Macro

BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Bureau of Labor Statistics data

BLS self-employment tables

Business Dynamics Statistics (Census)

Statistics of U.S. Businesses (employer)

Non-employer statistics (Census)

Data releases from NBER

FED data

FRED (Federal Reserve of St. Louis)

IMF (A Historical Public Debt Database)

IRS statistics

New York Fed Consumer Credit Panel

NABE

Retail sales from Census

Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers

 

U.K.

BBA Small business support (bi-monthly data on small business lending)

BoE Credit Conditions

BoE Trends in Lending

Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions (BIS)

Office for National Statistics

UK Business Confidence Index ICAEW / Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM)

UK Consumer Confidence Index

UK house prices

 

 

Canada

Canada Consumer Confidence Index (Conference Board)

Canada mortgage finance

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Teranet National Bank National Composite House Price Index

 

 

International

OECD Stat Extracts self-employment>> Themes>Labour Force Statistics>Annual LFS>ALFS Summary tables (1)

 

Small Business News

Businessweek Small Business

CNN small business

NYT Small Business

Reuters Small Business

Wall Street Journal Small Business

 

Small Business Data

FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile (including small business loans)

FDIC Statistics of Depositary Institutions (Call Report)

NAICS codes

SIC codes

National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (SBA loans data)

NFIB Small Business Economic Trends

 

 

Small Business sites

Kauffman Foundation

National Federation of Independent Businesses

 

Blogs

Calculated Risk

Credit Slips

Keeping track of readings

Krugman

 

Finance and Banking

Financial Stability Board