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Biz Links

RESEARCHING IDEAS? FORMULATING A PLAN? STARTING YOUR BIZ?

These handly links can help. For resources without hotlinks, just Google 'em. 

Business Development Organizations
Franklin County Community Development Corporation
Hilltown County Community Development Corporation
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation
Valley County Community Development Corporation
Common Capital
Young Entrepreneurs Society


Chambers of Commerce
Amherst Area
Easthampton
Franklin County
Northampton
North Quabbin
Quaboag Hills


Business Associations
Athol
Greenfield
Montague
Orange
Shelburne Falls Area


National Organizations
All Terrain Brain
Junior Biz
Teen Business Forum
YoungEntrepreneur.com
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization
DECA
Future Business Leaders of America
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
Junior Achievement
Kauffman Campuses
Mind Your Own Business
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Students in Free Enterprise
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation
Youth Venture
Youth About Business
Independent Youth
Micro Business for Teens


BUSINESS LIBRARIES
UMASS, Amherst. Michael Davis: jmdavis at library.umass dot edu
Mount Wachusett Community College. Heidi McCann: hmccann at mwcc.mass dot edu
Greenfield Community College


BOOKS
Bochner, Arthur, The New Totally Awesome Business Book for Kids
Cellini, Adelia and Lamb, Sandra, What Color Is Your Piggy Bank? Entrepreneurial Ideas for Self-Starting Kids
Erlbach, Arlene, The Kids' Business Book (Kids' Ventures)
Mariotti, Steve, The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business
Rancic, Bill, Beyond the Lemonade Stand 
Spinks, Kimberly Burleson and Collins, Robyn, Prepare to Be a Teen Millionaire


MAGAZINES & JOURNALS


NEWSPAPERS


RADIO


TELEVISION
BizKid$ (PBS)


VIDEO


Lenders
ACCION


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
SCORE
Start-Up USA (self-employment for people with disabilities)


TOOLS
http://www.myfreecopyright.com

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

Accounting
National Association of Tax Professionals
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Association of Chartered Accountants in the U.S.

Advertising
Advertising Specialty Institute
Promotional Products Association International

Agriculture
American Farm Bureau
Ecological Farming Association
Home Wine & Beer Trade Association
Napa Valley Home Winemakers Association
Northeast Organic Farming Association
Ohio Wine Producers Association
Oklahoma Association of Wine Producers
Wine Institute

Animals
American Boarding Kennels Association
American Dog Trainers Network
American Miniature Llama Association
American Pet Association
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
International Association of Pet Cemeteries
International Professional Groomers
International Society of Canine Cosmetologists
Missouri Pet Breeders Association
National Animal Control Association
National Association of Professional Petsitters
National Dog Groomers Association of America
Pet Behaviorist
Petsitters International
Professional Dog Walkers Association
Professional Mobile Groomers International
Seminole Dog Fanciers Association
The Cat Fanciers' Association
The Humane Society of the United States
The Independent Pet & Animal Transportation Association
World Wide Pet Supply Association

Architecture
American Architectural Foundation
Association for Women in Architecture
Association of Licensed Architects

Arts/Crafts
American Art Pottery Association
American Art Therapy Association
American Association of Museums
American Dance Therapy Association
American Federation of Musicians
American Institute of Graphic Arts
American Music Therapy Association
Association for the Calligraphic Arts
Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Association of Crafts and Creative Industries
Association of Restorers
Association of Talent Agents
Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Associations
Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association
Council of Writers Organizations
Forensic Artist Information
Graphic Artists Guild
Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Ceritfication
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Jewelry Design Professional Network
Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America
Music Teachers National Association
National Art Education Association
National Association of Independent Artists
National Association for Music Education
National Candle Association
National Cartoonists Society
National Dance Teachers Association
National Writers Association
National Writers Union
Printing Industries of America
Professional Photographers of America
Professional Picture Framers Association
Society for Environmental Graphic Design
The Furniture Society
The Greeting Card Association
The International Association for Identificaion
The Society of Illustrators

Automotive
American International Automobile Dealers Association
American Trucking Associations
Autobody Craftsman Association
Automotive Service Association
International Carwash Association
International Carwash Association
National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
National Limousine Association
National Parking Association
Nat'l Autobody Council
Towing and Recovery Association of America

Business Services
American Association of Advertising Agencies
American Staffing Association
Associated Landscape Contractors of America
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
Association of Executive Search Consultants
Association of Image Consultants International
Association of Relocation Agents
Building Owner & Managers Association
Council for Marketing & Opinion Research
Editorial Freelancers Association
Embroidery Trade Association
Institute of Fundraising
International Association of Speakers Bureaus
International Franchise Association
International Association of Administrative Professionals
International Association of Professional Security Consultants
International Business Brokers Association
International Executive Housekeepers Association, Inc.
International Coach Federation
Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association
Management Consulting Association Worldwide
Messenger Courier Association of the Americas
National Association of Mortgage Brokers
National Association of Record Industry Professionals
National Auctioneers Association
National Automatic Merchandising Association
National Council of Investigation & Security Serivices
National Human Resources Association
National Secretarial Association
National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies
Nat'l Assoc of Professional Organizers
Nat'l Assoc. of Professional Cleaners
North American Simulation & Gaming Association
Public Relations Society of America
Self Storage Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Society for Technical Communication
Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis
The National Organizers Alliance
The Quality Association Anti-Graffiti
The Trade Association of the Data Storage Industry
Trade Show Exhibitors Association
Worldwide Association of Business Coaches

Children
Center for the Child Care Workforce
Doulas of North America
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

Construction
American Welding Society
Association of Construction Inspectors
Construction Management Association of America
Deck Industry Association
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Engineering/Mechanical
International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians

Entertainment
Actors Equity Association
Association of Talent Agents
American Disc Jockey Association
Circus Friends Association
Dance Educators of America
Domestic Placement Network
Game Manufacturers Association
International Association for the Leisure & Entertainment Industry
International Festival and Event Association
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Mobile Entertainers
National Dance Council of America
National Fireworks Association
The Society of American Magicians
The United Stuntmen's Association
United Stuntwomen's Association
World Clown Association

Environment
Environment Technology Council
National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association

Fashion
Apparel Manufacturers Association
Association of Image Consultants International
Custom Tailors & Designers Association of America
National Cosmetology Association

Financial
American Payroll Association
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
Independent Insurance Agents of America
International Claim Association
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
National Association of Stockbrokers
The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers
The Financial Planning Association

Food
American Bakers Association
American Personal Chef Association
Internaional Cake Exploration Societé
National Association of Catering Executives
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union

Health Care
American Association of Home Care
American Association of Oriental Medicine
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists
American Dental Hygienists' Association
American Medical Billing Association
American Psychological Association
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
International Association of Medical Equipment Remarketers
International Chiropractors Association
National Association of Alternative Medicines
National Association of Home Care
The Association of Medical Illustrators

Home Services
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
American Moving & Storage Association
American Nursery & Landscape Association
American Society for Interior Designers
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Society of Plumbing Engineers
Associated Landscape Contractors of America
Association of Construction Inspectors
Certified Interior Decorators International
Institutional Locksmith Association
Interior Design Society
Interior Designers of Canada
International Executive Housekeepers Association
International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians
International Window Cleaning Association
Master Painters & Decorators Association
National Association of Professional Organizers
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
National Chimney Sweep Guild
National Council of Interior Design Qualifications
National Parking Association
National Pest Management Association
National Roofing Contractors Association
National Spa & Pool Institute
Plumbing & Drainage Institute
Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Association
Snow & Ice Management Association
Washington Refuse & Recycling Association

Hospitality
American Bartenders' Association
American Hotel & Lodging Association
American Sightseeing International
Brewers' Association of America
Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers
National Restaurant Association
The Association of Club Executives

Legal
American Arbitration Association

Healthcare Financial Management Services
National Association of Legal Investigators
National Court Reporters Association
National Notary Association
National Paralegal Association
National Verbatim Reporters Association
United States Court Reporters Association

Media, Communications
Digital Printing & Imaging Association
Association of American Publishers
Association of Telecom Management Professionals
Editorial Freelancers Association
International Production Crew Resource for Film, Video & Mutimedia Professionals
International Freelance Photographers Organization
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
National Press Photographers Association
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Wedding & Event Videographers Association International

Medical
Insurance Institute of America

Non-Profit
Center for Non-Profit Corporations

Personal Services
American Association of Wedding Planners
American Bartenders' Association
American Counseling Association
American Credit Union Mortgage Association
American Massage Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Tarot Association
Coin Laundry Association
Color Association of the United States
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Custom Tailors & Designers Association of America
Empire State Association of Adult Homes & Assisted Lving Facilities
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Internet Dating Executive Alliance
Meeting Professionals International
National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
National Association for Home Care
National Association of Professional Organizers
National Cosmetology Association
National Employment Counseling Association
National Funeral Directors Association
National Resume Writers Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National Therapeutic Recreation Society
National Tutoring Association
Professional Association of Resume Writers
Professional Body Guard Association
Professional Resume Writing and Research Association
Self Storage Association
Textile Care Allied Trades Association
The American Dietetic Association

Real Estate
American Association of Certified Appraisers
American Nursery & Landscape Association
Building Owner & Managers Association
National Association of Realtors

Recreation
Amercian Sports Association
American Council on Exercise
National Bicycle Dealers Association
Washington Trails Association

Retail
American Beverage Licensees
American Wholesale Marketers Association
National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops
National Association of Visual Merchandisers
National Parking Association
National Pawnbrokers Association
National Propane Gas Association
Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union
Society of American Florists
The National Art & Antique Dealers' Association of America

Sales
American Teleservices Association

Technology
Association of Independent Information Professionals
Association of Internet Professionals
Association of Shareware Professionals
IEEE Computer Society
Internaional Webmasters Association 
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
National Association of Software & Service Companies
National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies

Travel
National Tour Association
The American Society of Travel Agents

Wholesale Trade
American Purchasing Society

Writing
American Copy Editors Society
Editorial Freelancers Association
Society for Technical Communication

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