commercial, general, financial, start-up, business plan, marketing plan, advice, articles
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Bank of America Small Business
commercial, financial, start-up, business plan, marketing plan, workshop or course, high-speed
Business Owners' Idea Café
commercial, general, advice, start-up, items for sale, business plan, marketing plan
Business Owners' Idea Café, "Marketing"
commercial, general, advice, articles, items for sale, marketing plan, marketing strategy, publication
commercial, general, advice, links, items for sale
Most of the links on this resource website will lead you to books published by Adams Publishing. Even if the purpose is to >encourage you to purchase their books, the site includes basic definitions and explanations.
CCH Business Toolkit
commercial, general, financial, start-up, business plan, marketing plan, links
commercial, general, advice, links, items for sale
IRS Small Business One-Stop Resource Center
government, taxes, start-up, workshop or course, forms
IRS "Starting a Business"
government, start-up, taxes, forms, advice general
IRS FAQ list
government, FAQ, general, employment, forms, links, advice
The 'Lectric Law Library Business Law Lounge
individual, legal, advice
general, marketing, advice, articles, items for sale
According to on site information, it is for MBA-marketing professionals, but information is both comprehensible and potentially valuable for others.
commercial, general, start-up, advice, articles
More Business.COM Info on (computer) consulting businesses
commercial, general, startup, advice, articles
commercial, general, startup, forms, advice
A clearinghouse for resources, this link will open at a page about corporations and incorporating.
My Own Business, Inc.
general, startup, forms, advice, links, courses
SBA Online Women's Business Center
government, general, business plan, marketing plan, advice, links
SBA: 10 Steps in Starting a New Business
Includes links to other resources
SCORE Links Page
not- for-profit, general, startup, forms, worksheets, advice, articles, dictionary, workshops or courses, Best Source
The Small Business Advisor
commercial, general, financial, startup, business plan, glossary
Small Business Notes
individual, general, advice, articles
Small Business Startup Guide
commercial, general, articles, advice
U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
government, marketing, advice, women/minority
A site offering marketing assistance and consultation and information about government contracts.
Marcia Yudin's Sample News Release Makeover
commercial, advice, publication
Read the release, then click on the link to see how Yudin recommends rewriting.
The Hartford (Insurance Group) , “Business Owner’s Playbook,”
Divides information into startup, growing and mature businessses and includes calculators and videos.
Karen Abarbanel & Bruce Friedman, Birthing the elephant : the woman's go-for-it! guide to overcoming the big challenges of launching a business
(Berkeley, Calif: 10-Speed Press, 2008)
Susan Brown, "Free Business Forms" Growing Your Biz http://growingyourbiz.co/free-business-forms/
US Small Business Administration, “How to Write a Business Plan” 8 Jan 2013 2:27min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMr_uLZV-eM
Businessgateway1 “What to Include in Your Business Plan” 2 October 2012 9:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G97lsGTSWkk
Investment Innovation “How to Write a Business Plan” 3 Feb 2013 2:03 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow3Qqc_XlR8
Also an overview. British Preparing A Business Profile
. Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Queensland, Australia. (July 2011) http://www.icnqld.org.au/media/documents/Preparing-a-Business-Profile.pdf
Professional Practice Marketing
Ilyse Benun, Marketing Mentor website. www.marketing-mentor.com
Ilyse Benun, Marketing Mentor Pinterest board (about productivity) https://pinterest.com/ilisebenun/productivity-for-creative-professionals/
Terri Zwierzynski, "Differentiation--Smart Marketing Strategies for the Solo Entrepreneur" www.evancarmichael.com/Marketing/958/Differentiation--Smart-Marketing-Strategies-for-the-Solo-Entrepreneur.html
commercial, general, marketing strategy SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
QUICK MBA, "SWOT Analysis" www.quickmba.com/strategy/swot/ Marketing Plans
Businesstown.com, "Marketing Plan for 'The Tool' Offered by Internet Tool Company, Inc. (ITC)" www.businesstown.com/marketing/plans-sample.asp
commercial, marketing plan, example
Knowthis.com, Marketing Plan Tutorials, marketing plan tutorial www.knowthis.com/tutorials/marketing/marketingplan1.htm
general, marketing plan
commercial, financial, marketing plan, links, items for sale
Morebusiness.com, Sample marketing plan www.morebusiness.com/templates_worksheets/bplans/printpre.brc
commercial, marketing plan, example News Releases, Information Packets & Publication
Luan Aten, "How To: Write a Press Release" www.lunareclipse.net/pressrelease.htm
Merry Bruns, "Writing the News Release" www.sciencesitescom.com/CASC/release.html
Businesstown.com, "Topics in Marketing: Publicity" www.businesstown.com/marketing/publicity.asp
general, advice, publication, publicity
Ehow.com. "How to Create a Press Kit" www.ehow.com/how_8794_create-press-kit.html
Dr. Randall Hansen, "Barebones Guide to Writing Successful Press Releases" www.randallshansen.com/prhowto.html
PRW, Press Release Writing www.press-release-writing.com/sample-press-release.htm
Writing and broadcasting service but useful information for free.
PRW, "10 Essential Tips to Ensure Your Press Release Makes the News" www.press-release-writing.com/10_essential_tips.htm
Karon Thackston, "Getting Free Publicity--How to Write aPress Release" pandecta.com/write_press_release.html
George Torok, "Get your name and message in the media" www.evancarmichael.com/Business-Coach/2700/Get-your-name-and-message-in-the-media.html
commercial, advice, publication, marketing
Nichole L. Torres, "Putting Together a Press Kit: If you're looking for publicity, a stellar press kit isn't optional--It's a must." www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/entrepreneursstartupsmagazine/2001/december/46660.html
general, advice, publication, publicity
E. Braunstein, "How to Get Media Publicity" http://www.barbarabrabec.com/HOMEBIZarticles/EBraunstein-MediaPublicity.htm
See also additional articles on Barbara Brabec's site
Marcia Yudin's Sample News Release Makeover (Commercial/consultant website) www.yudkin.com/sample3b.htm
commercial, advice, publication
Read the release, then click on the link to see how Yudin recommends rewriting. Marketing Strategy
Law Marketing Resources
Marketing Donut, “How to Market a Professional Practice”
general, marketing strategy, clients
CCH Business Owner's Toolkit, "Marketing Strategy"
commercial, general, marketing strategy
My Business Card
Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox: "Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design"
Mostly about adding search engines, visibility, etc.
Marketing ROI (Return on Investment)
Jennifer Beever, "Marketing Metrics: Tracking Return on Your Investment"
Management and Finance Links
Project Management Institute www.pmi.org
PMI is the foremost organization for project, program, and portfolio management.
a site for training in coding, web development and now business management (including project management)
Books about productivity/management/project managment
David Allen. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. New York: Penguin Books, 2014.
Scott Berkun. The Art of Project Management. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly, 2005.
Ron Cagle. Your Successful Project Management Career. New York: AMACOM, 2005.
Julie Carpenter. Project Management in Libraries, Archives and Museums: Working with Government and Other External Partners. Oxford: Chandos, 2010.
Allan R. Cohen and David L. Bradford. Influence Without Authority. (Second Edition). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams. (Third Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 2014.
Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister. Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects. New York, NY: Dorset House Publishing, 2003.
Roger Fisher and Alan Sharp. Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge. New York: HarperBusiness, 1998.
Roger Fisher and William L. Ury. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. (Third Edition). London: Random House, 2012.
David Garrett and Dan Bradbary. Herding Chickens: Innovative Techniques for Project Management. San Francisco: Harbor Light Press, 2005.
Harvard Business Review Press. Managing Projects. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press, 2014.
Gary Heerkens. Project Management: 24 Steps to Help You Master Any Project. New York: McGraw Hill, 2007.
Tom Kendrick. The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right. (Third Edition). New York: AMACOM/American Management Association, 2014.
Fergus O’Connell. What You Need to Know about Project Management. West Sussex, UK: Capstone Publishing, 2011.
David A. Schmaltz. The Blind Men and the Elephant: Mastering Project Work. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2003.
Accounting and Finance
American Institute of CPAs
not-for-profit, general, accounting, business
Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S number
How to Make Good Use of the Paper Your Accountant Gives to You (part 1) 13 June 2010
Selling Your Business
Robert Moment, "How to Sell Your Business" 2006
Access to worksheets requires registration
WSJ Guides, "Selling Your Professional Practice"
Business Sales Center
Has some short articles and "quizzes" that seem to include sound advice
Insurance Information Institute
not-for-profit, general, business, insurance
American Bar Association (ABA) Lawyer Locator
FindLaw--a website of legal (and other) resources owned by Thomson
commercial, legal, general, links, Best Source
Risk Assessment and Disaster Preparedness
Interactive Learning Paradigms Inc., MSDS Online
commercial, risk, advice, Best Source
NEDCC, Emergency Management Bibliography
not-for-profit, general, conservation, preservation, advice, risk
NEDCC Planning and Prioritizing
not-for-profit, general, conservation, advice, risk
OSHA Handbook for Small Businesses
government, risk, articles
OSHA Small Business Assistance
government, general, risk, links
SBA, "Be aware and prepare" Business Links
government, general, risk, links
Smithsonian Institution Disaster Preparedness document
government, not-for-profit, risk, advice, articles
Personality Type Awareness
Humanmetrics Personality test (a short-form version of Myers-Briggs)
commercial, other, personality, tests
Similar minds personality tests (Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, others)
individual, other, personality, tests, Best Source
Links to Other Topics
Miscellaneous Curriculum Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov
Website includes links to job descriptions, pay scales, employment projections, and other work-related data.
Bureau of Labor Statistics--BLS Guide to Evaluating Pay http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ocs/sp/ncbr0004.pdf
Includes an assessment tool for employee pay scales. This is not critical for a one-to-three person businesses, but may be helpful for larger firms.
Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, HBR Blog
posted 23 Mar 2012 How to Charge a Fee (Without Starting a Customer Rebellion)
MIT Sloan School of Management, Open Courseware, "15.834 Marketing Strategy, Spring 2003" http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-834-marketing-strategy-spring-2003/
not-for-profit, general, marketing strategy, university, Spanish, Portugese
SBA Entreprenurial Test www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/plan/getready/SERV_SBPLANNER_ISENTFORU.html
government, start-up, advice, test
US Patent and Trademark Office, FAQ www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/tmfaq.htm
government, marketing, start-up
The Writers Market www.writersmarket.com
Commercial, marketing, advice
Conservators in Private Practice, A Subgroup of the American Institute for Conservation http://cool.conservation-us.org/coolaic/sg/cipp/index.html
not-for-profit, organization, advice
General entrepreneurship, professional practice Dr. Jeff Cornwall, Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Launch A Faculty Project Course 32 lectures plus exercises. https://www.udemy.com/entrepreneurship-from-idea-to-launch/
General entrepreneurship, professional practice Jason Lawrence Nazar, “21 Golden Rules for Entrepreneurs“ 23 lectures https://www.udemy.com/21-golden-rules-for-entrepreneurs/
Lee Feldman, “What Lawyers Put in their Bios vs. What Clients Want” Bloomberg BNA Online published May 6 2015 https://bol.bna.com/what-lawyers-put-in-their-bios-vs-what-clients-want/
Megan Tolka, “Five Keys to Running a Successful Business, 15 April 2015 Fox Small Business: http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2015/04/15/5-keys-to-running-successful-business/
Articles (on the Web)
Findlaw, "Articles and Guides" smallbusiness.findlaw.com/moretopics/
commercial, legal, general, articles, advice, links
Rena Klein (RM Klein Consulting) rmkleinconsulting.com/educate/0.html
individual, general, business, advice, articles
R.M. Klein, "Making Chaos Work for You"
Originally published November 16, 2000 in Seattle Daily Journal www.rmklein.com
David Maister's Articles webpages http://davidmaister.com/articles
individual, general, business, articles
Virginia N. Naudé, "Contracts: Who's in Charge Here?" http://cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn20/wn20-1/wn20-109.html
not-for-profit, legal, financial, advice, contracts, CIPP
Poznak Law Firm Ltd. "Marketing professional services" www.poznaklaw.com/articles/marketprofessn.htm
general, marketing, advice
Cliff Ennico, "Set the Right Price for Your Product or Service" www.entrepreneur.com/money/moneymanagement/pricing/article62382.html
CoOL Search Engine (Conservation OnLine) http://cool.conservation-us.org/
nfp, general, articles
The CoOL website is an extraordinary database of information about all aspects of a conservation practice, including establishment, management, and growth. Use the search engine link above to locate Listserve discussions, newsletter articles, and other resources.
Books and articles not found on the Internet
Kathy Barker, At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator
(Cold Spring Harbor, NY: CSHL Press, 2002) www.cshlpress.com
individual, management, advice, items for sale
Joseph D'Agnese & Denise Kiernan, The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed: The Only Personal Finance System for People with Not-So-Regular Jobs
(New York: 3 Rivers Press, 2010)
Mike Figliuolo, One Piece of Paper
(San Francisco, CA: Josey Bass, 2011)
David Maister, Managing the Professional Service Firm
(New York: Free Press Paperbacks, 1993) www.davidmaister.com
individual, general, advice
Lon Safko, Social Media Bible
2nd ed. Hoboken, NY: John Wiley, 2010.
Online, video-based learning continues to explode daily-- not only YouTube, but also Udemy, CurrentTV, Vimeo, BigThink, and many more. There are MOOCs and other academia-based learning systems. Let us know which are most helpful to you!
Glossaries and Vocabularies
Carter McNamara, "Basic Definitions: Advertising, Marketing, Promotion, Public Relations and Publicity, and Sales" http://managementhelp.org/marketing/advertising/defined.htm
Finance Terminology For Beginners
Anzak Global Finance http://www.anzakglobalfinance.com/finance-terminology-for-beginners/
"General Resources" Business Essentials, Canadian 3rd Edition Pearson/Prentice Hall wps.prenhall.com/ca_ph_ebert_busess_3/0,6518,224378-,00.html
Glencoe Marketing Essentials Glossary www.glencoe.com/sec/busadmin/marketing/dp/food_mktg/gloss.shtml
Idea Café businessownersideacafe.com/business_ideas/business_bonding_ph1.html?C=83c110030d2a432b12546d8c516e5aa2
I-Square.com, "Glossary" www.isquare.com/glossary.cfm
IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed
government, financial, dictionary
Investorwords.com, a part of WebFinance Inc. www.investorwords.com
commercial, financial, dictionary, Best Source
The 'Lectric Law Library Legal Lexicon www.lectlaw.com/def.htm
individual, legal, dictionary
Monash University, "Marketing Virtual Library" www.buseco.monash.edu.au/mkt/dictionary/
Online Business Dictionary http://www.businessdictionary.com/
Small Business Administration Glossary www.sba.gov/node/13275
government, general, dictionary
Small Business Notes Glossary www.smallbusinessnotes.com/glossary.html
individual, general, dictionary
US Legal Forms definitions.uslegal.com Plus: Don't forget our FAIC OnLine Course Glossary!
FAIC Business Glossary
or found in the "Course Resources" folder within the FAIC OnLine courses