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business, industry and industrial classification systems:

In regard to business classification systems, AI Magazine published an article in 2003 (Volume 24 Number 3) which stated the following:

Many business classification systems are ad hoc, inconsistent, and nonintegrated, with very little association between classification systems (source of quote).

The magazine is a publication of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), Palo Alto, CA. CLICK HERE to Google the Web for more information about business, industry and industrial classification systems.

Front Office:

The public face of a business is in the front office. It can be anything from a place where visitors come face-to-face with sales or customer service people to the front door of a corporate headquarters. Using the term implies something similar to a store front. This definition of front office includes the location of business decision makers as well as and where employees that don't deal face-to-face with the public look for their top managers.

Back Office:

The location of employees without responsibilities to deal face-to-face with the public. A back office has essential operations for running a business, for example, accounting. In today's telecommunications environment a back office may be a place where employees deal with sales and customers, for example, a marketing center or call center. One is unlikely to find executives located in a back office of a business operation because they are typically all together where decisions are made that are reflected in P&L statements. Also, executives are in front offices to deal with suppliers and consultants in the course of making business plans.

business profit & loss:

define profit motive: . . . the ultimate goal of a business is to make money. Stated differently, the reason for a business’s existence is to turn a profit (source of quote). Profits and losses are reported by business enterprises in their financials — business financials. The specific financial statement for reporting profit and loss is often referred to as a P&L. Understanding Profit and Loss Reports is a Dummies.com resource, one of 10 items of its The Essentials of Business Financial Statements.

The following links regarding business profit and loss are provided in addition to those in the above paragraph. For your information, this .network resource item is an addendum to the business section of the Enterprise and Economic Development Library.

defineWhat are Financials? . . .
  a group of objective data that describe the financial health and viability of a business

defineSmall business financials . . .
  cash flow, balance sheet, break-even, profit and loss (P&L)
by Lea-Ann Gee, Houston, TX. Published at Examiner.com

defineThe Profit and Loss Statement: What Does It Mean?
  from: Ohio State University Fact Sheet

defineHow to Prepare a Profit and Loss (Income) Statement
  from: Edward Lowe Foundation published online by Zion Bank, Salt Lake City, UT

small business resources:

define small business

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Yahoo Directory : Small Business Information Services
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Bankrate.com : financial glossary / category: small business
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Forbes.com : Entrepreneur Library
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Office.com : Start your business list of featured articles
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SBA / US Small Business Administration / (What is small business? answer)spacer
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Bankrate.com / financial glossaries (category: definitions) (category: small business)
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Business Finance.com / access sitemaps
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Forbes.com / Entrepreneur /
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USA Today / Money / Small Business / Strategies (archives)
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USA Today / Money / Franchise Ownership Center
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USA Today / Money / Small Business / Strategies (archives)
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USA Today / Money / Franchise Ownership Center
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USA Today / Money / Small Business / Strategies (archives)
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Yahoo Directory / Small Business Information Services

Service Corps of Retired Executives:

SCORE is associated with the U.S. Small Business Administration as a volunteer business counseling service. It is an SBA resource partner as a nonprofit organization made up of advisors especially for entrepreneurs and small owners.

Bankrate, Inc., North Palm Beach, FL, is an online aggregator of financial rate information. The enterprise operates internationally with websites for Canada and China. Bankrate surveys financial institutions. Links to other Bankrate resources are published in the business and reference works sections of the Enterprise and Economic Development Resource Center.

The two links provided below are provided here because of their relationship to economic development. For example, the following quote is from the second article: Cities, counties and other municipal authorities in every (USA) state have the right to issue IDBs (Industrial Development Bonds), often through local or state economic development commissions. In a typical deal, the local municipal authority approves a company's project and issues the bonds.

Article: With local economic development agencies, home is where the financing is
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Article: Low-cost bonds help small businesses — if they can cope with the paperwork

Improving business performance in order to secure economic growth ... (source).


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Who is Suze Orman?

... financial advisor, author, motivational speaker, and television host (source) ... recognized as an advocate for women who run enterprises, especially, those who are entrepreneurial and run small businesses. She once offered a free e-version of Women & Money (2008) resulting in the download of more than a million copies. Copy and paste, Who is Suze Orman, to the search engine at the top of this page and Google the Web for more about this resource provider. The .network resource center has more information to add.

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Who is Don Tapscott?

... acknowledged change agent and influential futurist for indirectly prompting us to add Change and Development as a page in the .network glossary. Intelligent Enterprise Magazine referred to Don Tapscott as a change agent and influential futurist. He's listed here with Alvin Toffler and others who have made significant contributions to enterprise and economic development as futurists.
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Alvin Toffler:
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Acknowledged as an influential futurist because he introduced the expression electronic cottage in his book, The Third Wave (1980) and, by doing so, influenced the relocation of Economic Development Services. Specifically, the relocation was to an electronic cottage in a mountain community with a sophisticated high tech infrastructure away from urban sprawl.
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In search of the Electronic Cottage, addresses ... The geography of Professionals Workers Working at Home and is one source for more information, another is Information Society Links. The latter resource is full of broken links.
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When Toffler coined the term electronic cottage he opened the door to thinking about work practices such as telecommuting. He revitalized the concept of cottage industry.
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McKinley Conway
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Coming: The Biggest Boom Ever! ... views from the Conway Future Series
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The Futurist (www.wfs.org) 2008 interview with Mac Conway.
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• Conway's role in putting site selectors and economic developers together.
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Biographical information about Mac Conway of Conway Data, Inc.

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FYI: About Galaxy Classifieds, established online in 1994. CLICK HERE to access its business and commerce links and information page.

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Forbes magazines—more about them. Also use the following links to access various sections of Forbes.com offering resources for enterprise and economic development.
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spacerhttp://www.sitelocationassistance.com/search/cn/sppublications.htm Forbes listing

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A Durham, NC user suggested listing http://www.businessfinance.com. Professor John McCann of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham posted pages titled Information Society Links and Articles About the Digital Age online that were among the first resource listings in this archive. McCann's file were last updated in 1996 and 1997 respectively; therefore, they contain many dead end links. Suggestion copy keywords or phrases surrounding broken links and search on your own using the Google/.network search engine. Here are a few examples (what you see in italics are from McCann's files, except for definitions).
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"Alvin Toffler is a futurist" ... [item foundwait for the promo item to clear!]
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" information revolution" challenge Japan
[item foundSearch PDF file for Japan]
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"Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age"
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Search for "FEED magazine" [item found: Wikipedia article]
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Search Forbes.com for George Gilder [search results]—more Forbes' resources
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Information Highway: history, vision, issues—definition of information highway
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Time Magazine ... Cyberspace
definition of cyberspace
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"Harvard Information Infrastructure Project"
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Fortune Magazine "Infotech Special"
more Fortune Magazine's resources
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Discovery Channel "History of the Internet"
[item found]

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There's no place like home —especially when a small-business owner is looking for support and financing. Local economic development agencies on the municipal, regional or state level are an often-overlooked but useful source of financing ... comments posted September 2000 by Jenny McCune at Bankrate.com The name of article quoted is With local economic development agencies, home is where the financing is.

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* Add the name of place that you are interested in, for example, search the Web for ... small business services Florence, AL or site selection services small business North Alabama

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During its nearly 50 years of existence the International Development Research Council awarded professional designations its members. The designation Master Professional was awarded to active members. Others who were resource and service providers to active members were awarded Associate Master Professional.

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FYI: Information about regional site selection has been relocated—CLICK HERE

FYI: The link to this location is not broken. Information has been relocated—CLICK HERE

FYI: Information about dead ends and available assistance has been relocated—CLICK HERE

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Web search in general:
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. . . meaning to search the Web; aka websearch — the source of the quote, Enterprise and Economic Development Glossary, provides a link to glossary for Tim Berners-Lee's book, Weaving the Web, which explains that the Web is the amassed information online, of which much is available through the . . . global network of networks through which computers communicate by sending information in packets (source of quote).
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This share network you are using is organized around searching the Web for specialized resources. The network required an internal search engine from the start, especially, one that would take case sensitivity into account because its users needed to be able to find resource and service providers as as will as places of interest To access the search tool we (who we are) started out with in 1997 and use it to query our Global Registry of Contacts, CLICK HERE. The network also provided access to various external search engines suggested by supporters of its . . . open access and sharing attributes (source of quote).
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When Google introduced its T

Advanced search links to search engines are provided wherever possible below. Links are accompanied by comments. A technique that can be used with simple search is to make a search phrase by setting text combinations inside quotation marks. Try copying the following pair of italicized text lines and pasting them in Web search engine.

"definition of site selection"
definition of site selection

CLICK HERE to expand the search engine's features to query .network websites.

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All the Web (http://www.alltheweb.com) redirects to Yahoo.

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AltaVista (http://www.altavista.com) advanced search redirects to Yahoo

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Ask (http://www.ask.com/webadvanced). See suggestions above for a simple search using the text line, definition of site selection, with and without enhancements. Next, use the Ask Search Engine to query the Web for that exact phrase again and also for an answer to the following question: What is site selection?

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Clusty (http://clusty.com) redirects to Yippy

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Cuil (http://www.cuil.com). Server not found when last attempt made to access Cuil.

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DMOZ (http://search.dmoz.org) — acronym for Directory Mozilla. This name reflects its loose association with Netscape's Mozilla project, an Open Source browser initiative (source of quote). DMOZ is also known as the Open Directory Project (ODP) and partnership after AOL purchased Netscape. AOL Search (advanced search) is serviced by Google (scroll down to Google/.network information.

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Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com). About this search engine and Infospace.

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Entireweb (http://www.entireweb.com) About this search engine.

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Google (http://www.findmehere.com/network/goose.htm). Not Google's advanced search but ready for you to use to query the Web. CLICK HERE for a demonstration of a technique we (who we are) use in lieu of advanced search. The version of Google that you access from here is especially organized with radio buttons so that you can choose to search inside .network websites in addition to the Web.

Google Advanced Search (http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en).

According to a 2011 report on U.S. search engine ranking (ComScore), Google commands nearly a two-thirds share of the market whereas the Bing / Yahoo combination approaches one-third. See the article, Market share for Bing, Google, Yahoo remains flat. For Google advanced search information, CLICK HERE.

The Enterprise and Economic Development Glossary has more Google-related information, including comments about the search engine we have permission to provide.

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Ixquick (http://us.ixquick.com/do/metasearch.pl). About / Wikipedia comments

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Kompass International (http://www.kompass-int.com). Search regions of the World. Scroll down to Search Engines of World for more abut international search resources. Kompass is a comprehensive B-2-B database, with more than 3 million international and domestic companies listed, which link buyers and sellers worldwide (source of quote). CLICK HERE for the definition of B2B (B-2-B).

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Mamma (http://mamma.intelius.com) — search focus on public records, telephone numbers, email addresses, and people throughout America (U.S.A.)

FYI: The Network you are using is focused searches for information about people involved as resource and service providers in the enterprise and economic development process worldwide. (See the .network mission statement). The Network has no relationship with Copernic Inc., Intelius or the Mamma search engine.

Find Me Here.com houses the .network Global Registry of Contacts. Also, We provide free access to many other contact directories in the niche we serve.

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Microsoft's Bing (http://www.bing.com). Microsoft and Yahoo were the only real search engines left to fight the mighty Google machine on its quest to become total dominance (quote from 2010 online article: Bing — A search engine born from failure). Page down to Yahoo search link for information about a Bing and Yahoo agreement. Suggestion for using Bing: Review search preferences, especially taking notice that location settings provide the opportunity for you to make a change.

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Search Engines of the World (http://searchenginesoftheworld.com) — a resource for accessing search engines, directories, and lists. Search the Web (copy and paste the following italicized text line, keeping quotation marks intact: "search engines of the world") and you will find additional tools, some of which are listed below. If you create your own search phrase, such as "European search engines list", you will likely find, for example, http://www.cryer.co.uk.

See the main directory page of Find Me Here.com for access to the various global region listings of search engines at Search Engines of the World.com (regions show SEW initials).

searching throughout the world:
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About.cominternational search enginesaccess About.com / explore topics
Google language toolshas Google site in local domains Google/.network
Omni Searchall search engines of the world by countryabout
Search Engine Colossusa world of search engines about
Yahoo Everything — Yahoo's homepages throughout the world • All Yahoo
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Yahoo (http://search.yahoo.com). The Bing/Yahoo merger has officially begun. ... so we got 2 major search engines left? Bing and Google? Marco925 (2010 quote related to online article: Say Bye To Old Yahoo As Bing Takes Control).

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Yippy (http://search.yippy.com). CLICK HERE for information about Yippy. Notice that there are pull-down menus. The tool you use for searching the Global Registry of Contacts also has pull-downs. There is no relationship, however, between Yippy and The Network. There is a relationship between The Network and Google.

 
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