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Professional Associations

National
AFL-CIO

URL: https://aflcio.org/
Homepage of “America’s Union Movement,” American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations. Read about the AFL-CIO position on political issues, the current administration, and the history of the AFL-CIO. [4/17]
American Accounting Association (AAA)
URL: http://aaahq.org/
Professional association website has news by region, links to publications such as Accounting Review, as well as resources for professional faculty and research. [8/16]
American Marketing Association
URL: https://www.ama.org
“As the leading organization for marketers, AMA is the trusted go-to resource for marketers and academics. We are counted on as the most credible marketing resource where our members can stay relevant with knowledge, training and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections.”  [8/16]
B Corps
URL: http://www.bcorporation.net
B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social andenvironmental problems. B Corporations are unlike traditional responsible businesses because they: 1) Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards. 2) Institutionalize stakeholder interests. and 3) Build collective voice through the power of a unifying brand. [8/16]
Better Business Bureau
URL: http://www.bbb.org/boston
Serving Rhode Island, Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont, the BBB's Core Services include: Business Reliability Reports; Dispute Resolution; Truth-in-Advertising; Consumer and Business Education; and Charity Review. [8/16]
SCORE
URL: https://www.score.org/
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.  Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  [8/16]
SBA: Small Business Administration
URL: https://www.sba.gov/
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. [4/17]

Local: Rhode Island
Better Business Bureau
URL: http://www.bbb.org/boston
Provides information on local companies. Resolves disputes between consumers and businesses.  [8/16]
Commerce RI
URL: http://commerceri.com/
The Commerce Corporation works with public, private and non-profit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the state's long-term economic health and prosperity. [8/16]
RI Business Portal
URL: http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/Business-Portal/
The Office of the Secretary  of State maintains an informative page on numerous resources for business. [8/16]
Rhode Island Small Business Development Center
URL: http://web.uri.edu/risbdc/
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at the University of Rhode Island provides local small business owners with the services and expertise they need to succeed – no-cost expert counseling, relevant training and access to important resources. Our experienced business counselors are available to support you and your business at every stage, from start-up through maturity. [8/16]
SBA: Small Business Association - Rhode Island District Office
URL: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/ri/providence
Key information and resources for starting a business in Rhode Island. [8/16]

Local: Connecticut
Better Business Bureau

URL: http://www.bbb.org/connecticut
Provides information on local companies. Resolves disputes between consumers and businesses. [ [8/16]
SBA: Small Business Administration - Connecticut
URL: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/ct/hartford
Great place to start if starting (or keeping) a small business is the goal. [4/17]

Local: Massachusetts
Better Business Bureau
URL: http://www.bbb.org/boston
Provides information on local companies. Resolves disputes between consumers and businesses.  [8/16]
SBA: Small Business Administration - Massachusetts
URL: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/ma/boston
Great place to start if starting (or keeping) a small business is the goal. [ [4/17]

Topics and Issues

American Journal of Industrial and Business Management
URL: www.scirp.org/journal/ajibm/
(online - open access 2011- present) [4/17]
Business & Financial Occupations
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

URL: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm
A great reference source to get information about various forms of employment in the business world as an accountant, financial analyist, personal finance advisor, purchasing agent and more. Site shows information salaries, work environments, job outlook, similar occupations and more. [8/16]
CME Group
URL: http://www.cmegroup.com/
CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that want to profit by accepting risk. [8/16]
CNN Money
URL: http://money.cnn.com/
CNN site for overview of money, including corporate and personal finance. [8/16]
Dow Jones
URL: http://www.dowjones.com
"Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services.... flagship publication, The Wall Street Journal." Login required for much information. [8/16]
Dun & Bradstreet
URL: http://www.dnb.com/
Data specialists on businesses of all sizes. [8/16]
Forbes 500
URL: https://www.forbes.com/
Companion to Forbes Magazine, with business, technology and financial information, along with news and coverage of business leaders and entrepreneurs. [4/17]
Kiplinger
URL: http://www.kiplinger.com
Online presence of Kiplinger's Magazine. Research stocks, financial info. [4/17]
Money Essentials
URL: http://money.cnn.com/pf/money-essentials/
Explore personal finance issues on CNN's Money page.  [8/16]
Morningstar
URL: http://www.morningstar.com/
Investment information. Research stocks.  [8/16]
SBA: Small Business Administration
URL: https://www.sba.gov/
U. S. government agency for information on businesses.  See above listings for local information. [8/16]

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