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These links support the material in each chapter of Super Job Search IV.
Links for Part III A Business of Your Own Return to Chapter Menu
https://www.score.org/ SCORE's volunteers give freely of their time, energy and knowledge to help you succeed with your business. Make their site one of your very first stops after reading "A Business
of Your Own"
https://www.score.org/mentors SCORE provides you with personalized help with your entrepreneurial project, either in person or via e-mail. This is a fantastic way for you to get expert advice from professionals
who really want to help you and it is free
http://www.1and1.com/ A wide range of Internet services including registering your domain name, help in building your website and setting up your first virtual store at competitive prices
http://bea.gov/ U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. Complete economic data for the United States
http://www.stats.com STATS is one of the world's leading sports technology, data and content companies
http://www.bls.gov/ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/ North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) The standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying businesses for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data
http://www.dnb.com/ Dun & Bradstreet, world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses
https://www.facebook.com/ One of the largest social networks, connecting with friends and the world. Learn how to control your personal info first
http://factfinder2.census.gov/ Provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys
http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov/ Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic
http://goo.gl/gNxQMU Clearinghouse accounts to pass transactions from your shopping cart over to your bank account http://www.firstdata.com/smarticles/fi/home/payments-glossary.html
http://www.godaddy.com/ A wide range of Internet services including registering your domain name, help in building your website and setting up your first virtual store at very competitive prices
https://www.google.com/alerts Free service to provide alerts. Great for monitoring what's going on with your site or business or you name it
https://support.google.com/trends Search for a term on Trends; you will see a graph below the term showing its popularity over time
http://www.grants.gov/ Grants.gov is your place to find and apply for federal grants
http://hootsuite.com/ An excellent social media management tool
http://www.hoovers.com/ An excellent company research database with executive contact information. Limited free use
http://goo.gl/lp3JGg For detailed information on how to put together a focus group, see this excellent report prepared at Duke University http://assessment.aas.duke.edu/documents/How_to_
Conduct_a_Focus_Group.pdf
http://www.leandomainsearch.com Find a great available domain name for your website in seconds
https://www.lendingclub.com/ A creative way to get a loan that boasts lower interest rates than most banks and credit card companies. Always do loan shopping first
http://nber.org/ The National Bureau of Economic Research resources
http://www.paperdirect.com/ An inexpensive means of getting short- and long-run design brochure paper with matching stationery
http://www.pewresearch.org/ An outstanding free site with detailed reports covering world issues with numbers, facts and trends. Subscribe today
http://prosper.com/ Personal loans with low fixed rates and no hidden fees. Always do loan shopping first
http://www.rackspace.com/ A global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of the open-source operating system for the cloud. An outstanding low-cost resource for your website or app. Highly competent techs 24/7
http://www.register.com/ A fast way to see if a domain name is available
http://rmahq.org/home Risk Management Association (RMA) Annual Statement Studies (available at libraries orat rmahq.org/)
http://www.sba.gov/ For SBA-Guaranteed Loans. These loans are made by banks, but a percentage of the loan is guaranteed by the Small Business Administration
http://www.sec.gov/ Check out the SEC Education/Publications of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission site for a better understanding of what business is all about
https://www.surveymonkey.com Big brands, startups, educators, HR directors, and more, use SurveyMonkey online surveys to get the answers—and results—they need for campaigns, events, and projects, big and
small
http://www.thesearchenginelist.com/ A comprehensive list of search engines
https://twitter.com/ Twitter is a dynamic global online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters.
http://usnpl.com/ A great site to connect with newspapers magazines, radio/TV and news circles
 
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