Research Guides: New Jersey Small Business

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  • Business, Economics
  • Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Reports
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation or abstract information only
  • Publications include American Economic Review, Economist, Financial Times, Journal of Economic Literature, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wall Street Journal, and many more
  • ProQuest search interface

Business Source Elite Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Business, Economics
  • Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Magazines, Reports,
  • Many full-text articles; some articles have citation information only
  • EBSCOHost search interface

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Some full text available
  • Multidisciplinary
  • U.S. & International Newspapers, Magazines, State & Federal Cases, Company Reports, Country Information
  • All Full-text
  • Publications include Business World, The Guardian, The Independent, New York Times, Moscow News, Wall Street Journal Abstracts, and many more
  • Coverage from 1980 to present

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  • Business
  • Directories, Government Publications, Newspapers, Reports
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  • Most current information 


Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
Print Location: HF5353.E9
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Management
Print Location: HD30.15.E49 2000
Reference Collection
Encyclopedia of Small Business
Print Location: HD62.7 .H553 2002
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Handbooks & Guides

American Salaries and Wages Survey
Print Location: HD4973.A67
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Business Plans Handbook
Print Location: HD62.7.B865
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Franchise and Business Opportunities
Print Location: HF5429.235.U5c34 2002

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data
Print Location: HD8051.A63
Reference Collection
Harris New Jersey Manufacturers Directory
Print Location: HF5065.N5 H37

History of Wages in the United States from Colonial Times to 1928
Print Location: HD8051.A62

How to Start a Business in the State of New Jersey
Print Location: HD62.5.N68 2005

New Jersey Business Source Book
Print Location: HF5065.N5 N43
Reference Collection
New Jersey Snapshots
Print Location: HA521.N587

NJ Municipal Data Book
Print Location: HT123.5.N5 N53
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Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics
Print Location: HA203 .S66 1997
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Starting and Managing your own Business in New Jersey
Print Location: HD62.7.S72
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"Where do I start?"
Source: U.S. Trademark Electronic Application System
Explains the basics of what a trademark, patent, and acopyright are and how to apply for them.
Better Business Bureau of New Jersey
Source: Better Business Bureau of New Jersey
The BBB's Core Services include Business Reliability Reports; Dispute Resolution, Truth-in-Advertising, Consumer and Business Education, and Charity Review
BizMove Business Guides
Source: BizMove
A comprehensive free resource of Small Business Management Information packed with dozens of guides, tools and ideas
Business Owner's Toolkit
Source: BizFilings
Answers to business, tax, and legal questions and practical tips to help you stay in compliance with the law
Business Owners’ Idea Café
Source: IdeaCafe
Small Business ideas for starting a business, marketing, financing, grants, work at home & internet ecommerce.
Business Week Online – Small Business
Source: Bloomberg Business Week Online
Articles, advice, and tools for small businesses.
Source: U.S. Government
Information on starting or growing a business, accessing financing, and exporting. Looking forward, the more federal agencies continue to add resources to BusinessUSA to encompass the full range of business programs and services, the more we will be able to reduce the confusing array of websites that exist today.
County Business Patterns
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.
DOL Forms
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
These are the most frequently requested Department of Labor forms. You can complete some forms online, while you can download and print all others.
Employer Identification Numbers
Source: U.S. Internal Revenue Service
This site is used to apply for and verify an Employer Identification Number (EIN) which is used to identify a business entity.
Entrepreneur Magazine's Start-up Kits
Source: Entrepreneur Magazine
These are excerpts from the business start up guides published by Entrepreneur Magazine. If you see one that is of interest to you, please be aware that we have a large collection of these guides here in the RVCC Library. There is no need to purchase the "full" guide from this web site.
Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information
Source:  Library of Congress
Digital edition of the 4th edition of The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information
Fair Labor Standards Act
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Provides are overview of the act as well as Compliance Assistance Materials and other information.
First Step Employment Law Advisor
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Helps employers determine which major federal employment laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) apply to their business or organization, what recordkeeping and reporting requirements they must comply with, and which posters they need to post.
Information for Small Businesses
Source: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
This page provides shortcuts to information for smaller companies on their legal obligations when they sell securities and on their financial and other reporting obligations when their securities are publicly traded.
IRS Forms
Source: U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Frequently download forms available as PDFs.
New Jersey - Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Source: SCORE
SCORE is a nonprofit organization that provides a public service to America by offering small business advice and training by 10,500 working/retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders with more than 600 business skills.
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Promotes a vibrant business environment and economic prosperity through vision, expertise and innovative solutions
New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
Source:  NJSBDC
Offers free counseling, affordable training and information services to assist small businesses and prospective entrepreneurs.
Source: Journal Multimedia
Designed to be a one stop portal for NJ business news, it also has a directory of New Jersey businesses.
NYC Small Business Resource Center
Source: NY Public Library links business owners to events, information, & tools to help growing businesses.
Patent Forms
Source: U.S. Trademark Electronic Application System
Patent applications available online.
Riley Guide: Steps in Starting Your Own Business
Source: Riley Guide
Founded in 1994 by a university librarian, Margaret F. Dikel (formerly Margaret Riley), The Riley Guide is the Web's premier gateway to job, career, and education information sources available online.

State of New Jersey Business Sources
Source:  State of New Jersey
Extensive information on financial assistance, technical support, state demographics and statistics, county economic development, and local chambers of commerce
Trademark Electronic Application System
Source: U.S. Trademark Electronic Application System
Access to the Trademark Application system online.
U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Statistical information on U.S. population, health, education, labor force, income, construction and housing.
U.S. Department of Labor
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Information about compliance, disability resrouces, funding opportunities, health plans, whistleblowing, and much more. Searchable by topic, audience, location, and agency.
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Source: U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Information on filing tax retrns, payments, refunds, credit & deductions, and more.
U.S. SBA Regulatory Alerts for Small Business
Source: U.S. Small Business Administration
Lists documents published in the Federal Register and open for comment that may significantly affect small businesses.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Source: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Information on commisioners, strategic plans, laws, and budget reports.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Source: U.S. Small Business Administration
Information on starting and managing a small business, finding loans and grants, contracting, and finding local assistance.
U.S. Trademark FAQ
Source: U.S. Trademark Electronic Application System
An FAQ providing answer to common questions during and about the application process.
Wall Street Journal Small Business Page
Source: Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal's small business team breaks news and delivers features on entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing small businesses. From start-up financing to selling a business, we cover the emerging trends and major issues, in print and online.
Yahoo! Small Business
Source: Yahoo!
Portal for many useful small business related sites with a wide variety of topics.


National Association for Female Executives
The largest business-women's association in the United States.
National Association for the Self-Employed
Representing more than 320,00 small-business owners, the association obtains lower prices for goods and services for its members by banding together.
National Business Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and educating the small business community and the self-employed, monitoring legislation in Washington D.C., providing updates and information on current issues and trends facing the small business community, and providing vital support programs, cost, and timesaving products and services for their membership.
National Federation of Independent Business
Nation's largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses.
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
A national organization focused on the development of small business and entrepreneurship.


American Incomes: demographics of who has money
Print Location: HC110.I5 R87 2005
Reference Collection
Business Statistics of the United States
Print Location: HC101.A13122
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Demographics of the U.S.: Trends and Projections
Print Location: HB849.49.R875 2000
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Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What
Print Location: HC110.C6 A666 2003
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Market Share Reporter
Print Location: HF1040.9.G2
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MSA Profile
Print Location: HC106.8 .M47
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Regional Markets: The Demographics of Growth and Decline
Print Location: HA214 .E94 1999
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Sourcebook of County Demographics
Print Location: HA203.S672 1997
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Statistical Portrait of the United States: Social Conditions and Trends
Print Location: HA214.S73 2002
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Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide
Print Location: G1019.R22
Atlas Stand
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