Business, Consumer & Investment Information
The links below are to external websites that are not affiliated with Rockwall County. They are provided for your convenience. We have not reviewed or approved all of the content at these sites. Never share your personal information over an unfamiliar site.
- Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) Use your library card to log in to this quality subscription database of residential and business information.
- Texshare databases include EBSCO Enhanced Business Research and Regional Business News and hundreds more. Ask at the library front desk for the password to access this quality reference information from home, using the library's subscription.
- D&B Hoovers business directory information and media reports
- Thomas Register directory of manufacturers and distributors
- SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR) free full text online
- Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
- CNN Money
- NAICS--North American Industry Classification System (replaces SIC codes, includes comparison tables)
- US Census Data
- Big Charts Investment Charting and Research
- Best's Market Segment Outlooks
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- SBA Grant Resources (Compiled by the SBA)
- Manufacturing.Net news, trends, and opinions affecting the manufacturing landscape.
- Bplans.com Free sample business plans by LivePlan.
- SCORE.org free mentoring to help small businesses grow.
Local Business Links (Texas)
- Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center - Serving Dallas and Rockwall County
- Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce
- Rockwall Economic Development Corporation
- Starting a Business in Texas
- Houston Chronicle Small Business articles
- North Texas Small Business Development Center
- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
- Texas State Business Guides and Resources
- Texas Secretary of State on Business
- Small Business at USA.gov
- Business.com includes directory listings, guides, and comparison tools. Good for B2B.
- Manta.com includes company profiles with an emphasis upon small business.
- Consumer Reports Online Ask at the reference desk for login info for this detailed subscription resource.
- Automobile Buying and Pricing Guides:
- Free Annual Credit Reports
- Credit Report Information from the Federal Trade Commission
- Consumer Price Index
- US GPO Consumer Information Center
- Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls and Product Alerts
- Snopes Fact Checks Information on common internet scams and hoaxes.
- Hoax Slayer
- Truth or Fiction
- Better Business Bureau (check out a charity or business by name, street address, phone number or web site address)