The leading free online source for small business statistics. BizStats collects, analyzes, edits and adds value to public data and delivers it without cost in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format. (Ratios of labor and rent costs to revenue.
Surveys and reports on the attitudes, opinions, lifestyles of Americans. A nonpartisan fact tank that studies " U.S. politics and policy; journalism and media; internet, science and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and trends; and U.S. social and demographic trends.
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. Employment statistics dictates economic growth and solidity, as well as consumer pricing indexes. Use this resource to take the temperature of the economy to decide whether it's a good time to launch, increase marketing, or even roll out new features.
Business and industry time series/time charts.
Easy access to Economic Statistics using drop-down menus. Create tables in ASCII text and spreadsheet format. Display customizable dynamic charts.
Search engines are useful for finding information, but sometimes it is hard to wade through the bad results to get to quality information and reputable websites.
Use these tips to search Google like a pro:
Limit the domains you search. e.g. Search for government sites by puttingsite:.gov in your search. If you have a specific site in mind you can be more specific in your Google search e.g. site:nass.usda.gov
Remove commercial sites from your results by putting a minus sign in front e.g.-site:.com
Exclude words or websites you don't want with a minus sign. e.g. -site:.wikihow.com
Put quotation marks around a phrase to reduce the number of results. e.g."chewing gum"
Use OR to search for one of many options. e.g.campers OR hikers
An asterisk*is often used as a wildcard in search engines and databases e.g. camp*will search for camp, campers, camping, etc.