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General Business Glossaries
Washington Post Business Glossary
This business term glossary claims “more than 1,250 business terms.”
Business Terms Definitions
Another extensive list of business-related terms and definitions. Includes a sub-glossary of advertising-related terms.
TSNN Trade Shows
Search an extensive database of trade shows and seminars by industry,
locations, and date. Also search for where a specified company will be exhibiting.
UBM Events Calendar
Search for business events, trade shows, conferences, and seminars by industry, date, or location.
Glossary of Trade Show Industry Terms
Exhibitor Online provides this handy guide to trade show terminology.
Simplified Rules of Order
This simplified version of Robert's Rules of Order outlines the most
common procedures used to make it easier for people to work together, in meetings, committees, and other assemblies.
Planning An Effective Annual Meeting Checklist
Findlaw provides this strategic checklist for presenting an effective annual shareholders meeting.
Having trouble communicating? Whether you're persuading or just trying to explain, this “cheat sheet”
provides a useful list of tips for getting your point across.
Sample Forms & Documents
Here is the top level list of downloadable forms and sample documents available from The Business Owner's Toolkit.
Here is the top level list of downloadable forms and sample documents available from the Entrepreneur's FormNET.
SMBReviews Business Forms
SMBReviews provides a small list of sample letters and forms, in easy-to-adapt text format. Includes financial and legal forms.
Sample Business Letters
Here are several useful sample letters, mostly for employment and financial concerns.
Printfree Office Forms
Print templates for several useful office forms, including receipts, fax cover sheet, ledger sheets, and customizable business cards.
Findlaw Forms & Contracts: A to Z
This list includes lots of business forms, templates, questionnaires, and checklists, including a sample profit and loss statement
and a business balance sheet. (HTML, PDF, & Word formats)
Federal Business Forms
SBA Business Forms
The Small Business Administration provides links to many federal business forms.
Our Reference Resources: Sample Legal Documents section
includes additional form sources.