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List of Websites for Business Research

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Categories Business Law Business Business Business Business Business Law Law Law Law Law

Sub Categories Employment IP Legal Documents Legal Documents Library Patents

Website www.dol.gov/elaws www.aipla.org www.legalzoom.com www.jtnoel.com/llc/workshop.zip www.lawlib.state.ma.us/auto.html www.espacenet.com

Basic Web Information Employment laws for workers and small businesses Leads and serves a diverse IP community by enhancing knowledge and shaping the future of IP law Helps you create legal documents over the internet Downloadale Free Legal Forms Library of Massachusetts laws that involve automobiles Europe's network of patent databases Professional association of independent registered patent attorneys and the Tri-Town Businesstrademark, copyrightgrow related business Join specializes in patent, Association to help and and develop the and government contract matters, such as licenses business community of Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett. Through job fairs, internships and projects coordinated with Helps consumers and businesses maintain an ethical marketplace instructors we can encourage growth of our local economy and stimulatenetworking andstudents to become part of it. During the interest of referrals Business filings, registration and search MA corporations, and a Business meeting there is an opportunity to network and to learn in a variety checking a MA business name. of topics from a guest speaker. Check our website for more information on meetings, speakers and events.

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Patents Better Business Business Business

www.patentpending.com www.bbb.org www.bni.com http://www.sec.state.ma.us/COR/coridx.htm

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www.tri-town-business.org Non-profit organization dedicated to aiming in the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide Identifies, protects, represents and advances the economic and social interests of consumers and workers Not-for-profit association, ISM offers a wide range of educational products and programs Innovative not-for-profit organization with a mission to foster the full participation of women in entrepreneurship and as accelerators of high-growth companies Not for profit organization, dedicated to providingbusiness ownerswith useful information, advice, business support and resources in association with local authorities, enterprise agancies, support networksand private enterprise CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders working to ensure U.S. prosperity Global nonprofit membership organization for everyone involved in creating and managing business knowledge Provides incorporation services nationwide A statewide trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting the retail industry through government relations and money-saving benefits for our members. Dues-supported, non-profit, nonpartisan employers' association dedicated to improving the Commonwealth's economic climate The nation's oldest bipartisan advocate for small businesses Site to buy barcodes for products Local Biotech info Blog tips to help you make money blogging Blogs about business Offers books on regional-interest subjects, business and management, training, and science and technology News and tips for developers by developers Social networking site for business connections and contacts One stop shop including writing tips and sample business plans Contains information on starting and running a small business Sample Business Plans (SBANE) is a nonprofit organization established in 1938 to promote and protect small businesses Helping people find the business assistance they need and helpful business related website links. Business plan consulting Articles and tips on how to start/manage a business Business plan software Free marketing plans for business Includes helpful business checklists on topics such as healthcare, growing a business and financial planning Helps small businesses with starting a business plan Advice for starting and operating a small or home based business Resource gallery for marketing disciplines. Search engine to find businesses that are for sale Worked nationally providing business owners with valuable confidential resources in selling or locating investors Matching qualified buyers with quality business Census data Helps small businesses with communicating and collaboration tools Provides independent corporate governance research and analysis to enable their clients to enhance value Issues credit cards to small businesses Free credit report and FICO score Sell compiled lists and response lists from multiple sources

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Business Solutions Consumer Education

www.score.org www.natlconsumersleague.org www.ism.ws

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Entrepreneurs

www.wtc-sf.org

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General General Global Business Reference

www.bestforbusiness.com www.compete.org www.scip.org www.corporate.com

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Retail

www.retailersma.org

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Small Business Small Business Barcodes Biotechnology Blog Blog Books Builders Bus. Social Network Busines Plans Busines Plans Busines Plans Business Business Business Business Business Business

www.aimnet.org www.nsbu.org www.buyabarcode.com www.MassBio.org www.problogger.com www.technorati.com www.gulfpub.com www.builder.com www.linkedin.com www.bplans.com www.toolkit.cch.com www.businessplans.org/businessplans.html www.sbane.org www.smallbusinesshelpdirectory.com www.bizplanit.com www.entrepreneur.com www.jian.com www.marketitright.com www.morebusiness.com www.smallbusinessplanguide.com www.isquare.com http://www.coremetricsgallery.com/ www.bizbuysell.com www.freeman-assoc.com www.mergernetwork.com www.epodunk.com www.hotoffice.com www.thecorporatelibrary.com www.advanta.com www.myfico.com www.caldwell-list.com

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Business Plan Business Plan Business Plan Business Plan Buy & Sell Businesses Buy & Sell Businesses Buy & Sell Businesses Census data Communication Corporate Credit Credit Report Database

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Database Database Database Database Database Database Database Database Demographics Demographics Demographics Directory Disabilities Act Documents E-Commerce E-Commerce Economic Dev.

"Dun & Bradstreet maintains the world's largest business database containing information on more than 100 million businesses www.smallbusiness.dnb.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SmbHome?storeId=10001 worldwide including 38 million in the United States." www.priorartdatabase.com www.kompass.com www.loc.gov www.melissadata.com/lookups www.secinfo.com www.thomasnet.com www.wefeelfine.com www.epodunk.com www.factfinder.census.gov www.city-data.com/ www.yp.lycos.com www.adata.org www.scribd.com www.allbusiness.com www.ccnow.com www.massbedrock.org Free web-index of documents published by IP.com's Prior Art Database Directory of domestic and international business profiles Has a wealth of information available and brings a universal collection of knowledge and creativity Free Lookups businesses, ZIP codes, etc. Database of companies and transactions Directory of U.S. and Canadien manufacturers Displays data in a number of clever formats to show how the world is feeling at a given moment The Power of Place, identifies demographic and info on towns/cities "Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data" Detailed information by regions Directory of U.S. companies with websites Provides Americans with Disabilities Act information for small businesses Like youtube.com, but for documents Online media and e-commerce company that operates one of the premier business sites on the Web "CCNow is a secure online retailer that bridges the gap between shopping online and selling online. " Provides high quality information about business and economic development in Massachusetts

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List of Websites for Business Research Helps build the communities of the Commonwealth by stimulating economic development "Devoted to building the wealth and enhancing the physical, economic and social well-being of greater Boston" Implementing and strengthening national programs that assist the economic development of Hispanic firms Advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle income countries Moody's Economy.com, a division of Moody's Analytics, is a leading independent provider of economic analysis, data, and forecasting and credit risk services. Nonprofit research institute that develops risk management education and training resources for local governments, school districts, small businesses, nonprofits and others Committed to developing and publishing usable, educational and inspirational media to help entrepreneurs succeed at business Helps to develop an Elevator Speech-Elevator Pitch Builder website. Step by step process and help. Comprehensive online resource center for small businesses and entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship education adjunct of the federal Education Resources and Information Clearinghouse system Training and information for entrepreneurs and women Helps entrepreneurs with their business Small business and small business information for the entrepreneur Provides resources and tools you need to become a successful entrepreneur Resources and advice for entreperneurs Online community of entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide Resources for entrepreneurs Represents the collective interest of its members by promoting, informing, supporting and continuously improving the SBDC network, which delivers nationwide educational assistance to strengthen small/medium business management, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies A membership organization that supports women CEO's, entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives by helping them grow their businesses and careers Energy saving tips for small businesses Business portal for executives created by a busy executive Commonly referred to as the Bible of Exporting, is currently being used throughout the U.S. and in 72 foreign countries Good resource for information, links and personal counseling on issues related to exporting and international trade Helps U.S. businesses export goods A site that does file conversions as a hosted system, send a file and tell them what you want it converted to Corporate restructure and turnaround Associates and allied network of professionals include CPAs (Certified Public Accountants), CBIs (Certified Business Intermediaries) and marketing experts skilled in assisting ownerswith maximizing the sale price of their company in a strictly confidential manner World leader in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions Over 4,000 sources for business financing Edgeware Analytics serves the small business lending market. Your source for locating the loans that you need Source to find and apply for federal government grants Addresses the "capital gap" for the start-up and expansion of earlystage technology companies operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Economic Dev. Economic Dev. Economic Dev. Economic Dev.

www.massdevelopment.com www.nuestracdc.org www.ushcc.com www.tda.gov

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Economy

www.moodyseconomy.com

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Education

www.riskinstitute.org/peri

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Education Education Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs

www.smbtn.com www.alumni.hbs.edu/careers/pitch/ www.all-biz.com www.celcee.edu www.cweboston.org www.entrepreneurship.org www.inc.com www.nase.com www.startupnation.com www.thefunded.com www.venturecapital.org

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Entrepreneurs

www.asbdc-us.org

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Entrepreneurs Environmental Executives Exporting

www.commonwealthinstitute.org www.mass.gov/envir/ www.ceoexpress.com www.exportinstitute.com

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Exporting Exporting File Conversion Finance

www.exportsbdc.org www.export.gov www.zamzar.com www.corporateturnaround.com

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Financial

www.abcbizsales.com

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Financial Financial Financial Financial Financial

www.aig.com www.businessfinance.com www.ew-a.com www.govloans.gov www.grants.gov

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Financial Financial Financial

www.mtdc.com

www.mastercardbusiness.com/assets/brochure/smallbiz/manage_cash_flow.pdf The small business owner's guide to financial control www.seedcorp.com Non-profit corporation certified by the United States Small Business Administration A private, nonprofit organizationthat provides microloans and other financial services to low and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank credit for their small businesses.
Insurance, risk management, wealth management services. Technology insurance. Special risk.

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Financial Financial Financial

www.accionusa.org http://hubinternational.com/main_content.aspx?id=32 http://www.tinsr.com

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Financial (Banking)

www.wellsfargo.com/biz

Diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 11,000 stores, 12,359 ATMs, the internet and other distribution channels across North America and internationally Provides a full range of investment banking and financial advisory services to emerging growth and established privately-held and publicly-traded companies Angel networks Connecting Specialty Food Processors, Suppliers, Distributors, Brokers and Retailers Provides education, networking opportuinites, publicity and technical assistance for members Advice on opening up a food service business "Strives to ensure a safe and wholesome food supply in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"

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Financial (Banking) Financing Food Food Food and Drug Food and Drug

www.westlakesecurities.com www.angelcapitalassociation.org www.specialtyfoodresource.com www.msfa.net www.foodservice.com www.mass.gov/dph/fpp

Food Biz Startup is an on-line community for food entrepreneurs who are engaged in the thinking, launching or growing phases of business development. At its core, Food Biz Startup supports the food entrepreneur in developing a commercial-ready product with to-thepoint resource information. Business Resource Food Entrepreneurs http://www.foodbizstartup.net Provides information that will help small businesses determine what insurable exposures they encounter in doing business overseas Provides the premier forum for American and British executives to address common interests and needs together

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Foreign

www.assistyourinternationalrisk.org

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Foreign

www.babcne.org

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Franchise News Journal franchisees and small biz owners share news to prosper and amuse Business Resource Business Resource Franchise Franchise http://www.bluemaumau.org/ www.franchiseopportunities.com

Directory of franchise and business opportunities Work with franchisors to benchmark and improve their performance; with franchisees, to help them assess opportunities, and with suppliers of all kinds to market to and provide services for every franchise company Franchise directory Registry and directory of franchises Helps consumers avoid fraud Find freelancers, professionals and contract workers for hire

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Franchise Franchise Franchise Fraud Freelancers

www.frandata.com www.franchise.org www.franchiseregistry.com www.fraud.org www.guru.com

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http://entrepreneur.meetup.com/674/ www.sbdcnet.org www.smallbusinessedge.com www.forbes.com

Revolve Nation's Boston Entrepreneur Group invites you to network with the largest community of entrepreneurs in Boston. The Revolve Nation Boston Entrepreneurs group allows you to access rich programming and events, with special panels, large networking groups, seminars, etc. Revolve Nations is put on by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and is focused on sharing value and creating community. Extensive industry and business Small Business Edge.com Leadership, entrepreneurship, etc Global sourcing and services company who acquires and develops lower mid-market enterprises that can leverage our asset-lite supply chain andproven operating system to design, develop and market consumer and commercial products to large, fragmented and underserved markets Turns statistics that track unique visitors, where they go, and how long they stay in a site into a real time graphical representation that looks like a city of buildings
Debt settlement services.

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General

www.iplex.com

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www.visitorville.com http://professionaldebtsettlementservices.com/

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www.smallbizmanager.com http://www.VistaPrint.com http://cobelcommunications.com/

SmallBizManager reviews, screens and recommends "best of breed" business services and products for all your business needs Business card creation and supplies. Road map to doing business virtually a nonprofit organization committed to helping people succeed in business. The course is presented by successful business owners who point out the common, avoidable mistakes. U.S. Governments offical website for small businesses Assists businesses in selling products and services to the federal government Lists internet resources of federal government agencies GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate Independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense" State policies and politics, updated daily Non-hazardous wastewater disposal company Information on healthcare reform The international trade and transportation portal for Connecticut, includes information and links to a wide range of resources relating to importing, exporting and business-to-business commerce between Connecticut and the world Helps small businesses with importing and exporting goods in and out of the United States Helps companies throughout the Commonwealth to achieve success in global markets through a statewide network of international trade professionals Competetive intelligence resource index Profiles large, mostly public companies Research Innovation activities in MA Provides tips and advice on insurance for small business owners Small business insurance center Informative guide to small business Business membership organization fostering networking betweem New England companies involved in international trade Independent supplier (broker) of both domestic USA and international business-to-business and professional marketing lists to clients throughout America and in more than 25 countries around the world Twitter Search Not-for-profit corporation providing leadership, support and services to inventor support groups and independent inventors "Promotes the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries" Book provides some useful information for inventors (and prospective inventors) but it is also both an advertisement for and an offer of services Professional Surplus Inventory Liquidator, providing Manufacturers, Retailers, and Corporate Accounts with turnkey alternatives for disposing of various types of inventory "The Source of Business Surplus" We buy and sell all types of closeouts including discontinued housewares, giftwares, toys, clothing, sporting goods, and hardware. Facilitates the exchange of excess inventory between companies and nonprofit organizations Specialized agency of United Nations that is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international IP system Comprehensive industry information guide to aid job seekers. Workface consulting, research, evaluations and training World's leading provider of online legal information and Internet marketing solutions for law firms Free legal advice in over 100 different law topics Vision is to improve the leadership and decision making skills of business and government executives around the world Small business legal center

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General Government Government Government

http://myownbusiness.org/ www.business.gov www.fedmarket.com www.fedworld.gov

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Government

www.gsa.gov

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Government Government Policies Hazardous Waste Healthcare

www.nsf.gov www.stateline.org www.wrenvironmental.com www.mass.gov/nationalhealthreform)

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Importing /Exporting Connecticut Importing/Exporting

www.portconnecticut.com www.exim.gov

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Importing/Exporting Industry Industry Industry research Innovation Insurance Insurance Insurance

www.mass.gov/export www.ciseek.com www.hoovers.com www.bizinfolibrary.org www.mitx.org www.insureonline.org/smallbusiness www.sb.thehartford.com www.businessinsurance.org/

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International Trade

www.gbane.org

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International Trade Internet

www.greatlists.com www.search.twitter.com

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Inventors

www.uiausa.org

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Inventors

www.uspto.gov

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Inventors

www.willitsell.com

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Inventory Inventory

www.excessi.com www.liquidation.com

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Inventory Inventory

www.merchandiseusa.com www.naeir.com

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IP Job Seekers Jobs Law Law

www.wipo.int http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgi_index.htm www.commcorp.org www.findlaw.com www.freeadvice.com

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Leasership Legal

www.bettermanagement.com www.nfib.com/tabid/86/Default.aspx

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Legal Legal

www.nolo.com www.osha.gov

Legal help that can find lawyers, law books, legal documents, etc. Includes standards, interpretations and field inspection reference manual Provides business, consumer, medical, e-mail and speciality prospecting lists to both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike National network with hundreds of specialists who understand the needs of manufacturers Expert in the development of electronic newsletters, and helps clients significantly increase sales by showing them how to build on their existing relationships. Templates for e-newsletters Marketing tips and advice to get your company out in the world Tools, motivation and tips on how to sell For marketing, marketing research, advertising, sales and more World's largest and continuously updated collection of market research Tips on how signs can help a small business Provides a comprehensive marketing plan to recover the maximum value of your assets Tips on marketing a small business in a small town Offers web hosting, merchant solutions, advertising options and other resources Creative marketing solutions; effective strategies for attracting customers and clients Sales and Marketing Solutions Internet / inbound marketing Faster, safer way to pay and get paid online National Business News Boston newspaper that only prints articles about business Publicly-funded website and weekly newsletter serving California, the nation, and the world National Business News Magazine is dedicated to the small and growing business Contains information from the powerful editorial resources of The Wall Street Journal, the world's leading business publication, as well as WSJ.com, industry experts and StartupJournal's editorial team Gathers and publicizes information about nonprofit organizations Japan Patent Office Worlds leading source for online patent and trademark information Free e-mail publication for people interested in patents Decision support software for strategic patent portfolio management Recognize bookkeeping as a profession and bookkeepers as professionals Payroll tax services, human resources, 401(k) and benefit administration Payroll software online, free payroll tax calculator and small business tips Selling of high quality photos at competitive prices Affordable press releases and public relations services Includes tips on running a small business and is designed to increase your productivity by getting you essential information as quickly and easily as possible
Free online storage and document sharing Project management, collaboration, and task software Software Project Management, Git, and Subversion Hosting

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Lists Manufacturing

www.hdml.com www.mep.nist.gov

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Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Marketing Merchant Services News News News News News

www.bluepenguindevelopment.com www.constantcontact.com www.gmarketing.com www.justsell.com www.knowthis.com www.marketresearch.com www.whatsyoursignage.com www.retailing.com www.smalltownmarketing.com www.smallbusiness.yahoo.com www.yudkin.com www.zapdata.com www.hubspot.com www.paypal.com www.bizjournals.com www.boston.bizjournals.com www.lii.org www.nbia.org www.tsbj.com

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News Non-Profit Patents Patents Patents Patents Payroll Payroll Payroll Photos PR

www.startupjournal.com www.guidestar.org www.jpo.go.jp www.micropatent.com www.patentalert.com www.patentcafe.com www.aipb.org www.paychex.com www.surepayroll.com www.mira.com www.getpress.com

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Productivity Productivity Productivity Productivity PTAC PTAC

www.entreworld.org www.officelive.com www.basecamphq.com http://unfuddle.com/ www.globalpg.com www.onvia.com

Training firm with a focus on international procurement Federal, State and Government Bids and RFPs Guides Massachusetts businesses through the government procurement process and provides information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace Pioneering the use of crowd sourcing to resolve R&D problems for large organizations Leading global commercial real estate investment company Helps you find websites to help your business expand or relocate Businesses for sale and real estate Research "To support, promote and enhance the food and beverage industry in Massachusetts for the benefit of both our members and the public." "Lead Americas restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve" News leader of the foodservice industry Restaurant accounting advice Soup to nuts information on restaurants Salary ranges Serves as a resource providing timely, relevant research, web-based information, and training to SBDC counselors and their small business clients Free resources of small business information Small Business ideas and resources for starting a small business Business partner network This site is particularly loaded with all kinds of valuable links to small business interest topics such as Franchising, Business Plans and Patents Dedicated to building innovated solutions that you and your business need to grow and prosper vital info on small businesses "Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed" Assists small business owners to understand the rules and regulations the Department administers social networking of tweeting to followers, large scale texting network Collaboration software, virtual office software for small businesses Home and business 2009 software Business economic data Performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Has business tax information, publications and forms Provides tax and management guidance to small and medium sized businesses and their owners Programs that use tax incentives from state and Federal Government for businesses that use renewables Premier business and technology research portal

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PTAC R&D Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Research

www.msbdc.org/ptac www.innocentive.com www.gesmallbusiness.com www.massachusettssitefinder.com www.loopnet.com www.findingdulcinea.com

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Restaurants

www.marestaurantassoc.org

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Restaurants Restaurants Restaurants Restaurants Salaries

www.restaurant.org www.nrn.com www.restaurantreport.com/features/ft_inventory.html www.anything4restaurants.com/ http://www.accountemps.com/SalaryCenter

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SBDC Small Biz Small Biz Small Biz

www.sbdcnet.org www.bizmove.com www.bizcoach.org www.businesspartners.com

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www.howstuffworks.com www.infousa.com www.manta.com www.sba.gov/index.html www.dol.gov/osbp/sbrefa/main.htm www.twitter.com www.office.com www.quicken.com/small_business www.youreconomy.org

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Tax Tax Tax Tax Incentives Technology

www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml www.irs.gov www.smbiz.com www.masstech.org/renewableenergy/business.html www.brint.com/links

List of Websites for Business Research Dawnbreaker is a professional services firm providing commercialization assistance to advance technology firms and their investors Comprehensive site providing information on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources Daily articles on technology that can help your small business "Committed to providing knowledge, education and other supportive resources that enable existing small and mid-sized businesses, emerging entrepreneurs and local/state leaders to innovate and succeed." On-line guide to small business technology Voicemail like email, call routing, voicemail transcription, and more. All for free.
Business phone services. Local and long distance phone service.

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Technology

www.dawnbreaker.com

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Technology

www.sbriworld.com

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Technology Technology

www.scicentral.com www.smallbiztechnology.com

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Technology Technology Telephone Telephone Telephone

www.sbtdc.org www.smallbusinesscomputing.com http://voice.google.com http://www.8x8.com/ http://www.vonage.com/

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Trade Trade Trade Trademark Transportation VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC Web Web

www.mac.doc.gov www.stat-usa.gov www.nelabc.org www.trademark.com www.massport.com www.venturereporter.net www.fundingpost.com www.garage.com www.nvca.org www.vcfodder.com www.vcaonline.com www.ventureexchangenetwork.com www.vfinance.com www.globalhosting.com www.hostcentric.com

Identifies and overcomes trade barriers, resolves trade policy issues, and ensures that our trading partners fully meet their obligations under our trade agreements Great source for information on international trade Non-profit organization actively striving to link businesses in New England with others throughout Latin America The most powerful trademark clearance, research, and monitoring resource Develops, promotes and manages airports, seaports and transportation infrastructure in Massachusetts Provides essential, targeted information for specializd markets Connects angel and venture capital investors with entrepreneurs Seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund Premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry Resources and advice about venture capital for entrepreneurs Online marketplace for the venture capital and private equity industry Provide funding and investing for small, startup businesses in the health and technology industries Directory of venture capital firms, angel investors and sample business plan templates World leader in web hosting, managed hosting, and dedicated server solutions Provides customers with outstanding, affordable shared hosting solutions Created for small to medium-sized business webmasters that needed easy, affordable, self-service, web tools to help run high-quality business websites Designed to cover the world of Internet research Improve your rankings, traffic, and profits through search engine optimization Complete Web hosting resource. It combines years of experience and proprietary technology to give small business owners, developers, Webmasters, and e-commerce businesses the most comprehensive, up-to-date information and tools available Global leader in hosting Web hosting, dedicated servers and domain names Created to encourage the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses Unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the market Bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners State agency helping promote the development of minority, womenowned businesses enterprises and non-profit organizations Dedicated to accelerating women's access to equity through forums, Supports and publicizes creative women in business markets product displays, mutual links and joint advertising Pioneering financial institution for women, by women Helping women entrepreneurs start, build and grow their own businesses Comprehensive resource into Massachusetts workers' compensation Operates employment service programs, the Workforce Training Fund and administers the Unemployment Insurance Program Leader in virtual officing solutions, provides assistance and workspace to help your small business expand An International website featuring up to date world Internet Usage, Population Statistics and Internet Market Research Data, for over 233 individual countries and world regions. Web's leading aggregator of financial rate information, offering an unparalleled depth and breadth of rate data and financial content Initiative of colleges and foundations such as UMASS and the Grinspoon Foundation "Helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability" Resource center includes links to sites in a number of subject areas including finance and venture capital, legal information, publications and associations Provides payroll and business solutions for businesses with fewer than 50 employees A platform to find worldwide businesses and business partners among importers, exporters, traders and distributors

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Web Web Web

www.netmechanic.com www.researchbuzz.com www.seobook.com

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Web Web Website Women and Minority

www.tophosts.com www.verio.com www.hostway.com www.mbda.gov

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Women and Minority

www.nawbo.org

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Women and Minority

www.nwbc.gov

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Minority Minority Minority Minority

www.somwba.state.ma.us www.springboardenterprises.org www.theswitchboards.com www.wfn.com www.wvf-ny.org www.wcribma.org/mass/default.aspx

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Women and Minority Workers' Comp

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Workforce Training Workspace

www.detma.org www.intelligentoffice.com

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World Statistics

www.internetworldstats.com

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Financial College/Foundation

www.bankrate.com www.entrenetwork.com

Education

General

www.achieve.org

Financial Financial

General Payroll

www.edwardlowe.org www.ebs.apd.com

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