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Rural Development Venture Capital A Vision for the Future of Rural Developmental Venture Capital, an article by L. Ray Moncrief and Grady S. Vanderhoofven, Fund Managers for Meritus Ventures.  This is an article in the Community Development Investment Review, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; December 2006.
http://www.annualreportservice.com/ Annual reports online
http://www.capitalgrowth.com A monthly news letter that has news and info about private equity markets and growth company financing
http://www.cdvca.org/ Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
http://entrepreneur.com/ The website of Entrepreneur magazine
http://www.entreworld.org/ Resource for entrepreneurs
http://www.freeedgar.com/ U. S. SEC filings
http://www.hoovers.com  Corporate profiles of U. S. publicy traded companies;a valuable feature within this source is the access to information on companies - competitors
http://www.investopedia.com/ A comprehensive financial encyclopedia on the Web. Tutorials on nearly every aspect of the market, weekly educational articles on numerous subjects, and an index of frequently asked investing questions
http://www.investorwords.com/ A comprehensive financial glossary
http://www.nvca.org/ National Association of Small Business Investment Companies
http://www.nvca.org/ National Venture Capital Association, representing the Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry
http://www.privateequity.com/ Resources for the private equity industry
http://www.venturesource.com/ A comprehensive and up-to-date database of focused research on the venture capital industry
http://www.vfinance.com/ Resource library

General Business

http://www.business.com/ A search engine for business research
http://www.census.gov/ Statistical information provided by the U. S. government
http://www.delphion.com/ Search site for US patent database
http://www.dnb.com/us/ Dun & Bradstreet has the world's largest business data base
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/ Free patent searching online
http://www.inc.com/ The website for Inc. magazine
http://www.pwcglobal.com/ Links to PricewaterhouseCoopers; provides a range of professional services to companies and individuals in industries across the globe
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ Links to the U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development home page
http://www.sba.gov/ Links to the U. S. Small Business Administration
http://tannedfeet.com/ Basic information on legal, financial, and management issues that are typical for business start-ups
http://www.tscentral.com/ Tradeshows and seminars
http://www.uspto.gov/ U. S. patents and trademarks

Technology and Finance Periodicals

http://www.cmp.com/ Links to metropolitan business journals
http://www.business20.com/ Contains archives and current issue of Business 2.0 magazine
http://www.cmp.com Links to CMP Publications periodicals, including Internet Week, Windows, LAN Times, Data Communications, tele.com, and others
http://www.corante.com/ A news service that focuses on technology and stories of common interest to entrpreneurs and executives
http://www.factiva.com/ Provides access to all Dow Jones publications (e.g. WSJ, Barron, Forbes, Business Week, etc.)
http://www.fastcompany.com/ Contains archives of the magazine as well as excerpts from the current issue
http://www.fis.dowjones.com/products/pe.html Dow Jones Financial Information Services
http://www.idg.com/ Links to IDG Publications periodicals including Computerword, PC World, Network World, Mac World, etc.
http://online.wsj.com/small-business
Wall Street Journal's center for entrepreneurs
http://www.redherring.com/ Contains archives of Red Herring magazine, a finance oriented technology periodical; half of each issue is dedicated to in depth coverage of a sector of high tech
http://www.techguide.com/ On-line tutorial for a number of relevant technologies
http://www.wired.com
Contains archives of Wired magaine, a communications and software periodical; contains briefs and in-depth articles on leading edge technology developments
http://www.zdnet.com Links to Ziff Davis publications, including: PC Magazine, PC Week, PC Computing, Inter@ctive Week, etc.
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