RESOURCES FOR SMALL AND
know that one of the problems of any business is finding reliable
resources quickly. We want to help by providing a number of helpful
links to other products and services that will save you time, money
of the sites are goal-specific, while others (noted) are
multipurpose. If you have recommendations for other sites, we'd be
grateful, and will send you a gift.
for Hard Data
Census Bureau -- it's jam packed, but your data may not be so
easy to find.
of Congress' Country Studies -- Exporting? Learn about any
Book -- current government economic trends and forecasts
assembled from all over USA. Tremendous resource for planning.
-- you have to pay ($150/year), but the amount of trade and economic
information you can get is staggering!
Protection -- start here for questions about the environment and laws
Calculation -- just enter the currency and amount, it does the conversion.
Customs -- if you're importing or exporting to the US, you need
Trade -- more good trade stats and exporting advice.
Trade -- know the tariffs in and out of about every nation
bordering the Pacific Ocean from Mexico to China. Good links and
other information, too.
-- great site for the latest Web research.
Industry Almanac -- they sell the Almanac, but their free press
releases contain tons of useful information about who's on line.
Your Business Needs Help, Look Here
Experts -- free help from experts in nearly every field makes
this a terrific site
Business Administration -- it's a good place to start looking
-- want to make public talks to bring in business? Start at the
Speakers Academy for bookings and advice.
Newsletters -- You'll find hundreds of business-related
newsletters here. Great resource for ideas.
bulk e-mail to market your business:
E-Mail -- opt-in lists are the way to go. They've got plenty.
-- lots of newsgroups and lists. Also find folks with similar problems.
-- got good reviews; worth checking out. Free. (now owned by Yahoo)
-- Top 100 by PC Magazine. Free.
-- designed for businesses. Free.
on the Internet
-- check on the name you want, and
register it. Quick and fairly easy
World -- great place to keep up with new developments, ideas and research
Sites -- check out these winning Web sites for ways to improve yours
Mall -- Want to use targeted banner ads?
Generator -- create your own banners, free and easy
Exchange -- lots of resources, especially if you're starting out
World -- a good primer on the Internet with some nice links
-- swap banner ads for a lot of free exposure, like this.
get your company listed in this online business directory for free.
-- another business clearinghouse site. Free listing for your company.
Marketing Info Center -- lots of ideas. This is a Must See bookmark!
(selling over the Internet)
Pal -- simplest way to take credit cards and even checks, no
-- sign up to take credit card payments without costly upfront fees.
-- helpful site for taking credit cards, many other features.
Reporting Association -- register and use their
confidence-building logo if you qualify. We're members, and a
contributor to their newsletter
Your Web Site
-- stuck paying a fee for every change to your site? Here's a great,
money-saving solution. If you can type, you can use the Site Content
Manager. You'll like working with Ron, too.
-- a great place to see how your site looks on various browsers, and
get an analysis of your HTML coding. Well worth the visit!
-- links to dozens of free clip art sites.
-- great tools to tune up your site, your graphics, and our download
time. Don't miss this one!
-- Set up a free search engine for your site. Simple and easy to use.
-- Great features to download like HTML for Chat Rooms, Quizes,
search engine for your site, plus banner ad exchange and credit card
services. Don't miss it!
-- hundreds of free Java applets to make your site do about
anything you want, just cut and paste. Beware of increasing your page
-- tons of free scripts, easy to use, and free!
Library -- everything you want to know about HTML in plain English.
Sites That Suck -- some good examples of bad sites. Also some
silly "awards" like this one YOU can use.
is the ultimate list for you to use as a daily resource. Featuring
graphic design, JAVA scripts, CGI scripts, CCS, HTML, etc.
Editor (free) -- edits your images, also makes them download faster.
Scripts -- treasure chest of free stuff to make your site cool
Engines: Tips on How to Be Found
a great library of information and ideas on search engine lore
free listing on this engine
Engine Links -- links to two dozen search engines, including
direct links to register your Web site.
-- a site to see how you rank on various search engines.
Your Office Running / Buying Online -- General
Central -- links to dozens of different shopping bot sites to
search out the best prices
-- low prices on office, computer, video, wireless, electronics, etc.
Some great bargains.
Mart -- shop online. Also nice design for e-commerce. Worth studying.
-- order books and music. Become an affiliate. Worth studying
for your own affiliate program (be sure you look into setting one up.)
of Online Shopping Malls -- this will save you some time, and
Your Office Running / Buying Online -- Computers & Electronics
Central -- links to a dozen different shopping bot sites to
search out the best prices
Resource -- buying a digital camera? Go here to look at actual
side-by-side photos taken with dozens of different cameras. I did,
and it changed the camera I picked. Great in-depth reviews, too.
Another great site for digital camera reviews is pcphotoreview.com
Net -- if the word "computer" or
"electronics" is part of your question, try here. Tons of
software for free. So big it's practically a country!
Net -- like a library of free software to download.
-- more freeware (we know you don't like to pay!). Lots of links, too.
that are Small Information Hubs
-- a fantastic site with links to thousands of online newspapers
and magazines, popular and academic. Run by the Univ. of California.
breakthroughs -- watch for new opportunities to profit from discoveries
Links -- check this out for your own
for Specific Industries
the APPAREL industry? Apparel
News is great, and links to many other sites.
IMPORT/EXPORT trade? This Freight Forwarder's
site has hidden gems -- classified ads for products from all over
the world. Interesting. Other good resources, too.
Sites Really Worth Seeing
Tourist -- don't miss this site! Contact people all over
the world (I even asked about business etiquette in Malaysia!), time
zones, currency, languages, much more.
the Future? -- want to relax and find out what your future
holds? See your biorhythm, ask the I-Ching, or consult the Tarot cards.
Jokes -- need a chuckle to make you smile?
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