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A listing of links to help you find the reliable information on business, careers, community information, consumer information, education, finances, government, health, law, local transportation, senior assistance, technology, and travel.

| Business | Careers | Community Information | Consumer Information | Education | Finances | Government | Health | Immigration l Law | Local Transportation | Seniors Technology | Travel

(all descriptions are taken from their respective websites.)

Business

Bureau of Labor Statistics

"The Bureau of Labor Statisstics is the principal fact finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor econimics and statistics."

Business Plans.com

"Looking for insight and practical advice on how to write a business plan? We can help you get started with dozens of articles on business plan writing as well as hundreds of free sample business plans and business plan templates to see real-life examples."

Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition

The Census Business Builder:  Small Business Edition allows small business owners a way to easily navigate to and use key demographic and economic data to help guide their research into opening a new or expanding their existing business.  These key data includes the most recent and/or relevant data that Census provides that are useful to small business owners.

EDGAR Database

"...provides free public access to corporate information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q."

Franchise Zone

"We've got all the information you need to research, buy, and run a franchise successfully"

IRS CHECKLIST FOR STARTING A BUSINESS

This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.

Minority Business Development Agency

"The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America"

SCORE

"SCORE 'Counselors to America's Small Business' is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)."

Shopify - Free Business Tools

Everything you need to sell and grow your retail business

Small Business Administration

"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."

Small Business Administration: Online Women’s Business Center

"The Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) assists women achieve their dreams and improve their communities by helping them start and run successful businesses, regardless of social or financial disadvantage, race, ethnicity or business background."

Small Business Open Forum - American Express

American Express has an open forum where you can ask questions and receive feedback from other small business owners.

Thomas.Net

"Search ThomasNet, industry's most trusted brand, built on the 100+ year legacy of Thomas Register. Get supplier information on everything from Actuators to Zirconium and all the parts, components, materials, equipment, composites and services in between."

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Careers

Career Builder

"CareerBuilder.com offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers."

Chicago Jobs.org

"Our mission has been to assist Chicago area job seekers and career changers in navigating the crowded and confusing world of the Internet. ChicagoJobs offers easy access to a comprehensive listing of regional resources. And, with this new design, we offer even more: resources, networking opportunities, and feedback from area experts."

Chicagoland Jobs

"In the heart of the Windy City, we have created a platform where meeting Chicago’s diverse employers, recruiters and job seekers is easy! Chicagoland Jobs is our niche employment job board, catering exclusively to employers and job seekers in the Chicago metro area."

Job Bank USA

Monster.com

Occupational Outlook

"The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years."

The Riley Guide

"The Riley Guide introduces you to the online job search, listing many online sites and services that are useful for your job search. We do not post jobs nor resumes but instead point you to the places that do."

Got Resume Builder

"Build Resume Online in Minutes with Free Resume Builder."

Resume Templates

279 Free resume templates for Microsoft Word.

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Community Information

Bloom Township

Cook County

Village of Steger

Village of South Chicago Heights

Will County

Steger School District 194

South Chicago Heights School District 170

Bloom Trail High School

Bloom Township High School District 206

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Consumer Information

Best Stuff

“BestStuff.com is a website devoted to consumer product news and reviews with an emphasis on technology and lifestyle reporting. The site and its staff are associated with some of the largest traditional media companies in the world. Our writers and editors are acknowledged experts in their fields, with frequent and regular appearances on network television and in national print media. These multimedia associations bring a unique blend of both personality and credibility to the site and its content.”

Credit Card Ratings

“We have been educating consumers about credit cards since 1998 and have been featured by hundreds of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, The New York Times & The Today Show. Thanks to consumers, our site has become the most comprehensive free source for comparing credit card offers.”

Consumer Action Website

“Have a consumer question or problem? You’ve come to the right place for help. All of the information available in the Consumer Action Handbook is available right here online. Just use the left hand navigation bar to browse through the site.”

Consumer Search

“At ConsumerSearch, you will not find reports that read like advertising copy or warmed-over press releases. We strive to make our content tough and precise, and at no point are our editors influenced by advertising or other commercial considerations. Our purpose is to report the truth about what the experts are really saying. You can also use our service as a search engine to find product reviews and information, as our name suggests.”

Consumer World

“Consumer World was founded by Edgar Dworsky in 1995. A companion site spotlighting the loopholes in the fine print of advertising, MousePrint.org, was launched in 2006. Edgar has been a consumer advocate and consumer educator for the past 30 years.”

Edmunds

“Edmunds.com provides True Market ValueSM pricing, unbiased car reviews, ratings, and expert advice to help you get a fair deal.”

FDA: Consumer Information

“The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.”

Federal Citizen Information Center

“For over 35 years, the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Consumers can get the information they need in three ways: by calling toll-free 1 (800) FED-INFO, through printed publications, or through information posted on FCIC’s family of websites.”

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Help

“This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights.”

Froogle

“Google Product Search”

HUD: Consumer Information

“HUD is on your side when it comes to protecting your rights as a consumer. That's why we want you to have this important information.”

J. D. Power Consumer Center

“Established in 1968, J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information firm that conducts independent and unbiased surveys of customer satisfaction, product quality and buyer behavior. Today, the firm's services include industry-wide syndicated studies; proprietary (commissioned) tracking studies; media studies; forecasting; and training services, as well as business operations analyses, and consultancies on customer satisfaction trends.”

Kelley Blue Book

My Simon

“mySimon helps you find the best prices on the products you're looking for. At mySimon you can compare prices, read product reviews, and get store ratings - everything you need to shop online.”

Scam Busters

“Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by of all of the scams, spam and other junk you see every day on the Internet and in your email box? Do you wish you had a way to know -- for sure -- what's real and what's not? If so, you've come to the right place.”

U. S. Consumer Safety Product Commission

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.”

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Education

College Illinois

“College Illinois! is a Prepaid Tuition Program that allows parents and grandparents to pay for tuition today, which stops tuition inflation.”

College View

“Hobsons' college recruiting services bring together educational and corporate recruiters with the college-bound students they want to reach—worldwide.”

FAFSA

“Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.”

FastWeb

“FastWeb is a search site that matches the information you enter in your user profile to scholarship, college, job and internship opportunities. You may use the information that FastWeb provides to apply for scholarships, discover prospective colleges, explore internship possibilities or learn about part-time jobs in your area.”

FinAid

“FinAid has earned a stellar reputation in the educational community as the best web site of its kind. It's comprehensive, it's informative, it's objective -- and it's the first stop on the web for students looking for ways to finance their education.”

Illinois Home Schooling Laws

“I have wanted to be able to find all the laws and regulations that apply to home education in Illinois. I have found no single source for them all, so I am collecting them here as I find them.”

A Guide For Successful Home Schooling

"Homeschooling may not be for everyone, but it could be the best decision for you and your children. There are a number of pros and cons that come with homeschooling. Recognizing these pros and cons can help you determine if this is the right change of schooling that your children need. There are curriculum requirements for each state. Depending on the state you live in, there are a number of steps that need to be taken to have your home schooling recognized."

Illinois State Board of Education

National Center for Education Statistics

Brain Track

"Operating since 1996, BrainTrack lists over 10,000 higher education institutions in 194 countries and is continually updated with new resources for education and careers."

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Finances

Bloomberg.com

“Michael R. Bloomberg's founding vision in 1981 was to create an information-services, news and media company that provides business and financial professionals with the tools and data they need on a single, all-inclusive platform. The success of Bloomberg L.P. is due to the constant innovation of our products, unrivaled dedication to customer service and the unique way in which we constantly adapt to an ever-changing marketplace.”

Crain’s Chicago Business

“ChicagoBusiness.com is a portal that offers daily local business news, plus links to public records and hundreds of local and national business-oriented sites. As a result, it reaches a large business audience-thousands of established and up-and-coming executives visit ChicagoBusiness.com every day looking for the information they need to do business in Chicago.”

Investopedia.com

Investor Guide

“InvestorGuide.com believes that every investor, regardless of experience, can benefit from a guide designed to help them sort through all of the investing information on the Internet. Sections that benefit everyone equally are those covering online brokers, stock information, and a comprehensive list of publicly traded companies (including home pages, research, and discussion).”

The Motley Fool

“Motley Fool CAPS is a revolutionary online service that rates stocks and tracks investors from Wall Street to Main Street so that everyone has access to market-beating investment ideas. CAPS combines the power of community intelligence and great investment ideas, allowing people to pick better stocks and follow the best investors.”

MSN: Money

New York Stock Exchange

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission: Financial Facts Tool Kit

“Here you'll find a vast array of information to help you begin planning for a secure financial future. You don't have to be an expert to make money add up for you. You just need to know how to get started.”

The Wall Street Journal

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Government

Cook County Clerk's Office

Cook County's Treasurer's Office

Illinois State Treasurer Office

Illinois Attorney General's Office

State of Illinois

Secretary of State's Office

Will County Clerk's Office

Will County Treasurer's Office

Public Notice Illinois

"This Web site is a compilation of public notices published throughout the state of Illinois. PublicNoticeIllinois.com offers one-stop access 24 hours a day, seven days a week to statewide notices about foreclosures, hearings, advertisements for bids, financial reports, ordinances and other government activities that are legally required to be published."

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Health

The American Cancer Society

"The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. Learn more about ACS, what we do, and our plans for the future by exploring the areas below."

The American Diabetes Association

"The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes."

The American Heart Association

"Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question."

Consumer Reports: Best Buy Drugs

"Best Buy Drugs is a public education project. It will help you talk to your doctor about prescription drugs, and find the most effective and safe drugs that also give you the best value for your health care dollar."

Home Healthcare Agencies

"HomeHealthCareAgencies.com has compiled extensive home health care information such as licensing requirements and state contacts. We offer a directory of 10,605 Medicare-certified home health agencies and 18,658 other home care companies in the United States."

Illinois Cares Rx

"Governor Blagojevich believes everyone deserves access to good, affordable health care and no senior or person with a disability should have to worry about how to pay for the high cost of prescription drugs. Illinois Cares Rx provides state prescription assistance to people with and without Medicare. Illinois Cares Rx provides two prescription drug benefits: Illinois Cares Rx Plus and Illinois Cares Rx Basic."

The Mayo Clinic

"Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs. You will see as many doctors, specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable answers and effective treatment."

Medicare

MedlinePlus

"MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."

The Merck Manual

"Merck is committed to bringing out the best in medicine. As part of that effort, Merck has created The Merck Manuals, a series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is now available in enhanced online versions as part of The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library. The Online Medical Library is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, and audio and video material not present in the print versions."

The National Center for Complimentary & Alternative Medicine

"The mission of NCCAM is to:

Explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.

Train complementary and alternative medicine researchers.

Disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals."

Women’s Health.Gov

"The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its Vision is to ensure that "All Women and Girls are Healthier and Have a Better Sense of Well Being." Its mission is to 'provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches.' The strategy OWH uses to achieve its mission and vision is through the development of innovative programs, by educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information."

The National Stroke Association

"National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the United States that focuses 100% of its efforts on stroke. National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke."

Rx List

"RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs. Founded by pharmacists in 1995, RxList is the premier Internet Drug Index resource. Our knowledgeable staff at RxList continuously reviews and updates the site with articles written by pharmacists and physicians and data provided by credible and reliable sources like the FDA and First Data Bank, Inc. to ensure the most accurate and beneficial information is provided."

WebMD

"WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible."

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Immigration

CitizenshipWorks

If you are already here as a legal permanent resident and want to start the process of filling out your N-400 naturalization papers and preparing for the citizenship test and interview. Also offers legal advice. English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Immi

Helps if you are undocumented and are looking for a way to legally stay. Informs you of which program best matches your situation and the pros and cons of applying. Offers free legal review or referrals to pro-bono or low-cost aid. The site is encrypted so information entered into the website is secure and cannot be used against you by the authorities. Available in English and in Spanish.

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Law

All Law

Chicago Bar Association

“The purposes and objectives of the Association are:

  1. To establish and maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of the law and to promote the general welfare of the members thereof, particularly by sponsoring and supporting continuing legal education programs covering new developments in all fields of law.
  1. To cultivate social relationships among its members.
  1. To increase the usefulness of the legal profession in promoting the due administration of justice and the public good.”

Find Law

“FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, is the world's leading provider of online legal information and Internet marketing solutions for law firms.”

Illinois Legal Aid

“To increase access to justice for lower-income and vulnerable Illinois residents through the innovative use of technology to assist and educate the public and to train and support legal aid providers and pro bono attorneys.”

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Local Transportation

Flychicago.com

"Welcome to the Chicago Airport System! The Chicago Airport System - comprised of two major airports, Chicago O’Hare and Midway International - is the centerpiece of the nation’s aviation network."

Metra

PACE

I-PASS

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Seniors Assistance

Government Services

Aging & Disability Services Administration

"Serving adults with chronic illnesses or conditions and people of all ages with developmental disabilities."

Illinois Department of Aging

"The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities."

Medicare

Social Security

Health

Health Finder

"Your Guide to Reliable Health Information, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion."

Mayo Clinic: Senior Health

"Find information on diseases and conditions that affect older adults and what you can do to stay healthy."

Medlineplus: Senior's Health

"Trusted health information for you."

National Institute of Health: Senior Health

"This easy-to-use website features health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health."

RxList

"RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs."

Retirement Living

AARP

"AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. "

Age Options

"Over the past 30 years, AgeOptions has established a reputation for meeting the needs, wants and expectations of the senior population in suburban Cook County. Our purpose is to connect older adults, aged 60 and over, with resources and options for care so that they can have a full range of choices and live their lives to the fullest. Our role is to plan, fund, coordinate and advocate for this special group and their family caregivers."

Guide to Senior Living

"The Guide to Retirement Living in print and on the Internet is the only complete database of all senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes, home health care services, and professional resources in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Delaware."

Illinois Senior Living

"Senior Transitions will provide a free referral service offering assistance in finding Independent Living Communities, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, Nursing Homes, Board and Care Homes."

National Hospice and Pallative Organization

"Caring Connections is an initiative of NHPCO that provides a wide range of free materials about end-of-life care."

Nursing Home Compare

"The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country."

Senior Community Services

"Senior Community Services (SCS) is a non-profit human services organization offering a range of programs and services ained at older adults. The key to accomplishing our mission is the commitment, integrity and professional skill of our staff and volunteers."

Senior Housing Net

"Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate, is the essential resource for consumers seeking the information and connections they need before, during and after a move." 

Legal

Benefits Check Up

"Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources."

Senior Citizens Handbook

"The Handbook explains the basic features of planning for guardianship, powers of attorney, living trusts, living wills, and health care surrogates. It also describes different ways that seniors can plan for the distribution of property upon death."

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Technology

Alley Code

“Alleycode is a fast, sleek and highly productive award winning HTML editor with unique features. If you are new to HTML, Alleycode's great tutorial will walk you through your first coding steps... If you are an established coder you will find a refreshing, non-bloated infrastructure with fast and accurate delivery. Beyond HTML, Alleycode's wizardry focuses on PHP and CSS interaction for professional and easy management of your projects. Best of all, Alleycode is FREE! (we do accept donations if you find it useful).”

Blogger

“Now we're a small (but slightly bigger than before) team in Google focusing on helping people have their own voice on the web and organizing the world's information from the personal perspective. Which has pretty much always been our whole deal.”

Catholic Online Saints & Angels

Free Conference Calls

“FreeConference.com frees you from the hassles and expense of traditional call conferencing with simple, convenient, and reliable service at little or no cost. For small businesses, large enterprises, individuals, community and nonprofit organizations, and anyone who appreciates high quality at low cost, FreeConference.com offers a variety of solutions to fit your conferencing needs.”

Google Documents

“Create, edit and upload quickly

Import your existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations, or create new ones from scratch.

Access and edit from anywhere

All you need is a Web browser. Your documents are stored securely online.

Share changes in real time

Invite people to your documents and make changes together, at the same time.

It's free -- you don't pay a nickel”

MyFax.com

“MyFax™ is the fastest growing Internet fax service used by individuals, small, medium and large businesses to send and receive faxes using existing email accounts or the web. MyFax offers services in North America, Europe and the UK to industries recognized among the fastest growing adopters of Internet fax including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and government.”

Open Office Software

“OpenOffice.org 2 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.”

PDF Creator

“PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.”

CutePDF

"Leading PDF and E-Forms specialist, Acro Software has been developing and publishing productivity software, development kits and custom solutions focusing on Portable Document Format (PDF) and Electronic Forms since 1998. Our mission is to provide end-users and developers high quality, easy-to-use and most affordable PDF and electronic forms utilities and solutions."

Picasa

“Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you:

  • Locate and organize all the photos on your computer.
  • Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks.
  • Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web: it’s fast, easy and free.”

Skype

“Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype created a little piece of software that makes communicating with people around the world easy and fun. With Skype you can say hello or share a laugh with anyone, anywhere. And if both of you are on Skype, it’s free.”

Sticky Notes

“Use our free sticky notes tool to communicate with your friends and colleagues. You can create sticky notes and send them to your friends and colleagues over LAN or the Internet. Sticky note will appear on the recipient desktop just as it was on yours. If necessary, you can send sticky notes via email.”

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Travel

Currency Converter

Expedia

“Expedia delivers consumers everything they need for researching, planning, and purchasing a whole trip. The company provides direct access to one of the broadest selections of travel products and services through its North American Web site, localized versions throughout Europe, and extensive partnerships in Asia. Serving many different consumer segments — from families booking a summer vacation to individuals arranging a quick weekend getaway, Expedia provides travelers with the ability to research, plan, and book their comprehensive travel needs. Expedia-branded Web sites feature airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, cruises, and many other in-destination services from a broad selection of partners.”

Flychicago.com

“This site provides both general information about our airports and specific information related to your travel plans. It includes airline locations and contact numbers, concession information, parking rates, transportation to and from the airports, and much more. The site also includes fun and interesting information, such as the history of Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports; the story of O’Hare International Airport’s namesake, Butch O’Hare, as well as Bessie Coleman’s story and other educational facts.”

Fodor’s

“Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insights and tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you're always at the helm, Fodor's offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It's like having a friend wherever you travel.”

Frommer’s

“Frommers.com is an essential online destination for those planning the perfect travel excursion. Not only can Frommers.com visitors easily find candid, timely articles written by Frommers.com experts, they also can read excerpts from and purchase Frommer's Guidebooks, while gaining additional insights from our lively message boards and purchasing travel products and services from our high-quality booking partners.”

Hotels.com

“Hotels.com offers more than 70,000 properties worldwide from hotels to bed-and-breakfasts to condos to all-inclusive resorts. We offer the information you need to book the perfect trip through detailed hotel reviews, Flexible Booking and our Price Match Guarantee.”

Lonely Planet

“Think of LonelyPlanet.com as someone to bounce ideas off during every stage of your travel experience. Can't decide where you want to go? Our Destinations pages cover thousands of cities and countries that will fire your imagination. Our photo galleries can whet your appetite even further. Then it's off to the online Shop, where you'll find all the guidebooks, downloads and other juicy bargains to help firm up your plans.”

Orbitz

“Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products.”

Priceline

“Priceline.com gives leisure travelers the inside track to the best travel deals and discounts around. With our exclusive deal search technology and negotiating power, priceline consistently delivers more ways to save on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises than anyone else.”

Travelocity

“Born of leading travel innovator Sabre (the world's largest travel agent reservation system), we understand travel. We know how much better traveling can be when someone you trust has your back. That's why we provide honest, straight-talking information, support a 'no hidden costs' policy (disclosing total prices upfront), and offer expert trip-planning assistance 24 hours a day.”

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This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.