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Resources

Annual Credit Report

www.annualcreditreport.com

Obtain a free copy of your credit report from any or all of the three major credit reporting agencies.

Bizrate.com

www.bizrate.com

Comprehensive list of product and pricing information on vendors.

Business Owner’s Toolkit

www.toolkit.cch.com

Provides useful information, tips, and resources for small business owners.

Business.gov

www.business.gov

Federal, State, and Local laws relevant to small businesses.

City-Data

www.city-data.com

Profiles, photos, maps, statistics, and data about thousands of cities across the U.S.

E-Library

www.elibrary.com

Contains articles from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, and almanacs; dictionary and thesaurus entries; photo and map archives; books.

Entrepreneur.com

www.entrepreneur.com

Information, tips, and news about starting and growing business and business opportunities.

Federal Business Opportunities

www.fedbizopps.gov

A portal through which commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

Federal Express

www.fedex.com

Website for Federal Express. Includes shipping zone and rate charts and online shipping.

Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov

The Federal Trade Commission administers many laws pertaining to commerce and consumer relations that business owners must be aware of and abide by.

Inc. magazine

www.inc.com

Information from the magazine Inc.

Internal Revenue Service

www.irs.gov

Federal tax information and news, downloadable forms and publications. Includes a small business section with information on federal unemployment taxes, social security taxes, etc.

Internet Public Library

www.ipl.org

Contains information that you would find in any public library.

James J. Hill Reference Library

www.jjhill.org

The James J. Hill Library in Saint Paul, MN houses a world-class collection of practical business information resources and is considered one of the most comprehensive business libraries in the country.

Microsoft Small Business

www.microsoft.com/
smallbusiness

Sales and marketing information for small businesses.

Morebusiness.com

www.morebusiness.com

Informational website for small businesses.

Mysimon.com

www.mysimon.com

Comprehensive list of product and pricing information on vendors.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

www.osha.gov

Information on safety and health standards in the workplace.

Online Women’s Business Center

www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training/online-small-business-training

Website for the Small Business Association’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, which promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.

Pricescan.com

www.pricescan.com

Comprehensive list of product and pricing information on vendors.

Sales and Marketing Executives -International

www.smei.org

Worldwide association of sales and marketing. The primary forum in which the world’s top sales and marketing managers meet.

Small Business Association

www.sba.gov

Website of US Small Business Administration with many small business resources.

U.S Online Government Bookstore

http://bookstore.gpo.gov/

List of publications from the government printing office.

United Parcel Service

www.ups.com

Website for the United Parcel Service. Includes shipping zone and rate charts and online shipping.

United States Postal Service

www.usps.com

Website for the US Postal Service. Includes online shipping, postal service regulations, and rates.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

www.uscis.gov

Includes important information for employers about employment eligibility and hiring practices among immigrant populations.

www.commerce.gov

Information from and about the US Department of Commerce.

US Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration

www.eda.gov

Information from and about the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

US Department of Labor

www.dol.gov

US Dept. of Labor website, contains employment posters, Family Medical Leave Act information, rules for breaks and overtime pay, etc. Also contains the Bureau of Labor Statistics with statistical information including the consumer price index and other useful information.

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

www.eeoc.gov

Website of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, contains information on Americans with Disabilities Act, a compliance manual for discrimination, etc.

US Government Export Portal

www.export.gov

Information on exporting, export sales, financing exports, solving trade problems, foreign markets vs. U.S. markets, and finding a partner in the U.S.

US International Trade Administration

www.trade.gov

Information on markets and products, access to international markets, and competition from dumped and subsidized imports.

US Patent and Trademark Office

www.uspto.gov

Information on applying for and obtaining patents, trademarks, service marks, and copyrights.

Wall Street Journal

www.startupjournal.com

www.wsj.com

Small business website hosted by the Wall Street Journal – includes information and articles on businesses for sale, franchise opportunities, creating a business plan, trademark search, e-mail alerts, advice from columnists, how-to advice, ideas, franchising, financing, technology, and running a business.

Training Schedule

 

Trainer Certification for Core Four: Business Planning Course

October 20th: Afternoon

Please call Maggi Cowlan, 877-870-66308 or

e-mail mcowlan@eflearning.biz to reserve a spot.

Web training is $400 per person and includes an Instructor manual and a student manual ($243 value).