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Business and Investing
Company & Industry Information:


  • Business Plans
    "The one stop shop for your business plan." Offers sample business and market plans and lots more.
  • Federal Business Opportunities
    "...the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000."
  • Free Downloadable Forms
    From Office Depot, lots of free business forms
  • The Idea Village
    "Since 2000, The Idea Village has led a movement to develop New Orleans into a world-class entrepreneurial community with a mission to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in the community."
  • Kickstarter
    "Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world."
  • New Business Guide
    This publication from the Louisiana Department of Revenue is designed to guide the new business operator through the process of registering the business with state and local agencies. In PDF format.
  • Peerspectives
    "Solutions and Resources for growing your company."
  • Small Business Administration
    "The U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to providing customer-oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the entrepreneurial community." The site offers loads of information on starting, financing, and expanding a business.

Finance & Investments:

  • Dow Jones Indexes
    View the current Dow Jones averages and get access to historical averages and other Dow data.
  • Historical Quotes from BigCharts
    Enter a ticker symbol and a date (back to 1/2/1985) and get the closing quote for the stock on that day.
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • U.S. Savings Bonds
    Learn about U.S. Savings Bonds and how to buy and redeem them online via TreasuryDirect. Also includes links to information on other federal government debt instruments.

Copyright & Trademark:

Calculators & Converters:


  • InterShipper
    A universal shipping calculator. Find out who's cheapest and/or fastest with your package deliveries.
  • World Ports
    Quick links to the home pages of seaports aroung the world along with maritime news and oil industry information.

Product Information:

  • Thomas Register
    Registration required, but there is no charge, and you can use the service immediately after completing the online registration form


  • CPAdirectory
    "CPAdirectory.comô is the first comprehensive national online directory of licensed accountants on the internet."
    "The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research is the newest project by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to expand on its mission to provide economic information and data to researchers interested in the U.S. economy. On this web site you will find links to scanned images of historical economic statistical publications, releases, and documents."
  • Louisiana Board of Architectural Examiners
    Search the state roster of registered architects and more.
  • Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
    Information about the Louisiana oil and gas industry, the Gulf of Mexico and other issues from the largest trade association in Louisiana exclusively representing all aspects of the oil and gas industry.
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors
    Information on the local real estate business, including a search engine to find properties for sale throughout the area.
  • World Currency Museum
    Image gallery of thousands of images of banknotes world-wide.

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Updated 11/5/2013