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Research Business


Reference USA

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Conduct valuable business and consumer research by accessing information about over 14 million companies and 102 million U.S. residents.




Business Insights
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Access company profiles, business rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, business periodicals and more.

Gale small business builder


Gale Small Business Builder

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A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. This guided approach to business planning focuses on five areas: entrepreneur assessment, business ideation, break-even analysis, business plans and financial projections.


Value Line Investment Survey
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Includes the content found in the Investment Survey + Small/Mid Cap.
Starting a Business

Suffolk County Government: Starting a Business

Stony Brook Small Business Development Center

SBA How to Write a Business Plan

SBA Small Business Plan Builder

Entrepreneur Magazine Business Plan Guide Franchise Page

  Demographics Now

US Census Business and Industry

Small Business Snapshots


Do you need to obtain a license?

OPAL-New York State's Online Permit Assistance and Licensing

New York State Education Department: Office of Professions

Help for Your Business

If you have a specific question and you are unsure of who to call, start with one of these agencies:


Suffolk County Department of Economic Development

100 Veterans Memorial Highway

Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 853-4800

(800) 762-GROW

  New York State Empire State Development Corporation

150 Motor Parkway, Suite 311

Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 435-0717