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URL Description A quick resource to find the area code you are searching for. Bureau of Business Research U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis - statistical data of business activity on a monthly basis Website provides the latest information on franchise opportunities and businesses for sale Business Tools from James Hill Library Bootstrap Process used in Austin to support bootstrap entrepreneurship Downloadable or available on CD-rom -- gives an estimated valuation for business - good planning tool 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 Information on trends and population Annual Nebraska Marketplace Conference for entrepreneur education and resources. Statistical Information on Cities across the U.S. Guide to help merchants conduct business electronically Library of Commerce Copyright Office for forms, info etc. For a small fee - this service will incorporate your business in any state Group that promotes youth voices in community activities Dun and Bradstreet website - access to reports on any US industry and marketing tools to help with research, prospect identification Tool for Scheduling Meetings Website to help young people identify what they are good at and pursue a career in Manufacturing Up to date information on trends, emerging technologies and legislation - including a section on small business Edward Lowe Foundation - Resources for Entrepreneurs Useful information and tools on how to run a businesss Online help for those interested in marketing via the internet Free Downloadable Business forms, Chat Rooms, back issues of Entrepreneur Magazine Great Website for resources for Entrepreneurs -- latest events etc. Entrepreneur's Organization - membership organization to help business owners across the world EPA's Small Business Compliance Policies - including info on waiver of penalties for onsite compliance assistance programs Official Website for ESI Foreign Market and Trade Data Cool Tools, Articles and Activities for Entrepreneurs and their Communities The Left hand tab to "Entrepreneurship" offers articles and information for Entrepreneurs Access to articles on Family Business Issues Sign up for free conference calling nationwide Federal Trade Commission - disclosure rules regarding franchising Online forum for discussion, debate and inquiries about entrepreneurship Info to facilitate start-up, development and growth of small businesses Economic Profile System - can pull out County Demographics Linking Ideas with Innovation Enter your ideas into Competition for grants and prizes Downloadable tax forms and information for filing from IRS Resources for Entrepreneurship/ Grants, Ideas Etc. For a small fee you can prepare customized legal documents Economic Development Listing Site Design quality professional looking logos for low cost Opportunity Site for businesses interested in Nebraska Natl. Assoc. For the Self Employed - help to obtain employee benefits, discounts on equipment, services etc. Nebraska Business Development Center site for market research University of NE Entrepreneurship Website - resources listings Business Registration Website Natl. Federation of Independent Businesses - lobbying group and education information on free enterprise - bi-monthly publications Podcasts and related legal information provided for consumers and small businesses Official Website for Nebraska Dept. of Economic Development Nebraska Public Power District Economic Development site for communities. On Line and In Class instruction on business management - such as the EDGE program On line source for information on how to run pay-roll, forms to use etc. Business books, tools and resources for entrepreneurs Will produce, for a reasonable amount, a prototype of your idea for use in obtaining financing or showcasing your product. Procurement assistance website Register for Audio and Web Conferencing capabilities for your business Marketing Model to use for direct mail and mobile marketing Risk Management Assoc. - info for customized research on top lending or risk issues Consumer trends among aging population Video Conferencing tools for net meetings Hometown Competitiveness website Initiatives for Rural Nebraska - information on Grants Etc. Business Planning Process Info on "players" and events impacting Industry Wall Street Journal web site with info and advice on start up business Information on Business, trade and economic info from the Federal Government Information on Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Free up to 100 survey responses; $19.95 per month for 1,000 responses and $200 per year for unlimited responses Find businesses and telephone numbers using this handy website Free Demo - application to coordinate projects and optimize time management Direct Marketing information from Direct Marketing Association Need a zip code? Check out this site, it will help you find it. Nat'l Assoc of Home based Businesses - source of trade and business opportunities, management and marketing info United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to research patents and trademarks Ways to activate and encourage youth in community projects and development User-friendly information on using search engines, e-commerce, tutorials and glossary of terms Information on Youth Driven projects; Mentors that Matter etc. Information on how you can create your own Wiki-space


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