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USEFUL BUSINESS LINKS

This page contains links to complimentary businesses and ones with whom I have had excellent relationships or am happy to refer. If you’d like to join this page by offering a reciprocal link to my site, please contact me at info@smallbizpro.com.

BUSINESS SERVICES

benepath.jpg - 5977 Bytes Health Insurance Plans: www.benepath.com Get information regarding health insurance plans,medical insurance plans and health insurance quotes. Find out affordable health insurance plans in few seconds only at benepath.com

sbc.gif - 5372 Bytes Small business information: www.quickbooksusers.com QuickBooks User Community Online The online community of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro users and experts. Free support, tips, software, other resources.

sbc.gif - 5372 Bytes Small business information: www.sbcentre.ca The Small Business Centre in London, Ontario offers a wide variety of services to new businesses, including counselling, entrepreneurship programs, a business incubator facility, seminars and special events. This site also offers excellent small business start-up information and loads of resourceful links. The centre boasts many success stories, two of which are in Business for Beginners. Gord Evans, their small business advisor, is a caring, dedicated and enthusiastic man who takes a personal interest in all his clients.

lifeinsure.gif - 7713 Bytes Life insurance and financial investments: www.lifeinsurancequote.com If your insurance rates have not been reviewed in the past 2 years you are almost certainly paying too much. You can quickly and easily check the rates from over 100 companies to find a package that fits your needs. This service is offered completely free and anonymous to all Americans and Canadians. Russell Smart, an associate of Equinox Financial Group, contributed critical information to Business for Beginners and is our family personal financial advisor. He’s professional, knowledgeable and most trustworthy. I highly recommend his services.

margo.gif - 6121 Bytes Publicity: www.margobatespr.com Margo Bates Publicity Inc. is built on the philosophy that every aspect of public relations - from communications strategy development through day-to-day editorial contact - requires the skill of a seasoned professional. Every member of their team has a strong base of public relations, media relations, news reporting/producing or marketing experience, most with fifteen or more years in the business. They understand how to provide value and build and sustain successful communications programs.

Howland Tax Services, Inc. Income Tax Preparation: www.howlandtax.com Howland Tax Services of Victoria, BC provides income tax preparation and planning for individuals, families, and small businesses in Canada and the US. They handle all aspects of taxation (including self-employment, investment income, rental situations, bookkeeping, tax planning, and corporate taxation), and are adept at immigration and cross-border issues, while specializing in the tax situations of musicians and artists.

beyourownboss Be Your Own Boss: http://www.beyourownboss.org/ A website of valuable information on beginning a self employment program in the Vancouver , BC area. The program offers valuable training, emotional and financial support to qualified applicants through the many Self-Employment Training Programs that sponsor this web site.

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Enitia: www.enitia.com
Incorporate your business in any State with precision and efficiency. Using cutting-edge technology and exacting legal research methods, enitia.com makes easy a traditionally complicated process.

SPEAKING

caps.gif - 6845 Bytes Professional speaking, Canada: www.canadianspeakers.org: Whether you are a speaker, are looking for a speaker or are interested in resources related to the speaking industry, the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) can help you. The association represents hundreds of professional trainers, facilitators and keynoters from coast to coast. The aim of the Web site is to be the number one Internet resource for the Canadian speaking industry.

nsa.gif - 8054 Bytes Professional speaking, U.S. and Canada: www.nsaspeaker.org: As the leading organization for experts who speak professionally, National Speakers Association provides resources and education to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Find a speaker or utilize the many resources.

toastmasters.gif - 8545 Bytes Starting a speaking career: www.toastmasters.org: Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Lose your fears of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you've chosen in life. This site is loaded with plenty of resource information and you can find a club near you anywhere in the world.

speakerlauncher.gif - 6675 Bytes Turbo-charge your speaking career: www.speakerlauncher.com Why do some people get booked while others struggle? Speaker Launcher's team can help you de-mystify and get you focused on what is required to take your business to your desired level. Whether its 20 speeches per year or 100, they have the tools to help you get there with less time, effort and costly mistakes. The site contains some great free resources and insightful questionnaires. Jane Atkinson, CEO, has been a tremendous help to me.

SELF PUBLISHING

sandhill.gif - 8007 Bytes National book distributor: www.sandhillbooks.com: Nancy Wise, president of Sandhill Book Marketing Ltd., is a well-respected distributor of Canadian self-published books. She is also co-author of How to Self Publish and Make Money, the Canadian self-publishing “bible”. Her Web site will direct you as to how to submit titles for consideration, where to buy her book, which books she distributes – which are many – or how to order her book.

transcontinental.gif - 6970 Bytes All printing and publishing requirements: www.transcontinental-printing.com: One of the largest commercial printers in North America, Transcontinental Printing offers a variety of publishing options, including print-on-demand. They are one of the few printers who use the Otabind lay-flat bookbinding system, which is ideal for text books. Their service is excellent and they have agents across Canada to look after all your printing needs.

leefodi.gif - 18272 Bytes Cover designer: www.leefodi.com: A creative yet highly detailed cover designer (and author) who puts his heart, soul and excellent talents into designing some of the most creative materials I have seen. Lee Fodi is quick, affordable, accommodating and quick to understand clients’ needs. He designed the Business for Beginners cover and people just love it! Talk to Lee first before making your decision – you won’t be disappointed.

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