Resources 11/03

Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
This story first appeared in the November 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Visit to make reservations and get discounted room rates at hotels owned by Hilton hotels Corp., Hyatt Corp., Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels. (The site is co-owned by these hotels, Pegasus Solutions Inc. and Sign up to be notified of hot hotel deals and special offers., a service of CustomerThink Corp., is an online community focused on customer relationship management (CRM). The site features white papers, archived newsletters, archived articles, case studies, upcoming events and more. You can also get customer retention advice from the site's 200,000-plus members on the discussion boards.
With one click, McAfee's FreeScan helps detect viruses on your computer- free. McAfee's Web site also offers software to help businesses combat security breaches, spam and viruses.

AdRelevance 4.0
AdRelevance 4.0 is an Internet research service from Nielsen/NetRatings that measures the effectiveness of online ad campaigns. One helpful feature, AdAcross, lets you track monthly and quarterly spending estimates across 16 different media forms.

Regulatory Alerts
The SBA's Office of Advocacy Regulatory Alerts Web page lists proposed government regulations that will affect small businesses and provides links for small-business owners to voice their opinions on the proposals.

Top Site Listings Top Site Listings, from Orbidex Inc., offers search engine optimization information for small businesses. The site, designed for everyone from beginners to experts, features how-to tutorials, news, articles and optimization strategies. This site also profiles the top search engines on the Web, explaining exactly what's needed for a high ranking.

This site, run by Alexandria K. Brown, helps small-business owners publish their own e-zines or e-mail newsletters. You'll find free articles, tips, tutorials, telecourses and more to help you craft a publication that will make you an expert in your field.

Self-Employment and Entrepreneur Expo
Held November 8 and 9 in Secaucus, New Jersey, this event is designed for attendees who are seeking to change their lives and realize their dreams of personal and professional fulfillment by entering into a self-employment opportunity.

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