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Small Business Resources 
GSA Revised Healthy Foods Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations 
National Restaurant Association 
National Automatic Merchandising Association  
Small Business Administration Gives great ideas for starting a business, financing a business, answering legal questions, defining a business plan, and much more.
SCORE Get free, confidential business advice from a business professional anytime online or search for a SCORE member near you.

Independent Visually Impaired Enterprisers:
Organization Of Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs

Have a email discussion list and member directory for members to share business tips and information
Beverage Daily For “Breaking News on Beverage Technology & Markets". Some of the links on this site include: Processing & Packaging, Markets, Financial, Regulation & Safety, Videos, Audios, Green Packaging, and Health and Wellness.
Food Production Daily  
Food Navigator  
Nutra Ingredients  
Vending Times Newsmagazine of Vending, Coffee Service, Foodservice and Coin-Operated Recreational Services
Automatic Merchandiser

To sign up you may email them at, or you can call them at 1-800-547-7377. 

Business Filings Gives an analysis of the various types of businesses and the advantages of each.
Business Network International Includes a host of articles on networking and marketing ideas, offers a regular online newsletter subscription, and allows you to find nearest networking organizations to join.
Tax Act Online Prepare and print your federal 1040 ABSOLUTELY free; includes all the forms and schedules most taxpayers need to complete their return; includes schedules for itemized deductions, EIC, interest and dividend income, business income, state forms, and much more; fill out the forms online or download the free Tax Act Online software; automatically calculates your return as you enter information; alerts you to potential problems, missing data, and many tax-saving opportunities
Marketing Plan article by Dr. Ron Milliman
Customer Service article by Dr. Ron Milliman

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