Own a retail business? Need someone to talk to about today's fickle market? Bend someone's ear at Retail Advisors' Small Business Resource Center site (http://www.retailadvz.com). Subscribers to its BizTherapist service ($59.95 per month, six-month minimum) can discuss their retail business's personnel, sales, marketing and more with seasoned retail consultants; responses to inquiries are given within 72 hours via e-mail.
Also, be sure to check out the Ask Harry section, where you'll find about 60 small-business resources, as well as Harry's Internet Rolodex, which connects you to useful places like the FedEx, United Parcel Service and AT&T sites.
The Small Business Resource Center is a forum to share your personal wealth of information as well. You can recount humorous experiences in the Small Business Diary section or offer suggestions in the What Works for Me area.