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General Business News & Links

See also: Small Business Resources

Gale Cengage Small Business Resource Center logoGale Cengage Small Business Resource Center : 'Complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content. From conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business, the Small Business Resource Center provides users with all the information they need to succeed.' Gale Cengage Small Business Resource Center is available only through JerseyClicks; you'll need to enter your library card barcode number to begin.

EbscoHost Business Source PremierEBSCOHost Business Source Elite : Full-text coverage for nearly 1,100 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals. This resource contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal). Enter your name, library card barcode number, and PIN to get started if you're logging on at home or office.

Regional Business NewsEBSCOHost Regional Business News : A supplemental database for Business Source Elite. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for nearly 100 sources. You'll need to enter your name, library card barcode number, and PIN to get started if you're logging on at home or office.

Reference USA Business Directory : login through JerseyClicksReference USA Business Directory : Detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents. Reference USA is available only through JerseyClicks; you'll need to enter your library card barcode number to begin.

Frost & Sullivan Business Research Database : Login through JerseyClicks.orgFrost & Sullivan Business Research Database
has been discontinued.

One Source Global Business Browser : Login through JerseyClicks.orgOneSource Global Business Browser
has been discontinued.

Business / Professional Etiquette video - A guide to correct behavior in the business world. Topics covered include social & conversational etiquette, dining etiquette, communication etiquette, dressing for success, and thank-you letters (San José State University). See also Getting the Job & On the Job Etiquette [UPDATED LINKS!] (Emily Post), and Crabby's Etiquette Guide for Working Ladies and Gentlemen (Microsoft).

Business Research Assistant - An interactive, easy-to-use directory of the best business information sources, including reference books, free Web sites, and subscription databases (University of Vermont). Rutgers University's Subject Research Guide : Business lists resources on a variety of business and management topics, with descriptions of databases and hundreds of reference books in the collections of the Rutgers Libraries. Includes links to thousands of selected business and management-related Internet resources. Global Edge™ offers a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities: industry profiles, country profiles, state profiles (for all 50 U.S. states including N.J.), business statistics, diagnostic tools, and more (Michigan State University). See also Science, Industry and Business Research Guides (New York Public Library).

Business Travel (New York Times) - 'Advice on getting the best fares, dealing with the inevitable hassles, and getting the most out of the trips you take.' See also International Business links, below.

Business USA - 'A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire... using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center, or office they go to for help.' (U.S. Department of Commerce et al.)

Business Writing - Guidelines for writing effective business letters, with samples of letters covering differerent specific situations, along with guides for writing business memos, emails, resumes, and more (Colorado State University). See also Business Letters (University of North Carolina). Business Writer's Free Library offers practical advice on a broad range of business writing skills, including compostion, formatting, proofreading, correspondence, and more. Part of the MAP Management Library (Authenticity Consulting, LLC.). Got E-Mail Manners? offers advice for both employers & employees on the correct and effective use of e-mail in business (Microsoft).

CEOExpress : Business Links - Hundreds of useful links for business ranging from financial news to weather reports. Includes links to the standard business periodicals such as Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, etc. See also New York Times Business Navigator.

Cultural Savvy - Useful tips for communicating with people of different cultures, particularly Asian cultures (by a cross-cultural training consultant). See more in the International Business links section, below.

Disaster Planning for the Workplace - Ready Rating™, a free service from the American Red Cross, helps businesses and other organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. 'All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Whether you are taking your first steps or have a fully-functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness.' See also NJ Business Disaster Recovery & Preparedness and Small Business Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Assistance (U.S. Small Business Association).

FTC Burea of Consumer Protection : Business Center - Information for businesses on preventing fraud and complying with consumer laws & regulations. Covers topics such as advertising, credit, e-commerce, health, privacy, and more. (Federal Trade Commission)

Glossary of Financial and Business Terms [UPDATED LINK!] - Thousands of short definitions, with links to related terms. By Duke University professor Campbell R. Harvey. (Site includes advertisements)

Government Loans - A gateway to Federal loan information including business loans, education loans, disaster relief loans, and more. Grants.gov is 'THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.' Includes small business grants. (U.S. government websites)

Green Workplaces - Programs and resources to help businesses and organizations make their operations more environmentally friendly. Covers energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, green purchasing & supplies and emission reductions. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2)

Marketing : Know This - An online library of articles and tutorials on all aspects of marketing. (Edited by Paul Christ, Professor of Marketing, West Chester University.)

SIC Code Search - Enter a keyword or keywords to locate the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code for any industry.

Think Beyond the Label - Expert tools and resources that connect businesses to qualified candidates with disabilities. 'Our goal is simple: to raise awareness that hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense. Employees with disabilities have unique, competitively relevant knowledge and perspectives about work processes, bringing different perspectives to meeting work requirements and goals successfully' (Health & Disability Advocates; nonprofit organization). Disability Basics offers 'guidelines that can help you work with customers with disabilities, including language and etiquette tips as well as information on specific disabilities' (National Center on Workforce and Disability).

Thomas Register Online - 'The most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America... search from over 72,000 product headings and more than 170,000 company listings.'


Local & State Business Resources
(South Plainfield / Middlesex County / New Jersey)

See also:
Small Business Resources

South Plainfield Business Association - Local association to promote the development of local businesses in the borough. Includes member directory and calendar of events.

East Brunswick Public Library Business Resource Center - 'Provides cost effective solutions for Middlesex County businesses who want to grow their business and attract more local customers, and also assists individuals with jobseeking.'

N.J. Business Portal - An excellent starting point for finding out about starting, relocating, or maintaining a business in the Garden State, as well as how to do business with the state government (State of New Jersey).

Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce - Seeks to 'provide opportunities for business growth and prosperity, offer quality service to its members, and serve as the resource leader for business to business referrals.'.

N.J. Association of Women Business Owners - Includes useful resource links for women business owners.

N.J. Business Action Center - An excellent starting point for finding out about starting, relocating, or maintaining a business in the Garden State, as well as how to do business with the state government. (State of New Jersey)

N.J. Business Financing & Incentives - Information about a wide range of business financing and incentive programs, such as Clean & Renewable Energy, Culture & Arts Grants, Environmental & Urban Redevelopment, Job Creation & Retention Incentives, Manufacturing, Non-Profit Organizations, Real Estate, Small to Mid-Size Businesses, and Technology & Life Sciences. Also includes Main Street Business Assistance Program, which assists commercial banks to offer loans and guarantees to small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations with projects in New Jersey. The Main Street program is part of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority [UPDATED LINK!], 'an independent state agency that serves as New Jersey's ''bank for business'' by financing small and mid-sized businesses and administering tax incentives to retain and grow jobs and revitalize communities.'

N.J. Business Gateway Registry Services - 'One-Stop Shopping' site offers a single point of entry for business registration and for filing and paying gross income tax withheld and other payroll taxes. Businesses or individuals contracting to provide goods or services to local governments in New Jersey must comply with registration requirements outlined under N.J. Business Registration Requirements. You may Get Registered Online for a Business Registration Certificate (N.J. Division of Revenue). See also N.J. Local Agency Procurement Laws for additional information (N.J. Department of Community Affairs).

New Jersey Civil Service Commission : Laws Prohibiting Discrimination - A brief review of state and federal laws that prohibit various types of discrimination.

N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Information on labor law, benefits, disabilities, safety, and other information useful to both employers and workers. (State of New Jersey)

N.J. Economic Stimulus Programs - See N.J. Business Financing & Incentives, above.

N.J. Small Business Development Centers - Information about regional business development offices offering a wide variety of services designed to help businesses expand, relocate, or retain jobs in the State. (SBA / Rutgers)


Computers, Technology, & E-Business

See also:
USEFUL WEBSITES: Computers

Build a Killer Small Business Website - Nineteen ''dos and don'ts'' for making your website the best marketing tool you have (November 2011, Inc.com). See Inc.com's whole collection of articles on Website Design for lots of additional up-to-date advice. Additional resources are available from the Electronic Commerce Research Guide (Web Design section) (Rutgers University).

Data Wiping - 'If you don't routinely wipe data on your computer, then when you create files, work with them, or delete them, parts of those files accumulate as data remanence. To be absolutely sure that you've removed all data remanence, you need to take extra steps.' This page explains the steps you need to take to successfully protect sensitive data. (National Cyber Security Alliance)

E-Commerce Times - Current news and analysis about the electronic commerce industry (Formerly All E-Commerce).

Electronic Commerce Research Guide - Links to 'sites with resources to aid the would-be online marketer : steps for doing business on the Internet (e.g. Website hosting, Webpage design); search engine optimization; data about Internet users; and tools to support electronic commerce (e.g. payment mechanisms, security technologies, digital-rights management). A new section covers the increasingly important social media tools and technologies.' Use the tabs to navigate. (Rutgers University).

E-Mail - See Business Writing, above.

Hot Topics : The Business of Social Media - Resources that discuss 'the evolving effects of the social networking phenomenon on the business world.' Includes links to recent articles & websites, and a list of relevant books. (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

HP LIFE e-Learning - Formerly HP Business Learning Center. 'This free, online training program helps you gain the real-life IT and business skills needed to start or grow your business, in your own time, at your own pace. The courses are interactive and full of information and practical exercises that will give you the skills to meet the business challenges you face.' Free registration required. (Hewlett-Packard)

Inc. Magazine : Online Marketing - Articles on internet marketing, e-mail marketing, website design, using social media (Twitter et al.), increasing website traffic, and more (Inc. Magazine).

PC World Business Center : Smart Technology for Smart Companies - Articles on business-related technology including software & services, office hardware, security, servers & storage, cell phones & VoIP, operating systems, and networking. Includes how-to guides and buying guides (PC World Magazine).

Small Business Computing - Tech news & trends, how-to guides, product reviews, eBook library, and more. Free registration is required for full access. (IT Business Edge Network)

Stay Safe Online (for Business) - Resources to help you protect your business, your customers, and your employees from security threats and cybercrime (National Cyber Security Alliance). See also US-Cert (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) and Protecting Your Wireless Network (Federal Communications Commission).

TechSoup - 'A comprehensive source of technology information just for nonprofit organizations,' but also useful for small businesses. Includes free downloads and other tools. (Non-profit organization)

ZDNet - '24/7 news coverage and analysis on the trends, technologies and opportunities that matter to IT professionals and decision makers.' Includes a Small Business section. (A CBS Interactive site)


Economic & Demographic Data

Bureau of Labor Statistics - A wide assortment of economic data from the U.S. government; arranged by subject.

Consumer Price Indexes Home Page - Monthly data on changes in the prices of goods and services. Use the Inflation Calculator to find out what your weekly salary would be worth in 1940 dollars!

Federal Reserve Bulletin Articles - 'These articles report and analyze economic developments, discuss bank regulatory issues, and present new data.' Archives go back to 1996; use the dropdown menu to select a year.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) - U.S. economic and financial data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Free Lunch - An extensive database of free economic, financial, and demographic data. You can search by keyword or browse by topic. Registration is required to access data. Additional premium data and other resources are available for a fee. (Moody's Analytics, Inc.)

Monthly Labor Review - Data, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in a wide variety of fields, including the labor force, the economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries, wages, prices, and more. Archives go back to 1981; you can also search by subject. Articles are in PDF format.

Sustainable Development Indicator Initiative - International sources for alternative economic indicators.

U.S. Census Bureau - Official source of statistics on U.S. population and demographics, as well as economic data. A new census was taken in 2010. Includes Quick Facts for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with more than 5,000 people.


Intellectual Property

Introduction to the Patent System video - This video explains 'what patents are, why they are needed, how inventors get them, the role of the Patent and Trademark Office, and why disputes over patents arise.' Though it was created for jurors in patent jury trials, this video should be useful to anyone needing to understand the basics of patent law. (2002, Federal Judicial Center)

Invention Promotion Firms - Advice on dealing with invention promotion firms and avoiding unscrupulous promoters; includes links to related resources. (2011, Federal Trade Commission)

Inventors' Digest - Magazine with articles about how to protect and market your inventions.

Inventor's Handbook - Answers to 'the independent inventor's and aspiring entrepreneur's most frequently asked questions... on the patenting and commercialization processes.' (2007 - 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

U.S. Copyright Office - The place to register and protect your 'original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.' Also covers copyright basics, FAQ, and related information.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - All kinds of information on U.S. patents and trademarks, including options for online filing of patent or trademark applications, as well as printable forms. U.S. PTO Patent Search offers a full-text and image database of U.S. patents and published applications, searchable by patent title, number, inventor name, application date, or other terms. The Delphion Intellectual Property Network includes U.S., European, and other patents and patent applications, but registration is required for access and fees are charged for full service. See also Google Patent Search.


Money Management & Personal Finance

See Money Management & Personal Finance Webfinder.


International Business

Business Travel (New York Times) - 'Advice on getting the best fares, dealing with the inevitable hassles, and getting the most out of the trips you take.'

Country & Region Profiles audiovideo - Brief profiles provide background on the history, politics and economics of countries and territories, plus links to recent news stories (British Broadcasting System). For more information on countries and regions, see Background Notes: Countries A - Z (U.S. State Department; frequently updated), World Factbook (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency; updated bi-weekly), Times Topics : Places video (New York Times), and Global Edge, below.

Cultural Savvy - Useful tips for communicating with people of different cultures, particularly Asian cultures (by a cross-cultural training consultant).

Everything International - Links to a wide variety of the best international business, education, and research internet sites, covering Country & Regional Data, Company & Industry Data, Product Classification Systems, Market Entry (Export) Assistance, International Organizations, and more. Updated regularly. (Lloyd C. Russow, Philadelphia University)

Export.gov - Learn about Export Basics here, or register to access market research and trade leads. Trade Specialists are also available to help plan your international business. Call 1-800-USA-TRAD [1-800-872-8723] to find a trade specialist and get answers to your export questions. (U.S. Department of Commerce et al.)

Global Edge™ - A wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities: industry profiles, country profiles, state profiles, business statistics, diagnostic tools, and more. (Michigan State University)

JuriGlobe - A multilingual online data bank containing general information about the different legal systems in the world, the different official languages, and important international commercial conventions, as well as other multilateral commercial tools. Covers civil law, common law, Muslim law, customary law, and mixed systems. (University of Ottawa)

Minding Our Manners Internationally - International students write about traditional good manners and changing manners (including a separate discussion on table manners) in their countries (TOPICS Online Magazine).

World Bank : Doing Business - Offers statistics on the time and costs involved in starting and running a business in 175 countries around the world, plus tax rates, laws, and other information. (World Bank)


Small Business Resources

See also:
General Business News & Links
Local & State Business Resources
Computers & E-Business
Woman- and Minority-Owned Business

Gale Cengage Small Business Resource Center logoGale Cengage Small Business Resource Center : 'Complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content. From conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business, the Small Business Resource Center provides users with all the information they need to succeed.' Gale Cengage Small Business Resource Center is available only through JerseyClicks; you'll need to enter your library card barcode number to begin.

Business Opportunity Scams - 'Looking for a job or to earn extra income? Ever thought about starting your own business? Buying into a business opportunity that makes big claims about what you can earn might sound like the answer.... Learn about your rights and the seller's responsibilities under the FTC's Business Opportunity Rule, and questions to ask that can help you avoid a rip-off.' See also Home-Based Businesses and related links, below.

Business Owner's Idea Cafe - Critical info on starting and running a business, 'served fast, fresh, friendly and for real.' (Francie Marks Ward, founder; now part of the DevStart Network, an online provider of content and tools for the web hosting, website promotion, and domain name registration industries.)

Business Owner's Toolkit audio - An extensive Small Business Guide to starting, running and growing your business, plus a variety of useful business tools, including downloadable checklists, model business plans, forms and other documents. Now also includes a podcast. (Formerly CCH Business Owner's Toolkit from Commerce Clearinghouse, now a division of Wolters Kluwer, an international multimedia company)

Business Plans and Profiles Index - This index lists sample business plans and related information for different types of small businesses. Scroll down the page to the alphabetical list of business types; links are provided for the plans which are available online. Also provides selected links to additional helpful small business resources and a bibliography of related books (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh). How to Create Business Plans is an online guide that provides time-saving research strategies and resources used in successful business plan writing. [CHOOSE A TOPIC FROM THE TABS (Idea Generation, Industry Research, Market Research, Financial Data, Resources) to navigate.] (2011, Cornell University).

Business USA - 'A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire... using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center, or office they go to for help.' (U.S. Department of Commerce et al.)

Credit Cards for Small Business - 'Guidelines that will help you make wise decisions on small-business credit cards and identify strategies to help you take charge of your business's financial situation.' (Better Business Bureau)

Credit : Managing Your Business Creditnew - Actively managing business credit can help small businesses ensure positive cash flow. This page offers 5 simple steps you should take to manage your business credit. (U.S. Small Business Administration)

Employment Laws for Workers & Small Business - Information about U.S. wage laws, safety & health standards, equal opportunity compliance, and other workplace requirements for employers (U.S. Department of Labor). See also Federal Employment Discrimination & Harassment Laws (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), New Jersey and Federal Laws Prohibiting Employment Discrimination (N.J. Civil Service Commission). More information for N.J. employers may be found at N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development, above. For information on hiring people with disabilities, see Think Beyond the Label, above. E-Verify is 'an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work [legally] in the United States. E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use - and it's the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce' (U.S. Department of Homeland Security).

Entrepreneur Business Start-Up Kits - Start-up advice for 20 popular small businesses, including Child Care Services, Cleaning Services, Event Planning Service, Import / Export Business, Information Consultant, Medical Claims Billing, and Personal Concierge. Entrepreneur video also offers many other small business resources on a variety of business topics such as start-ups, running & growing your business, finance, marketing, technology, franchises and more.

Entrepreneurship - A collection of resources on topics related to managing and growing a business, including products & services, finance & accounting, human resources, sales & marketing, operations, and more. (Kauffman Foundation)

FormNet - Templates for over 1,000 business forms and documents, such as marketing & communication plans, packing lists, inventory reports, accounting statements, performance evaluations, bills of sale, office management forms, and much more. Forms are either in Microsoft Word, Excel or PDF. Many of these forms are free to download, but forms marked as 'Premium' must be purchased (Entrepreneur.com). For more free legal forms & documents, see New Jersey Legal Forms Library and Law Depot Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms and Information.

Franchise.org - Provides an introduction to acquiring and operating a franchise business, plus a large directory of franchise opportunities and related resources (International Franchise Association). See also Entrepreneur : Franchise Zone, Franchises, Business Opportunities, & Investments and Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise (Federal Trade Commission).

Government Contracts - Information for small businesses on obtaining procurement contracts with the Federal Government (U.S. Small Business Administration et al.). See also Federal Business Opportunities, a 'one stop virtual marketplace' where you can search, monitor, and retrieve federal government contracting opportunities; includes recovery programs (U.S. government site).

Government Sales - 'Each year the federal government sells billions of dollars of surplus, seized, forfeited and exchange/sale assets. GovSales is a centralized, citizen-centered website that was created to make it easy for people and businesses to locate government assets for sale.' (U.S. General Services Administration)

Grants.gov - 'THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.' Includes small business grants. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Green Business Network - Practical advice, resources and contacts to help companies turn social responsibility into business success (formerly Co-op America). Another great site is the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation's Green Biz Toolbox, with lots of useful resources to help you make your business environmentally responsible as well as profitable (Green Biz / Business for Social Responsibility). The FTC's 2012 Green Guides [UPDATED LINK!] outline the dos & donts of making environmental claims when marketing your product or service. See also Starting a Green Business and B Corporation.

Home-Based Businesses - Advice and resources for starting and managing a home-based business. See also Run a Home-Based Business? Find the Licenses and Permits You Need. For home-based business ideas, see 7 Inspiring Home Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms (or Dads) (Small Business Administration). See also Work-at-Home Scams [UPDATED LINK!] (Better Business Bureau), Work at Home Business Schemes (Federal Trade Commission), and Work-at-Home Scams: Red Flags & Tips to Stay Safe (2010, National Cyber Security Alliance).

Microloans - The MicroLoan Program provides small loans to start-up, newly-established, or growing small businesses, in amounts up to $50,000. (SBA)

SBA : Small Business Administration - Provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. The SBA offers free online small business training on starting a business, managing a business, financing, contracting, and more; arranged by subject (registration required).

SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a nonprofit organization providing free expert counseling, advice, and mentoring services to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Self Employed & Independent Contractors - 'Do you want to be self-employed or an independent contractor? This page will discuss the many opportunities that are available to you and guide you to success in the small business world' (SBA). National Association for the Self-Employed audiovideo offers advice and resources for the self-employed and small business owner, covering taxes, finance, health care, and more; some resources are available only to members. For a brief overview, see Financial Responsibilities for the Self-Employed (Visa Inc.).

Small Business, Job & Career Video Seminars audiovideo - Free online video seminars for small business. (New York Public Library)

Small Business Toolkits - A collection of useful resources to help you run your business. Covers startup, finance, marketing, hiring, security, office management, and much more. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

StartUp Nation audio - Articles, podcasts, and other resources to help you start your business, grow your business, or market your invention. (By Rich & Jeff Sloan, authors / entrepreneurs.)

Tax Information : Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center - Tax forms, publications, and a wealth of information for self-employed and small businesses with assets under $10 million. (Internal Revenue Service)


Woman- and Minority-Owned Business

See also:
General Business News & Links
Local & State Business Resources
Computers & E-Business
Small Business Resources

Hot Topics : Women Executives and Career Tracks - 'Resources that discuss women executives' career choices; some target women who ''step out'' and ''step back in'' the corporate world.' Includes links to recent articles, video, & websites, plus a list of relevant books. (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Minority Business Development Agencynew - Business resources aimed at helping minority business owners start, finance, and manage a business (under the 'Education' tab), as well as tools for writing business plans, locating opportunities, and more (under the 'Tools' tab). (U.S. Department of Commerce)

Minority Business Entrepreneur - A magazine for minority and women business owners. Includes a Resource Directory (2012).

Minority-Owned Businesses - Information on federal government programs and services that help members of minority groups start their own businesses, as well as resources for financing, training and assistance. (Small Business Administration)

U.S. Black Chamber - 'An association of Black Chambers and nationwide small business associations committed to developing and growing Black enterprises.'

Women Entrepreneur - Articles, columns, blogs, and success stories for women business owners. Part of Entrepreneur.com.

Women-Owned Businesses - Practical information on starting, running, and growing a business, targeted to women business owners. (Small Business Administration)

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