Here is a List of Recommended Links

Business Networking International

BNI International – Business Networking and Referrals. BNI is the world’s largest business networking organization, learn from the experts in word of mouth marketing how you can grow your business through referrals and business networking,


A great group of networkers.

Business Startup Training Academy | by Alan Melton

Everything You’ve Ever Heard About Starting Up A Business… Is Wrong! Check out this affordable online weekly training academy for new and aspiring business owners. The academy includes a weekly training session, group coaching and a weekly q&a session.


This is an excellent tool for new and aspiring business owners.

Florida Sterling Council-> The Competitive Advantage-> Governor’s Sterling Award

Serving Florida as the epicenter of business quality through assessment, training, and recognition for performance excellence and proven results. The Florida Sterling Council was formed in 1992, aligning with Florida Statues 110.235 and 381.001, as a not-for-profit, public/private partnership supported by the Office of the Governor (and public and private businesses).


Free Small Business Advice | How-to Resources | Tools | Templates | SCORE


The primary benefit here is Free. These are retired business people who help small businesses.

Galliard Group

Family Business Advisors | The international source for advisors dedicated to serving small family businesses!


Alan Melton is a Certified Family Business Advisor. Galliard Group provides resources and tools for business advisors.

Generating Leads for Your Business- by Alan Melton

Everything You’ve Ever Heard About Generating Leads For Your Business Is WRONG! This is an affordable weekly marketing academy that includes a weekly training session, group coaching and question and answer sessions.


This is an excellent tool for business owners to learn effective marketing techniques.

International Business Broker Association

The IBBA is the world’s largest professional community of business intermediary specialists.  When it comes time to sell or buy a business, choose to work with an experienced IBBA Member who will guide you through every step of the process.


This is the primary international business broker association.

Mauldin Chamber of Commerce

Its mission is to enhance the quality of life while working to ensure the future prosperity of our community through a unified voice.


Small Business Administration


All kinds of information from the government about small businesses. If you are considering an SBA loan, you will find resources here.

Small Business Association | National Federation of Independent Business


This group represents small businesses with government institutions.

Small Business Coaching- Mentoring Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Business resources to promote your business, increase your profit margin, get customers. Learn about fastest growing companies, entrepreneurs, retain your employees, marketing, selling, sales growth, customer retention.


Great resources for business owners. These coaches have personally owned successful companies and the help business owners make more and work less.

About Franchising. American Association of Franchisees & Dealers –


Good information if you are interested in franchising.

Business Purchase and Sale Information


Good information here.

International Franchise Association –


Good franchising information.

National Association of Self Employed


Assisting self employed people.

United States Patent and Trademark Office


This is the place to go to establish a patent or trademark.