Business & Investing

Helena Business Resources
Helena Business License
Access the information and forms you need to apply for a business license.

General Business & Investing Resources
Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Find employment and labor market statistics, economic information, and the consumer price index.

Business Source Elite
This powerful database provides full-text coverage for more than 1,110 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals. This resource contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal).

FREDMontana
Financial Resource Education Database in Montana provides reliable, comprehensive financial education resources on topics including financial planning, credit repair, retirement, and more.

Gale Directory Library
The Gale Directory Library hosts a variety of directory products that particular libraries can choose from. Use it to search, sort, and export information both from current directory editions as well as prior editions that are maintained as searchable back files. Multiple directories can be cross-searched or users can mine individual directories for the particular kinds of data they contain, such as financial information for companies, circulation figures for publications, and much more.

Montana Economy at a Glance
View current and archived magazine issues plus podcasts from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Access Morningstar Investment Research Center from outside the library (library account required)
Morningstar provides investment research, including stock and fund analysis, reports, and tools, as well as company, investing, and financial news.

Regional Business News
This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

Small Business Administration
A U.S. government website that provides information on starting a business, finding and managing loans and grants, contracting, and more.

Thomas Register
Find manufacturers, distributors, and service providers from actuators to zirconium and everything in between. This site Includes 67,000 searchable categories, downloadable CAD drawings, and breaking industrial news and information.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Search patents and trademarks, research patent law, and access patent and trademark forms.