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Directories

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BUSINESS RESEARCH & REFERENCE

 

General

 
 
Small business how-to information, monthly articles on specialized topics and a long list of references to other sites of interest
 
Magazine for up-to-date business information
 
Links to various articles and websites on how to start and run a small business
 
Resources to help start, grow and succeed in business
 
Advice in many areas and business tools
 
Products, services and information to help entrepreneurs
 
From the Kauffman Foundation, starting or growing a business and articles on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur’s Search Engine offering more than 1,000 web resources for small businesses.
 
Information, products, services, and on-line tools for small businesses
 
Source of exclusive business management information for experienced senior and middle management professionals.
 
Many links to government, business and economic development resources.  Also hosts a module training program.
 
Small business advice and tools
 
Source of information and help
 
Business advice, entrepreneur, business resources
 
 

Purchasing

 
Guide to 46,000 companies
 
E-marketplace for small business purchasing
 
Find companies and products manufactured in North America
 
 

Sales & Marketing

 
Marketing resources and tips.
 
Marketing research directory
 
Business development, community facts, real estate information
 
The Markets Division helps Colorado food and agricultural companies sell their products in local, regional, national and international markets.
 
Guidelines and news, direct marketing
 
Provider of Internet statistics and reports
 
Market research, federal statistics
 
Information on all companies in USA for sales leads, also mailing lists.
 
Dictionary of day-to-day marketing terminology
 
Excellent source of marketing advice
 
Advice and upcoming events from this trade association
 
Article on seven common point of sales mistakes
 
Resource for broadcasting PR materials
 
Data on shows and conferences, including e-commerce opportunities
 
Required to sell products in retail environment, UPC
 
Population counts, maps, demographic info with links to every region in U.S.
 
Sales leads and mailing lists – company profiles, industry reports, customer-base analysis, and prospect lists.
 
 
 

Search Engines

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Technology

 
Educational Society for Resource Management — formerly American Production and Inventory Control Society – educational programs for organizational success
 
Some how-to information, especially helpful for Mac users.
 
Develop leading edge thinking and practice on contemporary business, technology, and knowledge management issues to facilitate organizational and individual performance, success, and fulfillment.
 
Grows the bioscience workforce, provides networking opportunities, educational and technical programs, creates corporate partnerships and finds investors.
 
Fosters innovation and growth for the technology industry
 
Expert financial and business volunteers whom mentor entrepreneurs working with innovative technologies.
 
Manufacturing information
 
Office templates – great business plan modelResource for broadcasting PR materials
 
The National Academies bring together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.
 
Mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
 
Publication by industry of NAICS, National Association of Industrial Classification Systems - replaces SIC
 
Federal programs that encourage small business to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
 
Innovation is a buzzword these days, and with good reason: it's emerging as one of the most important duties of management. Contains stories, articles, links and useful resources.
 
 
 

Trade Groups

 
 
 
 
Leads, research, trade shows
 
Locates business assistance
 
Small business lobbying organization
 
 
 

BUSINESS TYPES AND STRUCTURES

 

Business Start-Ups

 
Online incorporation and LLC formationSmall lobbying organization
 
Resource center for owners of new businesses
 
One-stop incorporation service company – articles of incorporation, name registration, registered agent, and compliance tools
 
Good information of starting, running or buying businesses.
 
A resource that covers the costs involved in starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur, and more.
 
 
 

Franchises

 
Franchise information and opportunities.
 
FranMarket.com & Franchise Market Magazine
FranMarket.com is the online component of Franchise Market Magazine, a national magazine being published in cooperation with SCORE®. FranMarket.com lists franchises and business opportunities that are available to aspiring entrepreneurs.
 
Broker for franchises
 
Information on over 800 franchises
 
 
 

Home-Based Business

 
Have very good links, ideas, tips and resources.
 
No cost pre-screened work at home jobs, articles, videos & scam avoidance information.
 
Magazine for work at home moms
 
Information and services for and about home-based businesses.
 
 
 

Import/Export

 
Global online marketing services for importers and exporters
 
Products and policies
 
 
 

Internet/Web-Based Business

 
Domain Name Registration, Do it Yourself source
 
For people interested in doing business on the web. Freely shared information.
 
Domain Name Registration. Lists accredited registrars. Shop for needed services and price.
 
Domain Name Registration
 
Register a domain name for a business
 
For those interested in doing business on the Internet. Articles, links, tips and useful information.
 
Small business website design.
 
 
 

Minority-Owned/Disadvantaged Businesses

 
U.S. Department of Commerce
 
The SBSES is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor which provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities.
 
A trade association for women business owners.  Research articles about women and minority businesses.
 
 
 
 

FUNDING, GRANTS, ANGEL GROUPS AND VENTURE CAPITAL

 
List of venture capital firms
 
Where and how to find capital for your business.
 
Boston Network of Business & Technology Investors
 
Venture capital and angel investor site
 
Network of angel investors and venture capitalists
 
Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage technology-driven companies.
 
Non-profit organization that provides work space and training for the creative entrepreneur, business technology and a print lab, a youth entrepreneurship program, and lending programs.  The Creative Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund offers Denver artists and creative business owners a loan program (max. $20,000).
 
Links for small business lending
 
Venture capital and angel investor site
 
 
 

GOVERNMENT

 
 

U.S. Government

 
The official U.S. gateway to all government information.
 
Search site for countless government-sponsored research reports, articles and publications
 
 
 

Taxes

 
Links to IRS – answers to tax questions
 
2008 Section 179 Allowance Calculator to see how much you can save on new equipment purchases in 2008.
 
 
 
 

PROTECTING THE BUSINESS

 
The ethical watchdog. Consumer business tips.
 
 
 

Insurance

 
Health Insurance Association of America – guides on various types of insurance
 
Research, compare, apply for and purchase health insurance plans
 
Consumer guides for obtaining and keeping health insurance in each state
 
Small business insurance from several sources
 
 
 

Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights)

 
 
Site for free patent searching
 
Invention Promotion Firms – information on avoiding being scammed
 
Inventions Help
 
Business Plan in 30 days! Source for checklists. Buy the book.
 
Invention Development and Market Research. Buy the book.