Reference Sources


Association for Corporate Growth – an international business organization dedicated to fostering strategic corporate growth and development.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants.
Institute of Management Accountants – the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering management accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance.
National Association of Small Business Investment Companies – the professional association for the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) industry and the oldest continuously operating organization of venture capitalists in the world.
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – one of the largest accounting organization in the nation.
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants – a voluntary association of CPAs and associate members in public practice, industry, government, and education.


Bloomberg Business Week –  the current issue of the magazine and a searchable archive of articles.
D & B Information Services – commercial business background reports.
EDGAR - the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval filings of corporate information for publicly traded companies.
Freedonia – prepares detailed industry reports, forecasts, trend analysis and competitive intelligence insights.
Hoovers – a searchable database of information on over 65 million companies. - listings of business buyers, sellers and professional advisors.
Manta – provides detailed information on small businesses located throughout the United States.
McKinsey Quarterly – latest thinking on management, strategy and finance.
Morningstar – provides detailed analysis of publicly traded companies and mutual funds.
Newspaper Links – links to local newspaper websites throughout the United States
NVST – a source for private investment opportunities.
The New York Times – current edition and searchable database of past articles.
The Wall Street Journal – current edition and searchable database of past articles.
Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory - details of venture capital and private equity executives with their specific areas of responsibility.
ThomasNet - provides sourcing information for industrial products and services offered by U.S. and Canadian companies.
U.S. Federal Government Agencies - a directory listing current agencies of the U. S. Federal Government.
United States Patent and Trademark Office – searchable database of patents and trademarks
U.S. Small Business Administration- provides aid, counsel, assistance in starting-up, financing and expanding small businesses.
Ward’s business Directory - provides detailed information on 112,000 public and private companies, including full contact details, rankings and analysis.
zapdata - provides access to D&B’s database of almost 16 million company records.