Free Business Resources TLA 2012

At bizologie free business resources are our specialty. Here are 24 of of my favorites that I will be highlighting at the 2012 Texas Library Association Conference:

Google Finance: Current, but most importantly, historical stock prices by day up to 35 years

CPI Inflation Calculator: From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, what was the dollar worth

Investopedia: Finance education - dictionary, calculators, tutorials, videos

CIA World Factbook: Statistics on population, GDP, and more, plus maps

Worldometers: Live statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health

U.S. Commercial Service: Trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries that help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets

Corruption Perception Index:  Visual representation of corruption by country

Compete: Web traffic statistics

comScore: The press release page offers charts, graphs, and data on consumer and market trends for digital technologies and Internet web site market share rankings

BatchGeo: Make maps from a list of multiple locations, use addresses or zip codes

VisualBee Plugin: 50 free templates for PowerPoint, you put in text and then VisualBee does the design

LiveLoop Plugin: Real-time collaboration in PowerPoint. Sign up to test in private beta

Prezi: Cloud-based presentation software that is cross between whiteboard and slides

Zanran:  Numerical search – find data and statistics

FindThatFile:  Searches FTP sites and repositories

GMA: Grocery Manufacturers Association shopper data

Digital Music News: iTunes top 100, biggest movers, top ipad music apps

Box Office Mojo:  Tracks US and  international movie sales

EMPORIS: Commercial Real Estate Information by city, tallest buildings

Trade show News Network:  Tradeshow directory

The Official Board: Organizational Charts for the world's 30,000 largest corporations

Clinical Clinical trials directory

American Pet Products Association: Statistics on pet ownership

In 2010 I highlighted more free resources and those are just as relevant today!