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Become a Sales Expert Without Leaving Your Chair

Our picks for the best sales and marketing Web sites around

This story appears in the February 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

My favorite part of the Web doesn't have much to do with all the exaltations that it's changing every social, economic and business variable here on our third rock from the sun. Rather, I see it as providing a new standard of literacy and helping to level the field for entrepreneurs. The Web has made it possible for just about anyone thinking about going into business to do due diligence. It's also provided a way for those business owners who can't afford to outsource their marketing and public relations efforts to learn about those disciplines and become marketers themselves.

But despite the Web's innumerable payoffs, it's still a bit like cable TV: Just because you have 4.3 trillion choices doesn't mean you'll find anything worthwhile. That's why I sorted through more than 100 sites to share my picks for the best Web resources for entrepreneurs looking to learn more about marketing, advertising and public relations. All the sites are free, although some do require a sign-in. So without further ado...

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