Business Resources

50 Points of Profit: National Federation of Blind Merchants summary of Ron Yudd's curriculum for business success.
URL: www.blindmerchants.org/training/50-points-of-profit

National Automatic Merchandising Association: NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering and mobile. Their mission is to collectively advance and promote the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries.
URL: www.vending.org

National Buyer's Group Magazine: Contains online resources which relate to small business. Also included are national and international resources.
URL: http://www.nationalbuyinggroup.com/

National Restaurant Association: The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. The Association's mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 900,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 12.2 million people.
URL: www.restaurant.org

How to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Restaurants and Other Food Service Employers: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is frequently asked questions about whether restaurants and other food service employers risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if they base employment decisions, such as whether to exclude an employee from the workplace, on local public health rules modeled on the FDA's Food Code. The EEOC is issued this guide to assure employers that they can follow rules based on the Food Code and also comply with the ADA. The Guide also explains how the ADA applies to food service employers and people with disabilities who work in restaurants.
URL: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/restaurant_guide.html

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Randolph-Sheppard Homepage: Provides information regarding the purpose, eligibility, funding, laws, regulations and guidance of the program.
URL: www.ed.gov/programs/rsarsp/

Small Business Administration: Government program to advise and assist small business owners. Their mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.
URL: www.sba.gov

The Small Business Advisor: This site was developed and is maintained by Information International located in Great Falls, Virginia. Information International is dedicated to advising and assisting individuals who are considering starting a business or who are operating a small business. They also assist companies in doing business with United States Government agencies. Their assistance is in the form of books, special reports, consulting, and seminars.
URL: www.isquare.com

Vendline: The purpose of Vendline is to provide users with an easy to use vending related website. Further the purpose of Vendline is to facilitate the search for vending related information, and companies who perform a specific function or service. Vendline will also offer analytical tools used to evaluate business opportunities, profitability, or project feasibility.
URL: www.vendline.com