Useful Links

Business Reference Sites

ReferenceUSA.com is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries and is continually enhanced based upon suggestions from librarians and library patrons. The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 13 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.

Bizstats.com gives Financial Benchmarks on your industry and your competitors.

Business.gov guides you through the maze of US government rules and regulations and provides access to services and resources to help you start, grow, and succeed in business.

sba.gov is the small business development association web site that has a lot of information on government programs and assistance for small businesses.

hoovers.com : This is for information on companies and the corporate leadership

dogpile.com/ one of the easiest for general searches.

user.zoominfo.com : This is the for finding published (newspaper, magazine, etc) information about company owners and leaders

ixquick.com/ one of the most comprehensive multi-language sources

Wallstreetjournal.com small business section has a lot of useful information for small businesses.

800ceoread.com/ great as a business publication resource.  The Top books and publications on the market with a brief discussion on each one.

entreworld.org is a good resources site for business owners/blog format

allbusiness.com is a portal for business owners with a lot of good information and newsletters.

Salary.com great source for benchmarking salaries

paloalto.com: business plan pro software - excellent for developing business plans

gmarketing.com/tactics/weekly.html Guerrilla Marketing Articles - lots of ideas

quickmba.com/ Business reference info

bplans.com/samples/index.cfm?s=bp&affiliate=jaorg Legal Forms by state

smallbusiness.findlaw.com/business-structures/business-structures-qui

zipinfo.com/search/zipcode.htm Zip code, city, county, time zone, etc. lookup
Business Skills Articles

pdma.org/ New Product Development site.

12manage.com/index.html Management Methods, Tools Models & Theory

247coaching.com/ Teleclasses from top business coaches around the world

mbendi.com/ Top mining, energy, travel and trade websites.

summary.com Executive Book summaries

bplan.com Business Plans and a lot more

manager-tool.com Management tool site

teconline.com/www/bestpractices/default.asp.  Good articles about a range of best practices

bls.gov U.S Department of labor & Statistics

thekeenegroup.com/ Management Labor Relations site

acinet.org/acinet/jobwrite_search.asp Job Description Writer

freelegalforms.net Free Legal Forms

earth.google.com/ See a photo of every square inch of planet Earth!

quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.htmlU.S. Census Bureau site with census demographic data sliced and diced every which way imaginable.

census.gov/ This is the U.S. Census Bureau's main site with all the most current statistical data on business, individuals and employment.

ccr.gov/ This is the Central Contractor Registration for anyone wanting to do business with the U.S. Government, or locate a business who is already a supplier to the government.

mindtools.com/ Mind Tools is a free site with valuable training on a wide variety of functions from time management, to personnel, to effective leadership, etc.

profusion.com/index.htm Profusion is the scientists search engine.  It uses a wide variety of multiple engines simultaneously to come up with the best and fastest data available on the net.

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