Smart stops on the Web.





GENERAL INTEREST

http://www.smartbiz.com
Research relevant articles, reports and checklists on topics such as competitive trends in small business. Find legal forms as well as business and computer catalogs for browsing and purchasing.

http://www.toolkit.cch.com
Research topics such as business, finance, compensation and benefits, employee management, marketing and recruiting and hiring in the business tools section. Financial worksheets are also available and can be used in Microsoft Excel.

http://www.smalloffice.com
This business resource center offers management advice and financing options for small businesses. Type figures into the Money Miser section to estimate the cost of starting up a business or take the site's test of financial fitness.

http://www.bonds-online.com
As well as being a source for fixed-income investing information, this site offers links to bond news scattered throughout the Web.

http://www.fplc.edu/
The Franklin Pierce Law Center specializes in intellectual property issues. Look for pages of explanation especially geared to the layperson.

http://www.webscope.com/duty_free/
Alexander Dun & Sons, the largest duty-free sales agency in North America, tells you everything you wanted to know about duty-free shopping.


BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

http://www.dowjones.com
DowJones offers daily updated business news from the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition , a research sercice for fast answers to tough questions, and assistance with personal finance and investing.

http://www.cio.com/
This site for chief information officers has a resource library, career help and connections to online forums.

http://www.quickquote.com
This site offers a database of insurance companies including profiles and frequently asked questions. Also, get free instant level term and annuity quotes.



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