Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Business at Lake County Public Library

It's a new year and I'd like to introduce a website new to me. If you are planning to go international with your business this year or would just like to see economies around the world, browse this website.

Mapping the Business Environment

Business Planet maps online databases of the World Bank Group that support private sector-led growth and financial market development in developing countries. The map is powered by Google Maps but Business Planet adds the disclaimer that country borders or names are not necessarily reflective of the World Bank Group's official position.

Click on the Doing Business link and take a trip around the world to discover how easy (or difficult) it is to do business in 181 countries.

If you click on a color marker, you will learn more about each economy, such as getting construction permits, getting credit, paying taxes, employing workers, trading across borders, and much more.

Data profile(from website):
-Year: 2008
-Ecomomies: 181
-Objective: Provide objective measures of business regulations and their
-Source: Doing Business

For more information on Business Plans, Marketing and the library's Business Databases, contact the reference department at 219.769.3541 and make an appointment today.

See more information about the Lake County (IN) Public Library & its services to business at http://www.lcplin.org/research/businesslines.htm