This site is full of information for entrepreneurs, with feature articles, links to other sites and a free e-mail newsletter. The Biz Info Center helps you find people and businesses, office equipment, aids with making travel plans and offers tips on locating top-notch employees.
This is AT&T's online guide to telecommuting. It includes an introduction to telecommuting and sections for companies, managers and employees. The section for companies has sample teleworker agreements and a description of how to put together a pilot program.
The site has a library of articles about telecommuting that cover topics from how to design the home office to types of Internet connections. It also offers examples of how AT&T telecommuting projects work and a calculator to figure out how much air pollution can be eliminated by telecommuting.
Claritas is a provider of marketing information and solutions to companies in the media, telecommunications, retail, financial services, restaurant and automotive industries. While most of the information is geared toward selling Claritas services, the site also includes a feature that allows the user to analyze individual ZIP codes for demographic characteristics.
Built with 1990 U.S. Census data, current-year demographics and data from millions of consumer purchase records, the PRIZM ZIP Code Look-up Program contains 62 clusters across 15 social groups -- from the affluent executives of "Blue Blood Estates" to the remote rural families of "Blue Highways." Each query reveals the top five groups within a ZIP code.
Despite its name, www.dismal.com is an engaging site that provides a wide variety of economic information and insight. It includes articles that cite slowing recreational vehicle sales as a harbinger of a slowing of the economy and articles that warn political leaders of the need to counter antitrade tendencies.
It offers a bevy of calculators that measure everything from capital equipment costs to future inflation. Get GDPs for the major economies or detailed economic information for individual states and metropolitan statistical areas. You'll also find a glossary of economic terms and up-to-date key economic indicators, such as consumer confidence, employment cost index and factory orders.