A place to go when you know that you don’t know what you don’t know …

“Knowledge is power.” — Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
 Scientist and philosopher

It is important to know what you don’t know. Sometimes you don’t even know that you don’t know it. This page isn’t meant to be a one-stop compendium of universal knowledge. What we hope it does is provide some additional, succinct, and appropriate information for our friends, clients, and colleagues to add to their own professional knowledge base. Check this page often for knowledge new and old.

Accounting Terminology Guide Comprehensive guide to accounting terms and functions.

American Association of Franchisees and Dealers Non-profit association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers.

American Management Association Leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

American Marketing Association Association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing.

Association for Corporate Growth Association for professionals involved in corporate growth, development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Better Business Bureau The leader in advancing marketplace trust.

BizBuySell The Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace.

Business Owner’s Tool Kit Total know-how resource for small business.

Cable Advertising Bureau Provides advertisers and agencies with current, useful cable television media insights.

Caliper Online Personality assessments and consulting expertise to help make decisions in hiring.

CPAdirectory Comprehensive national online directory of licensed accountants on the Internet.

CTXDA – Real Estate Development Assessment Comprehensive development assessments on residential and commercial real estate properties.

Direct Marketing Association Leading association of business and nonprofit organizations using direct marketing tools and techniques. Leading publication resource for men and women entrepreneurs. Leading Internet resource for family business executives and owners.

Federal Trade Commission: Franchise and Business Opportunities Works to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices in the marketplace. For those beginning their business opportunity search and the journey of franchise ownership.

FreshBooks Online invoicing and time-tracking service.

Fundability Marketplace where entrepreneurs and investors find funding success.

Getting Things Done – David Allen Company Productivity tools and processes.

Hoover’s Up-to-date information about industries, companies, and key decision makers.

Internal Revenue Service Federal and business tax information and forms directly from the source.

Internet Advertising Bureau Global nonprofit open to companies actively engaged in the sale of interactive advertising and marketing.

Just Sell The Web’s leading resource for sales leaders.

LinkedIn Jobs Find and get in touch with the people you need to contact for your career.

Merchant Account Establish a merchant account for real-time account access and next day funding.

Microsoft Small Business Center A good place to learn from Microsoft’s business solution experts.

Mint Entrepreneurial help with personal finances, money management, and budget planning.

National Association for the Self-Employed Provides its self-employed members with support, education, and training.

PayPal Allows web sites to receive and send money electronically.

Radio Advertising Bureau Provides organizational, educational, research, and advocacy for the radio industry. Easy-to-use, web-based customer relation management tools for your entire company. Making it easier to get stuff done.

Small Business Administration Information on SBA offices and laws and regulations.

Survey of Current Business Monthly survey of current business by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Survey Monkey Create and publish custom online surveys to gather data you can use.

Television Bureau of Advertising Television industry trade association and resource. Lists free business, computer, and engineering trade newsletters and magazines.

United States Chamber of Commerce Fights for free enterprise before governments, the courts, and the court of public opinion.

U.S. Copyright Office Find all of the forms, publications, and information you need to copyright your original work.

U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Small Business Programs Promotes opportunities for small businesses, especially disadvantaged businesses.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Official site for searching the U.S. patent database.

VentureDeal Easy-to-use database with the latest information on U.S.-based venture-backed technology companies.

VisualCV Reinvents your resume and transform the way in which resume data is presented, accessed, and shared.

Word of Mouth Marketing Association The latest thinking on a variety of Web 2.0 marketing strategies. The small-business guide on where to go to get the most value from web resources for business.

Wufoo Web-based application that removes inefficiency and tediousness from the form-building process.

Zoho Zoho offers a suite of office productivity tools online.