Websites That Can Help You and Your Business

Compiled by Kevin Bachelder

The Internet is a tremendous information source for both individuals and businesses. However, much like your local library it isn’t helpful unless you know where to start! With that in mind, here are 50 websites that can help you with your day-to-day tasks. This is just a small sample from my “favorites” list that currently contains over 2,000 links. [Though the original list contained 50 sites, some are no longer working sites, so the list grows shorter over time.]

Searching for Information
The best place to search for almost anything on the Internet:
Another good general search engine:
Aid in looking for people or other businesses:
Dun & Bradstreet offers all kinds of credit and business info:
Explanations on things technical and non-technical:
A dictionary, thesaurus and other guides all in one place:

Small Business Related
Inc Magazine:
Entrepreneur Magazine:
U.S. Small Business Administration:
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives):

Sales / Motivational
Brian Tracy (a leading sales and motivational speaker and author):
Anthony Robbins (author and speaker):

General Computing and Technology
Information from national speaker Kim Komando:
Excellent resource for articles and reviews of everything technical:
Information about computers:
Articles and email newsletters for the more technically inclined:

Help with Computing
Discussion boards and access to people who can help:
Fred Langa has been a columnist for many computing periodicals:
The latest computer viruses:

Looking for some good software you can try before you buy

Computing Magazine with a Small Business Focus
Excellent articles and reviews for a small business perspective:

Best deals on travel/rental calls/hotels
A partnership of many of the airlines:

Need directions on how to get somewhere
Maps and turn-by-turn driving directions:

Got some legal issues you could use some help with

Buying books
Books and so much more at excellent prices:
Site to search over 40 sites for the best price on a specific book:

Need to check out how your favorite team is doing

Want to communicate with other people who share your interests or hobbies

Want to make a difference in the world

Bonus Site

Interact with other Call Center Techs

Kevin Bachelder is the Director of Information Technology for Ansaphone in Quincy, MA. He began working in the industry in 1983. Kevin holds multiple computer certifications including the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), the CCA (Citrix Certified Administrator) and the A+ (CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Repair Technician). Kevin reads over 250 email newsletters each week and participates in over 40 email and Web-based technical discussion groups. Contact Kevin at or 800-782-7587.

[From Connection MagazineDecember 2002]