Smart stops




World Wide Web Sites of interest to CPA members in business and industry.

Business Reference
http://www.itools.com/research-it/research-it.html
Handy desk reference includes stock symbols, telephone area codes, foreign currency rates, shipping and postal informatoin—and, as a bonus, a dictionary, thesaurus and even a foreign language translator.

Insurance Help
http://wwww.northwesternmutual.com
Northwestern Mutual Life provides information and interactive programs that help companies guage insurance needs. Check out the "small business insurance needs section."

Timely Pension Aid
http://www.thebook.com/ps/
Aaton Deitsch, FSA, a New York pension consultant, provides information on the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 and related legislation, summaries and analyses, discussions of specific provisions and a list of organizations that provide additional information.

Online Tax Calculator
http://www.taxware.com
Taxware International (formerly AVP Systems) offers a free sales tax calculation service for any jurisdiction in the United States.

Executive Coaching
http://www.coachfederation.org and http://www.coachu.com
Two Web sites explain what it's all about; both link to the same database of coaches.

Women in Business
http://www.abwiworld.com


Web sites for all CPA's.
News
http://www.msnbc.com
The news Web page of NBC and Microsoft.

http://www.cnn.com
The latest news from CNN.

http://www.cnnfn.com
This is where you'll find CNN's financial news.

http://www.reuters.com
The home page of Reuters, the international news and financial information services company.

http://www.bloomberg.com
The home page of Bloomberg Personal, a sournce of small business and personal finance information.



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