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Advertising World - This site contains a huge collection of links to advertising-related sites on the Internet, compiled by the Department of Advertising at the University of Texas. The links are arranged into over thirty subject areas covering the world of advertising from Agencies, to Event Planning, to Product Placement. Links are updated regularly.

America's Job Bank and Talent Bank - America's Job Bank is a listing of available jobs filed at the offices of state employment services nationwide. Employers may also list available positions directly on the site. There is no charge to list a job opening.  America's Talent Bank consists of job seekers' resumes employers can use to identify potential workers. People in this databank tend to be highly skilled professionals.

BizBuySell - Database of U.S. small businesses to buy or sell from restaurants in California to auto shops in Florida. (See also Business Resale Network, Businesses For Sale, Businesses For Sale US and GlobalBX below.)

Business Resale Network-A service provided by Franchise and Entrepreneur magazines, the Business Resale Network provides free access to thousands of businesses for sale in the U.S. The user can search the network by city, state, business category, and listing price. The web site also provides information about franchising as well as the pros and cons of buying an existing business versus starting one's own. (See also Businesses for Sale and BizBuySell above, plus GlobalBX below.)

Businesses For Sale-Buy or sell a business. (See also Business Resale Network and BizBuySell above plus Businesses For Sale US and GlobalBX below.)

Businesses For Sale US - Buy or sell a business. (See also Business Resale Network, Businesses For Sale, and BizBuySell above plus GlobalBX below.)

Business Resource Center - The Business Resource Center by Khera Communications, Inc. uses technology to help organizations stay in touch with customers and build business. Services include internet publishing, consulting, and space leasing on the World Wide Web. It also provides information on building a web site and the Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500. The site provides a series of articles that focus on business planning, marketing, and management. In addition, it has an active discussion forum and also includes many links to other useful web sites.

Census Bureau - The U.S. Census Bureau web site is designed to enable intuitive use of our Internet offerings. The Home Page is intended to be visually appealing, concise, and quick-loading. It is designed so users need not to be familiar with the Census Bureau's internal organizational structure to effectively locate and use the resources our site has to offer.  It also is a good source for social, demographic, and economic information.

Chamber of Commerce - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest federation representing an underlying membership of more than three million business and organizations of every size, sector, and region. More than 96% of the U.S. Chamber's members are small businesses with 100 or fewer employees (71% of which have 10 or fewer employees). Yet virtually all of the nation's largest companies are also active members of the U.S. Chamber.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plays a vital role in helping businesses, especially small businesses, succeed and prosper. We help the public understand the central role that business plays in the national economy. This site now refers to five others.

Copyright Office (U.S.) - The U.S. Copyright Office provides copyright basics registration procedures, copyright law, and search capability.

Direct Marketing Association - The Direct Marketing Association is the largest and oldest organization dedicated solely to the evolving practice of direct marketing and the issues facing it every day. By going online, the DMA has made its pool of information and resources instantly accessible to DMA members and non-members alike.

Enter Web - Enter Web is a selective annotated meta-index and information clearinghouse which will lead you quickly to quality sources of information on small business, finance, international trade, entrepreneurship, enterprise development, economics, etc. for developed and developing countries.

Entrepreneurship Centre - The Entrepreneurship Centre is an initiative of the Ottawa Economic Development Corporation and works to develop the Ottawa region in Canada. Its web site has information valuable to an entrepreneur in Canada or the U.S. on topics such as how to market a product/service, using lawyers & accountants, where to look for financing, how to write a business plan, and practical solutions for business problems.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership promotes the growth of entrepreneurship in America. The Center's Entrepreneur Training Institure sponsors education, training and research initiatives targeted to the needs of adult entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship support systems.

Federal Trade Commission-The U.S. Federal Trade Commission enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation's markets function competitively, and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. In general, the Commission's efforts are directed toward stopping actions that threaten consumers' opportunities to exercise informed choice. Finally, the Commission undertakes economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Congress, the Executive Branch, other independent agencies, and state and local governments when requested.

GlobalBX - provides a free confidential forum to facilitate the buying and selling of businesses. It is an advertising and marketing company which aims to be a complete business source for helping business buyers and sellers through the business exchange process. The website contains a database fo businesses for sale as well as other information of interest to entrepreneurs, business buyers, sellers, and intermediaries. (See also the Business Resale Network, BizBuySell,and Business For Sale above.)

Internal Revenue Service (U.S. IRS) - The IRS provides tax information as well as free CD-ROM resource guide available for small businesses. -, the E-Business and Internet Technology Network is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. operates a network of 102 Web sites, 75 E-mail newsletters, 102 online discussion forums and 75 moderated E-mail discussion lists with over two million unique visitors that generate more than 110 million page views monthly.

LinkExchange-LinkExchange bills itself as the Web's largest advertising network. If you'd like to increase your web site's exposure, LinkExchange is a great way to advertise yourself through banner ads without spending a cent. It also tells how to build a web site.

NEBS-NEBS bills itself as the leading supplier of printed products to small businesses. NEBS custom and standard forms, stationery, software and promotional materials help a small business person manage and promote the business more effectively. It also provides a section of resources for small business, which includes how to write a business plan. Warning: this site is sticky.

MBA Programs and the Shifting Economic Landscape

Pay By Check-Has payment plans for both small and large businesses but better suited to high-volume operations.

Pay Pal-PayPal has credit card services so your buyers will be able to pay for merchandise directly from your online store.

Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA)-The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by Congress in 1953 to help America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Today, SBA's program offices in every state offer financing, training and advocacy for small firms. These programs are delivered by SBA offices in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In addition, the SBA works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide.

Small Business Advancement Center - The Small Business Advancement Center is located at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas and has a lot of useful information for new and experienced entrepreneurs. Click on the button at the bottom of the SBANC's home page to use its search engine to find a specific small business topic you're interested in learning more about. It has a library of worthwhile articles that can be downloaded. It also has a set of internet links with important small business and entrepreneurship contacts such as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, International Council for Small Business, and Small Business Institutes.  You can subscribe to its listserver to have weekly e-mail updates sent automatically to you.

Small Business Advisor - The Small Business Advisor is a web site managed by the staff at Information International. The staff has over 40 years of combined Federal Government service much of which was in the procurement area. The staff also has considerable experience in high technology product development and technical management. The Advisor provides valuable on-line info for the entrepreneur and new business owner.

Small Business Know-How Resource - The Small Business Know-How Resource offers guides, tips, and new ideas to help people succeed in their business. It features the Entrepreneur test, an interactive quiz that help people assess their entrepreneurial traits. Other topic areas include: Can You Make Money With Your Business Idea? How to Lead Your Employees to Top Performance. Developing a Profit Plan for Your Business. Secrets to help You Successfully Manage Your Business.

Smart Business Supersite - The Smart Business Supersite (SBS) was designed to be the most comprehensive source of high-quality, "how-to" business information on the 'Net. SBS strives to have the largest possible collection of business information under one cyber roof. Thousands of articles. Hundreds of detailed profiles. Special services. Ongoing events. Vendors for every possible business service. Registration is free.

Switchboard-Switchboard is an Internet address book, and has received numerous industry accolades and awards.  Users have made Switchboard one of the 50 most popular net destinations, and one of the web’s most active sites. Switchboard has recently been selected as the directory of choice for nearly 7 million AOL and Digital City members.

Winstar Communications-Winstar Communications offers articles that deal with business issues, but it covers several unusual subjects—such as environmental services, architecture, real estate, and biotechnology.

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship-USASBE is an eclectic group of government officials, directors of small business development centers, and academics in fields like finance, marketing, management, and economics united by their common interest in entrepreneurship and small business. As leaders in their fields, they are making an impact on government policy and on the development of small business and entrepreneurship.

U.S Business Advisor-Sponsored by the U.S. Federal Government, this site supplies one-stop access to federal agencies that regulate and assist business.  This allows entrepreneurs access to a wide range of information and services that the federal government provides to business. The service permits business owners to obtain guides and forms for complying with regulations or applying for government-backed loans. The site offers economic reports and advice about starting a company.

U.S. Commerce Department - The U.S. Commerce Department has links to several business and related web sites. Its Business and Trade Web Sites page contains links to the Bureau of Export Administration, Economic Development Administration, International Trade Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, Patent & Trademark Office, and STAT-USA.

Working Solo Online - Working Solo Online is a one-stop source on the Internet for business information for independent entrepreneurs. It offers news, marketing tips, legal and tax information, business resources, hot links to cool sites, and other valuable information for solo professionals.