the franchising community. Topics include Market Support, Legal and Franchise Support, and Legislative Support.

International Franchise Association

The IFA advocates on behalf of franchisers and franchisees by providing educational and political resources, connecting members of franchise opportunities, and developing best practices for ensuring the success of the franchise relationship.

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