Retail Trade Resources

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It's all here - links to hundreds of Web pages on every subject today's retailer should understand. Visitors to this site can access solid, timely information on technology, management strategies, staffing, record-keeping and much more. As an added bonus, a featured news article on the retail industry will be available every week. Making sales has never been so easy!

Retail Trade Resources

Better Business Bureau

National organization providing accreditation standards, a resource library and other programs and services free to business owners. Web site includes all resources and services. Local bureau searches are also available.

www.bbb.org

Federal Trade Commission Publications

Provides online information for businesses to ensure compliance with federal laws. Publications on specific topics and areas of business are available for viewing online or can be ordered online.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm

Financial Times Annual Reports Service

Free service providing annual reports and other information on select companies. New companies are added weekly. offers latest information on companies and, if available, new reports can be sent once received as well.

www.ft.com

Internal Revenue Service

Provides free tax information and resources for businesses, including:

Small Business and Self-employed "One-Stop" Resource - offers a wide range of resources and specific information for self-employed business owners, operators, investors and employers.

E-File Information - Information for large and mid-size corporations that file tax forms electronically.

Employment Taxes - comprehensive guide for business owners about employee taxes.

Tax Code, Regulations and official Guidance - site for researching official Internal Revenue Service forms.

Tax Relief In Disaster Situations - information on provisions for tax relief in certain situations.

www.irs.gov/businesses/index.html

National Consumers League

Non-profit watchdog agency for consumers and employees that also provides businesses with a consumer point of view on issues such as child labor, privacy, food safety and medication information.

www.natlconsumersleague.org

Small Business Administration

Provides general information on starting and running a business and securing small business grants and loans. offers free tools and tips to increase knowledge and improve business productivity.

www.sba.gov

Supply-Chain Operations Reference Model

Reference model by the Supply-Chain Council as a tool for supply-chain management. Outlines business activities at all phases of meeting customer demands. Can be useful in explaining both simple and complex supply chains with a common set of definitions.

www.supply-chain.org/cs/root/scor_tools_resources/scor_model/scor_model

U.S. Department of Labor E-laws

Online interactive tools designed to provide information on federal employment laws in an easily understandable format.

www.dol.gov/elaws

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