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We’ve compiled a list of sites we believe will be of value to our readers. We’ve accessed them all. Some are commercial, most free, all are useful. We’ve made comments on some, particularly where the nature of the site might not be obvious. While we make no guarantee as to the information on the sites, we have no reason to doubt the accuracy. We haven’t ranked the sites (so don’t look at just the first one or two on a list) and just because a site isn’t mentioned doesn’t mean we don’t like it. If you find a bad link, please contact us. We’d also appreciate e-mail concerning other sites of interest.
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Score–Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across 62 industries. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.
Internal Revenue Service–Current and back forms, publications, revenue rulings, etc.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics–A wealth of statistics including CPI information.
Bureau of Labor Statistics-Occupational Handbook–Details on job prospects in various occupations.
General Services Administration.
Small Business Administration –Lots of information plus a gateway to other sites. Image map of state sites.
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Business Advisor–Links to U.S. government sites for business info.
U.S. Department of Labor–Information plus answers to specific questions.
Library of Congress–If you can’t find it here, it probably doesn’t exist.
Department of Commerce–Plenty of information including procurement notices.
FedWorld–Clearing house for commerce department allows search of other federal government sites.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.–Look for lost pensions, other info.
Minority Business Development Agency–Help for minority-owned businesses.
Office of Women’s Business Ownership–SBA division to help women entrepreneurs.
**Federal Trade Commission**–A wealth of information including actions against businesses and individuals who have been accused of fraud, etc. Links, and addresses and telephone numbers for state sites such as Better Business Bureaus, consumer protection, public utilities commission, securities law, etc. We’ve used this for basic research.
(see also U.S. Government Sitesabove)
The Dismal Scientist–If you’re looking for economic statistics, this is the place. Updated as stats are released and has articles to boot.
Equifax–For a report call 800-685-1111; to report fraud call 800-525-6285
Experian–For a report call 888-397-3742; to report fraud call 888-397-3742
Trans Union–For a report call 800-916-8800; to report fraud call 800-680-7289
Carescout–Online version of book; also ratings of nursing homes.
Elderweb–News, links to groups, list of elder-care providers.
Medicare–Basic Medicare info.
Seniornet–News on health-care issues.
National Family Caregivers Association–Support, networking.
National Alliance for Caregiving–Advocacy.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers–Help in finding a geriatric care manager.
GuideStar–Profiles of more than 600,000 charities.
Charity Navigator–Quick answers and depth of coverage.
American Council on Gift Annuities–Information on charitable gift annuities.
Foundation Center–Information on thousands of charities.
American Institute of Philanthropy–Rates a number of organizations plus additional info.
GiveWell–Good information but limited number of reviews.
National Charities Information Bureau–Rates a number of nonprofit organizations. From the BBB.
Better Business Bureau–They have a Philanthropic Advisory Service.
Council on Foundations–Info on community foundations that administer charitable funds for business and individuals.
Helping.Org–Want to help, but don’t know where to start? Try this.
SchoolPop–Fundraising for over 5,000 schools.
National Center for Family Philanthropy–Information on setting up private foundations, charitable contributions as a family.
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