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About.com Network
About.com Network consists of over 700 guided sites organized into 36 channels with more than 50,000 subjects. The Industry channel covers 25 subjects including purchasing, small business information and logistics/supply chain, which feature articles and resource tools.

http://logistics/about.com/industry/logistics/mbody.htm

BC Business Centre
The Government of British Colombia Business Centre features several sections relevant to small businesses including: marketing basics, financing your business, planning fundamentals and basic regulations as well as websites for small businesses.

http://www.sb.gov.bc.ca/smallbus/workshop/market.html  

Canada Business Service Centres
This site is a gateway to federal, provincial and territorial governments' services and programs including help for business plan preparation, finding new markets, exporting/importing, business start-up, e-commerce and more.

http://www.cbsc.org 

Canadian Association of Supply Chain and Logistics Management
The Canadian Association of Supply Chain and Logistics Management is a non-profit organization of business professionals interested in improving logistics and distribution management skills through annual conferences, educator forums, management development programs, roundtables and seminars. This site provides member services and listings, conference proceedings, events, publications and contact information.

http://www.infochain.org  

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
The CFIB is a national advocacy group, speaking to government on behalf of small business. The CFIB website provides membership information and registration as well as CFIB's current activities, legislative action, daily mandates, media activities and research and publications.

http://www.cfib.ca 

Canadian Professional Logistics Institute
This website provides information on the institutes training programs and provides access to the Canadian Logistics Journal.

http://www.loginstitute.ca 

Canoe
Canoe is a Canadian internet network offering news, classifieds, weather, games, forums and more, as well as a search engine for accessing the web.
http://www.canoe.ca 

Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
CIPS is an international organization, based in the UK, that serves purchasing and supply professionals. The CIPS website provides information on certification programs, specialist seminars and conferences as well as an online bookshop that boasts over 350 purchasing and supply related titles.

http://www.cips.org 

Contact! - The Canadian Management Network
Contact!, a part of Industry Canada's Strategis internet site, is a source of information for small businesses. This site provides details on small business support organizations, how to guides, access to the Federal Government Handbook, a catalogue of educational , diagnostic and management software tools and profiles of successful businesses.

http://www.strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mangb/contact/engdoc/homepage.html 

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
This website provides information on FCM policy development, national programs, corporate development, as well as a buyers guide, press releases and conference details.

http://www.fcm.ca 

FirstGov
Coming fall 2000, this U.S. Government website will provide access to government information and services at no cost to visitors.

http://www.firstgov.gov 

International GovNews Project
The project "seeks to stimulate electronic access to public government information," with a Usenet site to deliver government information and to encourage discussion.
http://pula.financenet.gov/govnews 

International Procurement "Jumpstation"
The Jumpstation is part of the Fedmarket.com website that also features Bidengine, ConstructionProjects and ITbids. Jumpstation enables visitors to search for bid opportunities at the federal and state levels of the US government as well as international opportunities. Procurement forecasts, awards, vendor and buyer directories are also available for viewing.

http://www.fedmarket.com/sales_resources/jumpstation/index.html 

LogisticsWorld
The LogisticsWorld website is an online directory of logistics resources related to transportation, warehousing, distribution, supply, manufacturing, management and more. The site provides research tools, a virtual library and glossary, logistics news and events.

http://www.logisticsworld.com 

National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)
NAPM is a not-for-profit association that provides international support, research and education in purchasing and supply management. The NAPM website provides information on professional development, legal aid, as well as a career centre and literary resources.

http://www.napm.org 

The Office of Intergovernmental Solutions (OIS)
OIS is an international resource on intergovernmental information. Viewers may search through the State Government IT Directory and the International Government IT Directory, read the Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter published twice annually. The site also provides information on OIS publications, reports and presentations.

http://www.policyworks.gov/org/main/mg/intergov 

Policity
The site is dedicated to the development and discussion of citizen-centred governance. It includes information about its mission and membership, as well as a citizen participation centre and an ESD clearinghouse.
http://www.policity.com

Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC)
PMAC is a non-profit association representing purchasers and supply management professionals across Canada. The PMAC website provides information on the annual conference, professional development, training and accreditation programs.

http://www.pmac.ca 

Purchasing Professional's Web of Articles
The Purchasing Professional's Web of Articles is published by the Silicon Valley chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management. This site provides over 20 complete articles and author contact information.

http://catalog.com/napmsv/pwhead.htm 

Purchasing Research Service
This site is a portal dedicated to purchasing and supply chain managers around the world. It gathers together sources and links to daily updated news, global events, commodity prices, supplier guides and directories and other reference information for the needs of the purchasing manager. Listings are grouped into four primary sector groups - manufacturing, services, government and academia - and classified and described for the benefit of users.
http://www.purchasingresearchservice.com

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
SCUP is focused on the promotion, advancement and application of effective planning in higher education. This website provides visitors with a membership application, news, awards, publications and events.

http://www.scup.org 

Strategis - Industry Canada 
Strategis' website enables the user to identify new markets, find business partners, form alliances and access strategic business information. This site provides business information by sector, economic analysis and statistics, research technology and innovation, business support and financing, licenses and regulations.

http://www.strategis.ic.gc.ca 

TelehealthNet
This information site serves organizations, associations, professionals and vendors involved in the telehealth and e-health industry.

http://www.telehealth.net 

 


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