Resources 08/04

Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
This story first appeared in the August 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Global Advisor

Global Advisor is a new service Web site from UPS helping companies learn how to conduct business overseas. The site covers country regulations; trade tools and terminology, including a global time clock and map; information on supply-chain solutions; a step-by-step guide to international shipping and more.

CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 Summary

Need help understanding the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003? Then check out Customer Paradigm's free 27-page guide in PDF format, which includes the full text and summary of the act, background on the act, and a useful e-mail delivery checklist. When ready, test your understanding by taking eMarketing Association's quiz.

Re:Invention Inc.

A daily blog dedicated to women entrepreneurs by founder Kirsten Osolind. This blog provides a plethora of resources for women business owners, RSS feeds, polls, a list of women's organizations, links to archives, an extensive and useful list of business-related blogs, plus current news items.

Directory of Venture Capital & Private Edquity Firms, 8th Edition(Grey House Publishing)

A 1,100-plus-page directory of domestic and international VC and private-equity firms, featuring a list of more than 9,300 executives from 3,300-plus firms. The directory has various indexes, such as a geographic one, to help you weed through the extensive listings. The listings provide fund size, year founded, average and minimum investment, industry-group preference, investment criteria, portfolio companies and more. The price is $450. is a cost-effective e-commerce marketplace for the acquisition and distribution of surplus inventory. It's exclusively focused on the B2B community, with a concentration on closeout and surplus inventory. does not transact business directly with the consumer.


Ezine-Tips offers free information for e-mail newsletter publishers, ranging from content creation to revenue generation. It also provides a free e-mail newsletter and access to archives of past issues sorted by category, including interviews with successful e-zine publishers.


MailbyRSS is a free service by iUpload that allows users to create RSS feeds via e-mail. To get started, register at the above address, create or update content by e-mailing your MailbyRSS account, then watch your opt-in marketing campaign blossom. MailbyRSS accepts both text and rich content e-mail.

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