Sometimes venture capital can be a little intimidating. It’s hard to know where to start and whom to approach. And it can be hard to cut through the noise in order to reach investors. This application aims to help by aggregating biographical, and other basic information on many of the venture investors located in the US. A simple search can take you one step closer … [ Read more ]


BizMiner provides fee-based industry analysis on 16,000 lines of business in over 3,000 US locations – perfect for business plans, marketing research, benchmarking and valuations.

First Research

First Research delivers critical knowledge sales tools to equip sales and marketing professionals with the targeted understanding needed to engage key prospects and deepen customer relationships.

Our Industry Profiles are designed to deliver the industry knowledge and industry analysis that generates an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing your prospects and customers. Our easy-to-use, easy-to-comprehend Industry Profiles and market research give you an advantage over … [ Read more ]

U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library

Find a wealth of useful market research on this site. Search fields include:
Report Type

Online Bibliography of Military Leadership

This site provides over 4,000 references on leadership, particularly but not limited to military leadership. It is intended to be of use to those doing research on military leadership or leadership in general.

Editor’s Note: keep in mind this is a bibliography – there is nothing you can read directly on the site to learn about leadership, merely references to good sources to read…


Bond information is notoriously difficult to obtain, but Bondsonline a good source. It includes up to date quotes, a discussion of the types of bonds, spread information, and much more. A great resource. [ Annotation]

Online Publisher

Founded in June 2001 by some of the Internet’s leading content brands, the Online Publishers Association (OPA) is an industry trade organization dedicated to representing high-quality online publishers to the advertising community, the press, the government and the public. This is an exciting find for online publishers and advertisers. In particular, there is a new white paper report available at the site on Internet audience … [ Read more ]

Ad Age Data Center

The Ad Age DataCenter provides exclusive advertising and marketing industry data compiled by the Ad Age Research Department. This constantly updated collection includes more than 600 separate charts arranged in the four major categories:
– Marketers
– Media
– Agencies
– Salary Surveys

VerticalResponse iBuilder Postcard

Want to get the word out about a new product or service? Postcard marketing is hot. At VerticalResponse, you can create and send printed postcards via First-Class mail right from your desktop. An easy-to-use tool guides you through the process, from choosing artwork (you can also upload your own) to writing your message. Once complete, you view your print-ready masterpiece as a PDF so you … [ Read more ]

Advertising World

This site, maintained by the University of Texas, claims to be the most extensive collection of advertising-related links on the Web.


With all the self-service resources available to direct marketers online, there’s no reason to ever leave your desk again. At MailersClub, you can design and order everything from postcards and self-mailers to a mailing list of targeted prospects. Digital printing technology eliminates the need for minimum quantities and set-up charges, which is a real cost-savings that technology has brought to the DM marketplace. After your … [ Read more ]

Country & Industry Surveys on

The Financial Times publishes approximately 240 surveys annually. Topics include financial markets, global industries, business management and developed and emerging countries. These are overview surveys written by FT reporters, not pages and pages of statistics. A PDF of all surveys published since 1994 is also available.

The e-Learning Jump Page

This is probably the most complete web site devoted exclusively to e-Learning, that also professes to use the internet as the delivery channel. You’ll find lots of useful e-learning information on related web links, conferences, press releases, articles, research topics, reference sources, and organizations. [Babson Insight Annotation]

Direct Marketing Tips From the Pros

If you like your DM info in quick, easy-to-digest bites, check out “Direct Marketing Tips From the Pros,” a compilation brought to you by MAILERS Software, a direct mail and marketing solutions provider. You’ll find tips on advertising, catalogs, copywriting, direct marketing, email, mailing and more. For example, a limited time offer can often move the skeptic and procrastinator from prospect to customer. While at … [ Read more ]

Direct Marketing Association (The DMA)

Founded in 1917, the Direct Marketing Association (The DMA) is the oldest and largest trade association for users and suppliers in the direct, database and interactive marketing field. The site offers a industry news, research & statistics, an events calendar, white papers, an online bookstore, and a yellow pages services locator. Additionally, members can take advantage of the Job Bank, the Member Company … [ Read more ]


Not really business related, but this is a terrific search engine for finding museum-quality fine art on the Internet. This site has compiled a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. Do a keyword search or browse by movement, medium, subject, nationality, or name.


Resources for 25 Industries Industry Center’s impressive Industry Center contains “in-depth and updated” profiles, news, and events for over 50 industries. The industries are organized in alphabetical order. Clicking on the title of each industry gives a basic overview of the related resources. For example, the Aerospace and Defense category includes a directory of aerospace and defense business Websites, breaking news, and industry resources. All resources are complete with pithy … [ Read more ]