Business & Finance Resource Guide

Bank Rate
Free, objective information and rate quotes for consumer bank products such as mortgage rates, home loans, credit cards, CDs, auto loans, home equity loans and moreBetter Business Bureau of Rhode Island
The organization’s primary function is to provide consumers with timely and useful information about businesses operating in the Rhode Island marketplace.  They also help consumers resolve disputes with businesses through mediation.

Big Charts
Interactive online charting service giving free and unlimited access to charts, reports, indicators, and quotes on 22,700 US stocks, mutual funds, and major market indices.
A great place to look up historical stock quotes.

Business Statistics
Useful financial ratios, business statistics & benchmarks. Effective, understandable analysis of businesses & industries.

Bloomberg is among the the top five most-trafficked financial sites on the Web. It is an information-services, news and media company that provides business and financial professionals with the tools and data they need on a single, all-inclusive platform.

Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC company financial information.  Find annual reports, quarterly filings, and other data on publicly traded companies. Global company data too.

Hoover’s online offers company information with detailed business reports and industry profiles.

Offers investment research covering stocks, mutual funds and college savings plans.

Motley Fool
Investing information and the latest business and personal finance news. Updated hourly.

Newport Chamber of Commerce
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is one of Rhode Island’s largest business advocacy organizations formed to enhance the business, civic and economic vitality of Newport County and greater Rhode Island.  A not-for-profit organization owned and operated by local business leaders

Providence Business News
Local and regional business news.  Also links to the Providence Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the annual compilation of more than 70 diverse lists and the top companies in those respective fields.

Rhode Island Office of Economic Development
Directories of RI companies, a summary of Rhode Island business incentives, lists of major employers, and relocation information. Also find links to the state’s purchasing division, population projections, Census data and other helpful information.

Rhode Island Labor Market Information
Economic indicators and labor market information are available for long range planning

Rhode Island Secretary of State
Business corporations, professional service corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and producers’ and consumers’ cooperatives are formed in Rhode Island by filing with the Business Section of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Small Business Administration
This government agency aids, counsels, assists, and protects the interests of small businesses and also helps businesses and families recover from economic and other disasters.