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These are some of the best sites we know for getting the best and current information which you can use personally or in your business.  Also, included are links which have valuable accounting and tax information. Just click on any of the main categories to go to the list of links for that category.

 

Computers and Office Supplies

 

 

1800Batteries

If you have a battery-powered device, you can find replacement batteries here. Order batteries for cell phones, handheld devices, notebook PCs and more. 1-800-Batteries stocks some hard-to-find batteries, and also sells related equipment such as AC adapters, auto and in-flight adapters, and docking units.

 

 

 

BidFind
Search more than 170 auction sites for the products you want to buy. You can pick one of the dozens of product categories, or use a keyword search to find what you need. The search returns all the products up for auction within the category, along with current bidding information. A click on the desired item delivers you to the auction site.

 

 

 

BizRate.com
Take the jitters out of shopping online. Type in the name of the online merchant you are considering and BizRate will tell you how past customers rate the site. Merchants get an overall rating; detailed ratings are also offered in 10 categories, including selection, ease of ordering, price, on-time delivery and customer support.

 

 

 

Bottomdollar.com
Billing itself as "The Shopping Search Engine," Bottomdollar lets you search for office products available online. The results are shown in a listing you can sort by site or price. Click on the Details button to go to the offering site, read more about the product and buy it.

 

 

 

BT Office Products International
In addition to a range of office products, furniture and supplies, this full-service distributor features ergonomic and socially responsible products. You search by category, manufacturer, model or keyword. Product descriptions are detailed and include photos, and all items are cross-referenced to the appropriate pages in the BT catalog.

 

 

 

Furniture ReSolutions International
This is the place to buy or sell used office furniture. The site offers a rent-to-buy option, and can help your company relocate by buying your existing furniture and supplying furniture for your new site. New products are also available.

 

 

 

Great American Office Online
You can order discount office supplies and products quickly by entering a quantity directly in the search results list. The number of items in your shopping cart and their total cost are always displayed; at any time, you can remove items, change quantities or quickly add an item by catalog or model number.

 

 

 

iPrint.com
Take care of your business printing needs at iPrint.com, where you can buy a variety of business stationery products such as business cards, labels, forms, letterhead, stamps-even promotional products such as T-shirts and golf balls. You design your stationery online using customizable templates. You can even add your company logo or other graphics.

 

 

 

NetMarket
NetMarket claims to offer 800,000 brand-name products at discount prices. Select from the category list, search for a product or use Haggle Zone to do some real-time bargaining with NetMarket merchants for items in selected categories.

 

 

 

Office Depot
At this site, you can search the large inventory of office products, purchase them with a credit card or COD, and get free next-day delivery for orders over $50. As you shop, you can see the current total price of your purchases and shipping charges in a banner at the top of the page. Create Custom Shopping Lists for products you order regularly and use Order Tracking/History to view previous purchases.

 

 

 

The Mobile Office Outfitter
This site offers a full line of mobile office products, including desks, workstations and organizers for use in cars, notebook batteries and accessories, and cell phone supplies. Pictures are included with most of the product descriptions.

 

 

 

Government Information

 

 

Federal Trade Commission
Theres a mother lode of practical information here, including the Business Guidance section, with scores of downloadable business publications on topics ranging from advertising to e-commerce to telemarketing. The directory of regional offices will steer you to the nearest Better Business Bureau, Public Utilities Commissions, state consumer affairs and other agencies offices.

 

 

 

FedWorld
John Q. Public meets Uncle Sam at FedWorld. You will find a wealth of government and business information-everything from government standards to 17,000 trade-related documents and up-to-date analyses of major U.S. industries. Browse databases, download forms, purchase reports and link to scores of other related sites.

 

 

 

GovCon
GovCon is a free service for businesses interested in obtaining government contracts. Once you register you will have access to The Commerce Business Daily; bidding, teaming and employment opportunities; searchable government regulations; electronic newsletters; an interactive advertiser yellow pages; and notification of upcoming seminars and trade shows on government contracting issues.

 

 

 

Internal Revenue Service
Get the lowdown on current Federal tax regulations and other tax information at the Internal Revenue Services Web site, where you can also download tax forms and instructions. Its Small Business Corner offers advice on starting and operating your own business.

 

 

 

Library of Congress
The two most useful areas at this site are Thomas, where you search for information about legislation, and the Copyright Office, where information about copyright law is available.

 

 

 

National Technical Information Service
Through the National Technical Information Service home page, you can search more than 370,000 (20,000 business-related) titles produced by U.S. government agencies and nonprofit agencies since 1990. This free search is limited to author, title or agency identification information. You have to subscribe to get full descriptive summaries.

 

 

 

NonProfit Gateway
As its name implies, this site is intended for use by nonprofit organizations. It offers links at Cabinet departments to information that is of special interest to nonprofits. Other links will fetch information about grants, volunteering and budgeting issues, and Master Search lets you perform keyword searches on 530,000 government Web pages.

 

 

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHAs pages provide a wealth of information related to the agencys workplace safety standards and regulations. You can search for OSHA regulatory rules, and delve into a number of other databases that include information such as recordkeeping guidelines, speeches and congressional testimony.

 

 

 

U.S. Business Advisor
Billed as the one-stop electronic link to government for business, the U.S. Business Advisor is a collection of links to other government agencies. Topics include doing business with the government, international trade, finance, labor and employment, general business, and laws and regulations.

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Commerce
The depth and breadth of information at this site seems overwhelming, but its an incredible tool if you know what youre looking for. Its got links to the DOCs 14 bureaus, including the Patent and Trademark Office, the Bureau of Export Administration, the Census Bureau, the International Trade Administration and the Technology Administration.

 

 

 

U.S. Small Business Administration
No matter what stage your business is at, you will find a wealth of information here on starting, running and expanding. Get step-by-step information on launching a business, find out about SBA loan programs, take an online course or register your business in Pro-Net for government contracting opportunities.

 

 

 

News

 

 

CNN Interactive
News sites do not get more thorough than this. You will find up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest news events, complete with audio, video, and tons of links to related stories and background material. CNN Remote delivers news updates to your Desktop every five minutes. A Customize feature helps you choose the news you want to see by letting you build your own profile or selecting a Quickstart profile.

 

 

 

Forbes Digital Tool
Read up on the latest business news, then check out the Starting Your Own Business articles in The Small-Business Center for ideas and advice. The sites Small-Business Forum discussion areas give you a chance to learn from-and teach-your peers.

 

 

 

Fortune.com
In addition to comprehensive business coverage, the online version of Fortune offers Fortune & Your Company, a section geared to small businesses. You will find articles on taxes, marketing, management, technology, financing a business and more.

 

 

 

Inc. Online
The online version of this popular entrepreneurial magazine regularly offers articles of interest to small-business owners. The Virtual Consultant has searchable databases with information such as businesses up for sale, company profiles and demographics. There are also worksheets you can use to determine the cost of growth, long-term financial goals and other key business calculations.

 

 

 

NewsEdge
This site integrates news and information from more than 1,000 independent sources and delivers them right to your Desktop. Specifically designed for businesses, NewsEdge offers both ad-supported and subscription services-such as real-time scrolling news, e-mail alerts, stock quotes and more-that you can customize for your specific needs and interests.

 

 

 

NewsHub
Every 15 minutes, NewsHub delivers headlines from leading news sources and offers links to the full stories. Scan a summary of all the latest happenings or choose from eight channels, including technical, financial and science. Create a custom start page with the publications of your choice, or search for specific information.

 

 

 

Newstation.com
Newstation does not just link to U.S. and international papers, but also to sports, weather and entertainment sites. Other links include political, legal, business and reference sites. You can also reach shopping, directories and Internet e-mail from this site.

 

 

 

TotalNEWS
You will find links to hundreds of news sites at TotalNEWS. News organizations such as CNN, NPR and the Big Three networks are a click away. Categories and subcategories include Business, Finance, Sci-Tech, World, National, Marketing and Advertising, and more.

 

 

 

Reference

 

 

Internet Public Library Ready Reference Collection
Among the categories in this extensive collection of resources are Reference (almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias and the like); Arts & Humanities; Business & Economics; Computers & Internet; Education; Health & Medical Sciences; Law, Government & Political Science; and Sciences & Technology. Browse within these categories or search alphabetically by title.

 

 

 

PC Webopaedia
Stay on top of computer technology by bookmarking this online encyclopedia and search engine. Enter a search term by keyword or category, browse through the top 15 categories or check out the term of the day.

 

 

 

Search Engines

 

 

A Webmasters Guide to Search Engines
A Webmaster’s Guide to Search Engines: SearchEnginewatch.comis a good place to learn about the leading Internet search engines.

 

 

 

Accounting for Global Business
The Mining Company: Well advertised internet search engine that uses humans to help you find the information you’re looking for. The claim to fame here: find information instead of searching for it. Let us know if you think its better than the automated search engines like Alta Vista and Yahoo.

 

 

 

Services

 

 

Broadcast.com
Beyond this sites consumer facade are some extraordinary services for large and small companies. The Business Services section provides corporations with a wide range of Internet video broadcasting options, while the SimpleNet subsidiary offers quick and painless solutions-from Web hosting services to e-commerce-for bringing your small business online.

 

 

 

E-Stamp.com
Can not get to the post office? At E-Stamp.com you can buy postage without leaving your desk. Just connect to the Internet using E-Stamps software, enter an address, and the software automatically verifies the address, calculates the correct postage, and prints a stamp onto an envelope, label or document. At press time the software was in beta, but you could sign up to be a beta tester and receive $25 in free postage.

 

 

 

Faxaway
Send faxes over the Internet from any Windows application. You are billed for the time it takes to send the fax. Billing is done in 6-second increments; within the United States, the rate is 11 cents per minute. Faxaway offers special services for corporate customers, such as e-mail to fax, a Web-based fax-back you can integrate into your Web site or intranet and broadcast fax service.

 

 

 

Internet News Bureau
Get the word out to the media like a real pro. This fee-based service will write professional press releases for you-or tell you how to do it yourself-then distribute them to 1,300 journalists who subscribe to receive Web-related news tips. You can also target journalists tracking specific industries.

 

 

 

Tax & Accounting

 

 

26 USC TITLE 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE (01-16-96)
USC Title 26: Searchable IRC Title 26 courtesy of Cornell University.

 

 

 

ABA Tax Section
Good links and info here at the site.

 

 

 

Accountant-Client Privilege: Unclear From the Start
Accountant-Client Privilege: A brief, but useful discussion of this important issue located in the Tax Analysts archives.

 

 

 

ACTEC American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

 

 

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Get your free Adobe Acrobat reader here. You’ll need it to download FREE tax forms from the IRS and state taxing authority sites.

 

 

 

AICPA - Capital News
AICPA Capital News: At this section of the AICPA home page you can keep abreast of Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory News.

 

 

 

 

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