When doing market research projects recently, I found and used a number of additional online resources that I have bookmarked and now use on a regular basis.  These are in addition to the more widely known sources many of us are familiar with and use regularly.

Global Edge


“Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. Partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI B grant (CIBE program), globalEDGE™ is your source for global business knowledge. ”  From the GlobalEdge website.

Business Without Borders


Business without Borders is a unique resource in the United States — an online platform for businesses expanding beyond the U.S. borders. Targeted content from Business without Borders, and content partners The Wall Street Journal, Economist Intelligence Unit, and video content from Bloomberg Master Class, address the issues and needs of growing U.S. companies, from business tools, global trends and market analysis, to case studies and sector profiles.

More than just content, Business without Borders is also a meeting place where members can develop relationships and share their experiences in being part of the global economy. Business without Borders also hosts regular, timely, events that key in on the issues affecting global trade. These events are held throughout the United States and are open to members.

Best of all, Business without Borders offers all this and more … for free.”     From the Business without Borders website.

Council for Foreign Relations


“CFR’s website is a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis and context on international events and trends. CFR.org publishes backgroundersinterviews“first-take” analysisexpert blogs, and a variety of multimedia offerings that include videospodcastsinteractive timelines, and the Emmy-winning Crisis Guide series. The site also presents the work of CFR’s Think Tank, including booksreportscongressional testimony, andop-eds, as well as audiovideo, and transcripts of CFR events. Each weekday morning, the Daily News Briefdelivers subscribers an authoritative digest of global news and analysis compiled by CFR.org’s editors.”    From the CFR website.

International Business Times


“International Business Times (IBTimes) is a growing digital global news publication that delivers international business news to an audience of over 7 million in the U.S. and 13 million people worldwide every month through its network of digital publishing platforms. IBTimes provides comprehensive content around the most important business, economic and political stories from around the world, while also adhering to other niche areas that interest global readers. It is produced in 10 country editions in 7 different languages, offering in-depth coverage that is relevant and specific to each global market. IBTimes is currently the main business unit of IBT Media.”  From the IBT website.

When you have a few minutes, take a look at these sites.

Take Care and Hey…………………….Have a Great Day !!!!