Smart stops on the Web.




General Interest

States at the Ready
http://www.fedstats.gov
Maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, this site provides statistics from government agencies such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Economic Research Service and the Office of Management and Budget.

Fast Cash Just Got Faster
http://www.visa.com/cgi-bin/vee/pd/atm/main.html
Visa International created this site to find the ATMs closest to a user's location, including those in airports. The site gives an ATM's complete address, hours of availability and institution plus a street map of each area selected.

Answers to FAQs
http://ps.superb.net/FAQ/
The frequently asked questions here range from animals and art to personal finance and computer technology. Each general topic queried provides a more detailed list of subtopics, which also are discussed in brief.

Looking for Speakers
http://speakers.com/
Find speakers and their topics, with price ranges, here. The site also lists the agencies representing the speakers.

Experts Speak Out
http://www.expertcenter.com/
These aids are intended to help consultants provide improved service to clients and learn how to market their services better. Professional speakers and trainers also are listed alphabetically, along with their areas of expertise.

Location, Location, Location
http://www.homefair.com/homefair/cmr/salcalc.html
Click on the city where you live. Click on the city where you're moving. Enter your salary. This online cost-of-living calculator can tell you how much more/less money you'll need—or how much money you'll save—to maintain the same standard of living.

A Quantity of Quality
http://www.thequalityobserver.com
The site of the Quality Observer , an international news magazine, is a key source of information on quality control. Scroll through recent articles and find out "who's who in quality."

Business and Industry

Know Your NAFTA
http://www.nafta.net/smallbiz.htm
Designed especially for small businesses, this site offers a wealth of links covering the North American Free Trade Agreement. Included are university-run small business centers, government agencies and specific state links.

One-Stop Small Business Shopping
http://www.netearnings.com
Use this site to research insurance policies and loan sources, get up-to-date news and link to sites that sell office products, books and software.

All in the Family
http://www.massmutual.com
From MassMutual's home page, link to the family business network. Learn the facts about family businesses, read the secrets of award-winning family businesses and access nationwide survey results.



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