Before there was a World Wide Web, before email spams and even before the Dow reached 2000, small and large businesses alike found that outsourcing for certain professional services was more practical and less costly than trying to maintain in-house departments.

Consultants with expertise in law, accounting, marketing, advertising and publicity were soon joined by facilitators to help improve interaction and understanding, motivational sales trainers to increase revenue and efficiency experts to improve productivity.

You'll have no trouble finding experts and not-so-experts who will tease you with small snippets of their programs and hints of their secret strategies. The trick is knowing who to believe. Do your homework before you devote long hours and big dollars on misdirected programs and plans.

We have endeavored to offer you timely insights and the best of the "snippets" and hints in the following links.

Professional Services

Altos Education Network: offers college and graduate school level courses for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

American Demographics: Marketing tools from Dow Jones and Company, Inc.

Blacklist of Internet Advertisers: This is an important site for entrepreneurs seeking to reach customers using email and usenet newsgroups. We suggest you read this site's information first.

Business Resource Center: Website chockful of business services and information from Khera Communications.

The Company Corporation: Provides corporate services. Incorporate online.

EEO Business Builders: A complete, on-line tutorial that walks you through the formation and management of a new business in 48 steps. from Entrepreneurial Edge On-line

The eZines Database: Search hundreds of electronic publications (Trade Journals, Entertainment, News, Hobbies, Gossip, Politics).

Fingertek Information Services: Human Internet Search Specialists Save You Time & Frustration.

HandyGirl Professional Organizing (Northridge, CA) specializes in: Management systems , Business Organizing systems, Office systems, Paper management, Time management, Task management, Project management, Work management and Clutter control. Online training available.

ISBC "Scuttlebutt" a Discussion Groups Forum: This moderated business discussion group is a multi-lingual forum for businesses to make contacts, share knowledge of business cultures, and assist each other in the market place. Appropriate parts of this discussion group is translated to and from several languages.

Internet-Sales Discussion List The Internet-Sales community is currently comprised of 5,000 subscribers from over 60 countries. Subscribe here.

The IPO Network Stock market training program: Ten S.M.A.R.T Steps to becoming a better investor.

The Job Stress Help Page - Connects you with professionals who are experts in helping people to solve problems on the job.

The Junction,Inc "The Chatting Department Store" and advertising medium. The site is designed for secure on-line marketing & chat transactions, specializing in product sales.

KLR Consulting Inc. a management consulting firm specializing in four strategic disciplines, namely telework, project management, business reengineering, and strategic planning.

LFS Creative Concepts: Anaheim, CA - HRIS and automated time & attendance systems.

Lucent Technologies Special Customer Operations. REMARKETING: an extensive supply of market-priced used or surplus equipment. REPAIR and Exchange Services. RE-USE equipment and services is a unique opportunity to include used AT&T (Western Electric) equipment to complete a new equipment order when upgrading or modifying existing facilities in a cost effective manner.

Mind Tools Techniques to help you think excellently, Skills for high performance living, Practical Psychology, Shareware and Links.

Planet Tripod: Here, an ISP offers articles, tips and services (such as a resume builder) that are particularly useful to the SOHO business.

Professional Office Solutions: (NJ) Consulting on office setup, organization and decor. Services provided: Office Space Planning; Office Interior Decor; Recommendations and retail sales of SOHO furnishings, equipment and accessories; limited office products and other office related services.

Quality Media Resources, Inc (QMR): (WA) Offers programs designed to help organizations develop and support respectful workplace relationships. With video and multimedia learning resources available on subjects like harassment, diversity, leadership, coaching, mentoring, legal and appropriate use of e-mail and conflict management, QMR helps corporations and public agencies meet the challenge of supporting respectful and productive workplace behavior. Programs are closed-captioned and come with comprehensive facilitation and self-study support materials.

SeaQuest - The Small Business Resource Center: Compilation of useful information for entrepreneurs. Source for books, tapes, courses and software.

The SOHO Library: sections on small office - home office computer systems, peripherals, and software as well as furniture, government programs, "how to" tips, opportunities, organizations, telephone systems, etc.

Sustainable Systems International (SSI): Provide consultation on strategic planning, organizational design(redesign) and development, conflict resolution, sustainable development and international commerce.

Throughline: Serves high-growth companies in their acquisition of mission critical business infrastructure products and services and selection of vendors. Throughline services range from need analysis to vendor selection using the Internet as the primary communications vehicle.

Time Vista: The Online Resort for Small Businesses From the Marketing Dept. of TIME Magazine

Unistar Leasing: Leases and finances office furniture and equipment to businesses nationwide. No financial statements required - application only. Vendor leasing programs available.

U.S Commercial Leasing, Inc. (USCL): Provides simplified equipment lease financing for American businesses.

Virtual Coach: Answers which will save you time, money and effort in your internet recruiting and business activities.

Web Marketing Info Center: Links to more than 300 On-Line Articles about effective Web Marketing and to On-Line Resources for Business.

The Xerox Small Office: Small business resources and copier FAQs.

How to List Your Company or Organization in the Office and Business Resources Index
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