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http://www.allareacodes.com/nebraska.htm A quick resource to find the area code you are searching for.
http://www.bbr.unl.edu Bureau of Business Research
http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/pubs.htm U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis - statistical data of business activity on a monthly basis
http://www.bison.com Website provides the latest information on franchise opportunities and businesses for sale
http://www.biztoolkit.org Business Tools from James Hill Library
http://www.bootstrapaustin.org Bootstrap Process used in Austin to support bootstrap entrepreneurship
http://bulletproofbizplans.com/Ballpark Downloadable or available on CD-rom -- gives an estimated valuation for business - good planning tool
http://www.businessknowhow.com Interactive news letter for home office and small business owners - practical suggestions for starting or managing a small business - best practices from small business owners
http://census.gov Information on trends and population
http://www.cfra.org/marketplacehome Annual Nebraska Marketplace Conference for entrepreneur education and resources.
http://www.city-data.com/ Statistical Information on Cities across the U.S.
http://clearcommerce.com/eguide Guide to help merchants conduct business electronically
http://www.copyright.gov Library of Commerce Copyright Office for forms, info etc.
http://www.corporate.com For a small fee - this service will incorporate your business in any state
http://www.cpyinc.org Group that promotes youth voices in community activities
http://www.dnb.com/us/ Dun and Bradstreet website - access to reports on any US industry and marketing tools to help with research, prospect identification
http://www.doodle.com Tool for Scheduling Meetings
http://www.dreamit-doit.com/Nebraska Website to help young people identify what they are good at and pursue a career in Manufacturing
http://ecommercetimes.com Up to date information on trends, emerging technologies and legislation - including a section on small business
http://edwardlowe.org Edward Lowe Foundation - Resources for Entrepreneurs
http://www.ehow.com/run-a-business/ Useful information and tools on how to run a businesss
http://www.emarketer.com Online help for those interested in marketing via the internet
http://entrepreneurmag.com Free Downloadable Business forms, Chat Rooms, back issues of Entrepreneur Magazine
http://www.entrepreneurship.org Great Website for resources for Entrepreneurs -- latest events etc.
http://www.eonetwork.org Entrepreneur's Organization - membership organization to help business owners across the world
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/small-businesses-and-enforcement EPA's Small Business Compliance Policies - including info on waiver of penalties for onsite compliance assistance programs
http://esi.unl.edu Official Website for ESI
http://export.gov Foreign Market and Trade Data
http://www.extension.org/Entrepreneurship Cool Tools, Articles and Activities for Entrepreneurs and their Communities
http://www.extension.unl.edu/ The Left hand tab to "Entrepreneurship" offers articles and information for Entrepreneurs
http://www.fambiz.com Access to articles on Family Business Issues
http://www.freeconferencecall.com/ Sign up for free conference calling nationwide
http://www.ftc.gov/ Federal Trade Commission - disclosure rules regarding franchising
http://groups.google.com/group/misc.entrepreneurs/topics Online forum for discussion, debate and inquiries about entrepreneurship
http://fdncenter.org/index.html On Line clearinghouse for information on raising money from foundations
http://www.gale.com Info to facilitate start-up, development and growth of small businesses
http://www.headwaterseconomics.org Economic Profile System - can pull out County Demographics
http://www.ibridgenetwork.org/ Linking Ideas with Innovation
http://invent.org/ Enter your ideas into Competition for grants and prizes
http://www.irs.gov Downloadable tax forms and information for filing from IRS
http://www.kauffman.org Resources for Entrepreneurship/ Grants, Ideas Etc.
http://learnthenet.com User-friendly information on using search engines, e-commerce, tutorials and glossary of terms
http://www.legaldocs.com For a small fee you can prepare customized legal documents
http://www.locationone.com Economic Development Listing Site
http://logoyes.com Design quality professional looking logos for low cost
http://movebacktonebraska.com Opportunity Site for businesses interested in Nebraska
http://nase.org Natl. Assoc. For the Self Employed - help to obtain employee benefits, discounts on equipment, services etc.
http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/ Nebraska Business Development Center site for market research
http://www.nebraskaentrepreneur.com/ University of NE Entrepreneurship Website - resources listings
https://www.nebraska.gov/osbr/ Business Registration Website
http://www.nfib.org Natl. Federation of Independent Businesses - lobbying group and education information on free enterprise - bi-monthly publications
http://www.nolocast.com Podcasts and related legal information provided for consumers and small businesses
http://www.neded.org Official Website for Nebraska Dept. of Economic Development
http://sites.nppd.com/aedc/nedionline.asp Nebraska Public Power District Economic Development site for communities.
http://nxlevel.org On Line and In Class instruction on business management - such as the EDGE program
http://www.payroll-taxes.com On line source for information on how to run pay-roll, forms to use etc.
http://planningshop.com Business books, tools and resources for entrepreneurs
www.ponoko.com Will produce, for a reasonable amount, a prototype of your idea for use in obtaining financing or showcasing your product.
http://ptac.unomaha.edu/ Procurement assistance website
http://www.readytalk.com/ Register for Audio and Web Conferencing capabilities for your business
http://www.responsys.com Marketing Model to use for direct mail and mobile marketing
http://www.rmahq.org Risk Management Assoc. - info for customized research on top lending or risk issues
http://marketing.robinson.gsu.edu/marketing/centers/cmcs/index.htm Consumer trends among aging population
http://rocketcharged.com/cu-seeme Video Conferencing tools for net meetings
http://www.rupri.org Hometown Competitiveness website
http://ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/ Initiatives for Rural Nebraska - information on Grants Etc.
https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/sbdc Business Planning Process
http://www.standardandpoors.com Info on "players" and events impacting Industry
http://www.startup.wsj.com Wall Street Journal web site with info and advice on start up business
http://stats.bls.gov/ Information on Business, trade and economic info from the Federal Government
http://www.stopfakes.gov Information on Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
http://www.surveymonkey.com Free up to 100 survey responses; $19.95 per month for 1,000 responses and $200 per year for unlimited responses
http://www.switchboard.com/ Find businesses and telephone numbers using this handy website
http://www.teamsoft.com Free Demo - application to coordinate projects and optimize time management
http://www.the-dma.org Direct Marketing information from Direct Marketing Association
http://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org Need a zip code? Check out this site, it will help you find it.
http://www.usahomebusiness.com Nat'l Assoc of Home based Businesses - source of trade and business opportunities, management and marketing info
http://uspto.gov United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to research patents and trademarks
http://youthactivism.com Ways to activate and encourage youth in community projects and development
http://whatkidscando.org Information on Youth Driven projects; Mentors that Matter etc.
http://www.wikispaces.com Information on how you can create your own Wiki-space


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