Here is my personal rolodex of some of
on the web
American Marketing Association
- Official site of the American Marketing Association which supplies
marketing professionals with the information, products and services
required to succeed in their jobs and careers.
Business Marketing Association -
Association for business-to-business marketers and communicators. Offers
broad information and education resources, in addition to networking
opportunities through local chapters, conferences and seminars.
Direct Marketing Association -
The DMA is the oldest and largest trade association for users and
suppliers in the direct, database and interactive marketing fields.
Provides information, articles, resources, and service to direct
Promotion Marketing Association -
Association representing the promotion marketing industry. Good articles
and teleclasses as well as local meetings in many areas.
Association of Solo Professionals on the Web. Resources, tools and
support for coaches, consultants, freelancers and independent
professionals. Monthly tele-seminars, success stories and promotional
opportunities for members available.
Small Business Administration -
Information about starting and marketing a small business. Official
government site for small business support and services.
PDF 995 - Do you have the
need to create PDF files occasionally, but not often enough to justify
spending hundreds of dollars on Adobe Acrobat? Give PDF 995 a try. It is
a FREE alternative to Adobe Acrobat. Just download and install this
software and you can select PDF output just as easily as printing a
document. It will open a couple of new screens with advertising but you
can just click on it to close it.
iDictate - Do you find
yourself struggling with writing articles or reports? Have a book idea
but can seem to sit down and start writing? Now it's as simple as
dictating your message into a telephone or recording your thoughts while
you are driving. iDictate.com
will transcribe your message and deliver it to you in your favorite word
processing format in less than 24 hours for just 1¢
per word! "Writing" has
never been easier!
You can also check out their sister company at
- Google has "retired" this service since we first posted it here as a
resource. In a nutshell, for a while Google made it easy for people to
hire a researcher; for anywhere from $20 to $200 you could have hired
someone to "dig for answers to your questions". Although you can't ask
new questions, you can still access the answers others have paid to have
researched in the past. Just go to
type in a keyword or something you want to find out answers to and
you'll see what I mean.
Notebook Shop - OK, so
this has nothing to do with marketing but it's an excellent place to get
you a laptop computer if you need one. I got my latest laptop from them
and it's the best purchase I made in a long time. Since they are located
just minutes from where I live I actually went to their office/warehouse
and I was very impressed. And even though I was only shopping for one
computer they treated me like a king. Ask for Ron Weaver - I know he
will take good care of you.
SCORE - Service Corp of
Retired Executives. A nonprofit association dedicated to encouraging the
formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide through
counseling and mentor programs
- Not really hands on and not an article site but this is best resource
available for making your web site sell. Invaluable!
Marketing Mentors -
You didn't think I would leave out my own services, did you? We bring
together some of the best minds in marketing today. We provide
teleclasses, seminars and educational products to help you market your
services more effectively.
Business Coaching -
Advisory Network - SBA Network provides small business marketing
and management consulting services. This site created by a marketing
consultant and a radio show host Mark Deo, is loaded with detailed
instructions on starting and growing your business.
Find articles on developing a working business plan, obtaining funding and
financing, networking effectively, improving your selling skills and
more. It will take you months to just go through this site!
Magazines and Publications
Inc. Magazine - Magazine dedicated
to growing small businesses. Provides articles and resources for small
- This is "the" magazine for a generation of business leaders with high
expectations for their companies -- and even higher expectations for
themselves. I subscribe to their printed version - if you don't, you
should. Always filled with great articles to stimulate your thinking and
Entrepreneur Magazine -
Offers the start up and small business entrepreneur information,
services and expert advice covering areas such as starting a business,
managing a business, marketing a business, franchise, business
opportunities and home based businesses. Great resource if you can put
up with all the pup-ups!
Fortune Small Business
Magazine - Small business online magazine featuring articles,
tips, and expert advice in the areas of small business finance,
marketing, operations, and small business case studies.
- Educational marketing articles written by Professors and
Professionals. This is a wealth of information on all sorts of marketing
topics. Make sure you sign up for their weekly ezine.
Small Business Wizards
- Free tools, resources and hundreds of articles with money saving tips
on marketing your home based or small business. Focuses on internet
Publicity Insider -
Bill Stoller's Publicity Insider website provides helpful sections on
frequently asked PR questions, how-to PR tips, and a free newsletter
providing PR tactics.
PRLeads - Want to get publicity
with having your name and articles in magazines, radio and TV shows.
This site is a paid service that provides PR leads to experts in
IdeaCafe - Ideas and
information about planning, financing, starting, and running a small
business. Lots of articles and links to even more marketing resources
Idea Site for Business
- Great advice for overly creative business people jumping from one
marketing strategy to another. Also a useful tool to test your marketing
ideas before you spend a fortune implementing them.
Collection of sample business plans, contracts and marketing plans.
It's geared towards a business that's just starting but you can find
lots of good information here.
bCentral Small Business Solutions
Center - Small business resources including articles, tools,
Microsoft ecommerce support services.
Guru.com - Resource for
independent professionals. Find contract work and projects, online jobs,
consulting, hiring and employment resources and health benefits, legal
advice and business management tools for independent contractors
The Entrepreneurs' Help Page -
Distributes basic information on legal, financial, and management issues
that commonly affect (or afflict!) people who are just starting up their
The Entrepreneurial Parent -
A community and resource for parents who are self employed. Learn how to
balance work and family under one roof -- build your career skills, run
a successful home business, take care of your children.
Power Home Biz Guides - An
online magazine offering a wide-range of information and tools for
running a home based businesses.
KnowThis.com - Knowledge
source for market research, marketing plans, internet marketing and much
Web Pages That Suck
- A lot of great ideas on what works and what doesn't on web sites.
Plus, you will get a good laugh out of some of the examples.
Home Based Business Opportunities - Home based business opportunity web
site lists businesses you can purchase. Check out their resource section
- it's great! Warning; you can spend hours there!
Work at Home Business Ideas, Jobs and Opportunities
Work from Home business community features tools, services, marketing tips and articles for your home based business. Information Community where you can review, vote, discuss and submit articles.
Ultimate Self Growth
This is the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement,
Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an
organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other
Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
- This guy must be writing all the time. There is a ton of articles,
ebooks and links about Internet marketing available here.
Mr. Fire (Joe Vitale)
- I love his "hypnotic marketing" ideas. You will find lot's of great
articles, books and tapes here.
- Jay is an icon in a marketing industry. His thinking and strategies
started an entire new population of marketing consultants and experts.
This page contains several of his articles. Definitely consider his
courses - expensive but worth every penny plus more.
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