and Office Supplies
At this site, you can search the large inventory
of office products, purchase them with a credit
card or COD, and get free next-day delivery
for orders over $50. As you shop, you can
see the current total price of your purchases
and shipping charges in a banner at the top
of the page. Create Custom Shopping Lists
for products you order regularly and use Order
Tracking/History to view previous purchases.
Theres a mother lode of practical information
here, including the Business Guidance section,
with scores of downloadable business publications
on topics ranging from advertising to e-commerce
to telemarketing. The directory of regional
offices will steer you to the nearest Better
Business Bureau, Public Utilities Commissions,
state consumer affairs and other agencies
John Q. Public meets Uncle Sam at FedWorld.
You will find a wealth of government and business
information-everything from government standards
to 17,000 trade-related documents and up-to-date
analyses of major U.S. industries. Browse
databases, download forms, purchase reports
and link to scores of other related sites.
Get the lowdown on current Federal tax regulations
and other tax information at the Internal
Revenue Services Web site, where you can also
download tax forms and instructions. Its Small
Business Corner offers advice on starting
and operating your own business.
The two most useful areas at this site are
Thomas, where you search for information about
legislation, and the Copyright Office, where
information about copyright law is available.
Technical Information Service
Through the National Technical Information
Service home page, you can search more than
370,000 (20,000 business-related) titles produced
by U.S. government agencies and nonprofit
agencies since 1990. This free search is limited
to author, title or agency identification
information. You have to subscribe to get
full descriptive summaries.
Small Business Administration
No matter what stage your business is at,
you will find a wealth of information here
on starting, running and expanding. Get step-by-step
information on launching a business, find
out about SBA loan programs, take an online
course or register your business in Pro-Net
for government contracting opportunities.
News sites do not get more thorough than this.
You will find up-to-the-minute coverage of
the latest news events, complete with audio,
video, and tons of links to related stories
and background material. CNN Remote delivers
news updates to your Desktop every five minutes.
A Customize feature helps you choose the news
you want to see by letting you build your
own profile or selecting a Quickstart profile.
Read up on the latest business news, then
check out the Starting Your Own Business articles
in The Small-Business Center for ideas and
advice. The sites Small-Business Forum discussion
areas give you a chance to learn from-and
In addition to comprehensive business coverage,
the online version of Fortune offers Fortune
& Your Company, a section geared to small
businesses. You will find articles on taxes,
marketing, management, technology, financing
a business and more.
The online version of this popular entrepreneurial
magazine regularly offers articles of interest
to small-business owners. The Virtual Consultant
has searchable databases with information
such as businesses up for sale, company profiles
and demographics. There are also worksheets
you can use to determine the cost of growth,
long-term financial goals and other key business
This site integrates news and information
from more than 1,000 independent sources and
delivers them right to your Desktop. Specifically
designed for businesses, NewsEdge offers both
ad-supported and subscription services-such
as real-time scrolling news, e-mail alerts,
stock quotes and more-that you can customize
for your specific needs and interests.
Every 15 minutes, NewsHub delivers headlines
from leading news sources and offers links
to the full stories. Scan a summary of all
the latest happenings or choose from eight
channels, including technical, financial and
science. Create a custom start page with the
publications of your choice, or search for
Newstation does not just link to U.S. and
international papers, but also to sports,
weather and entertainment sites. Other links
include political, legal, business and reference
sites. You can also reach shopping, directories
and Internet e-mail from this site.
You will find links to hundreds of news sites
at TotalNEWS. News organizations such as CNN,
NPR and the Big Three networks are a click
away. Categories and subcategories include
Business, Finance, Sci-Tech, World, National,
Marketing and Advertising, and more.
USC TITLE 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE (01-16-96)
USC Title 26: Searchable IRC Title 26 courtesy
of Cornell University.
Privilege: Unclear From the Start
Accountant-Client Privilege: A brief, but
useful discussion of this important issue
located in the Tax Analysts archives.
- Capital News
AICPA Capital News: At this section of the
AICPA home page you can keep abreast of Federal
and State Legislative and Regulatory News.