Resources

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 http://nysscpa.org/prof_library/guide.htm Comprehensive guide to accounting terms and functions.

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

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

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

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

Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org The leader in advancing marketplace trust.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct Marketing Association www.the-dma.org Leading association of business and nonprofit organizations using direct marketing tools and techniques.

Entrepreneur.com/WomenEntrepreneur.com www.entrepreneur.com/womenentrepreneur.com Leading publication resource for men and women entrepreneurs.

Fambiz.com www.fambiz.com Leading Internet resource for family business executives and owners.

Federal Trade Commission: Franchise and Business Opportunities www.ftc.gov/bcp/franchise/netfran.htm Works to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices in the marketplace.

Franchise.com www.franchise.com For those beginning their business opportunity search and the journey of franchise ownership.

FreshBooks www.freshbooks.com Online invoicing and time-tracking service.

Fundability www.fundability.com Marketplace where entrepreneurs and investors find funding success.

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

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

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

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

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

LinkedIn Jobs www.linkedin.com/jobs Find and get in touch with the people you need to contact for your career.

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

Microsoft Small Business Center www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness A good place to learn from Microsoft’s business solution experts.

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

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

PayPal www.paypal.com Allows web sites to receive and send money electronically.

Radio Advertising Bureau www.rab.com Provides organizational, educational, research, and advocacy for the radio industry.

Salesforce.com www.salesforce.com Easy-to-use, web-based customer relation management tools for your entire company.

Simplework.com www.simplerwork.com Making it easier to get stuff done.

Small Business Administration www.sba.gov Information on SBA offices and laws and regulations.

Survey of Current Business www.bea.gov/scb Monthly survey of current business by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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

Television Bureau of Advertising www.tvb.org Television industry trade association and resource.

TradePub.com www.tradepub.com Lists free business, computer, and engineering trade newsletters and magazines.

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

U.S. Copyright Office www.copyright.gov 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 www.dol.gov/osbp Promotes opportunities for small businesses, especially disadvantaged businesses.

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

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

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

Word of Mouth Marketing Association www.womma.org The latest thinking on a variety of Web 2.0 marketing strategies.

Work.com www.work.com The small-business guide on where to go to get the most value from web resources for business.

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

Zoho www.zoho.com Zoho offers a suite of office productivity tools online.