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|It has been my pleasure to share over 640 posts with you since SCL Biz started on March 31, 2007, and I would like to thank all of our readers for your support. Stay tuned for SCL Biz to continue in the near future, in perhaps a slightly different form.|
I wish you all health, wealth, happiness, and a prosperous business.
Wednesday 28 Oct 2009 | All Business
Most of you are probably familiar with TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System) from the US Patent and Trademark Office – now there is a website offering free searching (and also for fee services): Trademarkia.com. Search by company name, trademark, category, filing date, or status. You can also search by Logo Themes (handy if you’re looking for inspiration) or look for a patent/trademark attorney.
Tuesday 27 Oct 2009 | All Business
SCL Biz has mentioned the excellent Entrepreneur Magazine and its website – now they have a website for women with articles, blogs, videos, and more geared toward helping make women successful. Check it out – lots of great information here and it is free.
Thursday 22 Oct 2009 | All Business
No one likes them, but they are a necessary part of doing business. If you need a Federal form, either regulatory or voluntary, try Forms.gov, for over 5,000 citizen and business forms. You can do a keyword search or browse by agency or the name of the form.
Saturday 10 Oct 2009 | All Business
Entrepreneur Magazine has a Vehicle Center website with articles to help you choose and buy the perfect set of wheels for your business, as well as links to manufacturer and fleet websites.
Thursday 08 Oct 2009 | All Business
Every business traveler knows that traveling for business is different than vacationing with the family. TripAdvisor.com, long a help to regular travelers has turned its attention to business trips with a new Business Travel Center. Read hotel reviews with the business traveler in mind, post questions in a discussion forum, check the weather and map meeting locations and nearby services in 750 cities around the world.
Monday 28 Sep 2009 | All Business
The County of Sonoma has a comprehensive webpage describing “how funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is impacting the County of Sonoma.” There is information about both formula and competitive grant funding in different areas (e.g, Transportation, Employment Services, Housing & Community Development, Public Safety, etc.). Details of how the money is being allocated include the Community Impacts for each area, down to the “wearing surface seal coating on approximately 60 miles of arterial & collector highways.”
Monday 24 Aug 2009 | All Business
SCL Biz recently posted about Reuters Small Business News site – they also have a raft of Green Business resources, including articles on green business technology, building, energy, innovation & design, investing, corporate responsibility, and SCL Biz’s favorite: Green Gadgets.
Wednesday 19 Aug 2009 | All Business
The prestigious Reuters News Service is offering news and articles for small businesses on their Small Business News site. There is also a FindLaw Small Business Resources Center with a series of questions and answers on the basics of starting a business, naming it, business plans, financing, buying an existing business, incorporating, employment law, insurance, and more.
Wednesday 05 Aug 2009 | All Business
Looking at the annual report of potential customers or suppliers is a great way to get information about the company. Use AnnualReportService.com and search by company name, ticker symbol, or browse by industry to discover new clients. The database claims thousands of annual reports or 10-K presentations, with both US and Canadian companies, and you can get also get a free printed copy. You will have to create a free account.
Thursday 30 Jul 2009 | All Business
“This year’s HBR List includes ideas that we think are more useful than fanciful, more immediately practicable than speculative. Although we began compiling and winnowing contenders many months ago, we nonetheless did our best to anticipate the context in which you now read them. Thus some of the articles you’ll find here comment directly on the economic crisis, but most of them address other matters that business leaders must contend with: strategic decision making, tapping new markets, finding and keeping top talent, harnessing network effects, dealing with disruptive technologies and business models.”
Thursday 23 Jul 2009 | All Business
If you’re contemplating becoming an entrepreneur this article will help you evaluate your chances of success:
Tuesday 21 Jul 2009 | All Business
Here’s an excellent list of online tools for freelancers – SCL Biz’s favorite: Monkey On Your Back : Allows you to create a to-do-list that you want other people to do.
Wednesday 01 Jul 2009 | All Business
The eagerly awaited annual Reader’s Poll Best of list has been published in the July 2009 issue of NorthBaybiz and is also available online:
Congratulations to the Winners!
Saturday 27 Jun 2009 | All Business
Here are three programs to helps vets:
Thursday 25 Jun 2009 | All Business