When we discover great resources we want to let you know about them.
Informational Websites and Other Services Websites
Health insurance is as important for you as liability insurance is for your company. If you are a resident of Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida or Washington visit our insurance office website for quotes and helpful information http://www.healthmarkets.com/dferguson
For under 65 health insurance options visit Healthcare.gov for unbiased objective information and links to state websites. http://www.healthcare.gov
QuickMBA is a good source of business knowledge, forms, and spreadsheets: http://www.quickmba.com/entre/
FindLaw for Small Business provides forms and articles addressing most of the legal challenges a small business faces. While we don't recommend being your own attorney, working with yours will be easier if you understand the issues. http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/
Kayak is a great comparative website if you are looking for pricing on Flights, Rental Cars, or Hotels. I recommend booking directly with the provider once you know the available price. http://www.kayak.com/index.jsp
Inc. magazine is available online. Yes, the articles are posted about a week after the print version is mailed, but the information is the same and it is easier to use the electronic version. http://www.inc.com/
Entrepreneur magazine is also available online. It caters more to the entrepreneur's business and personal issues. Good articles can be found in every issue. http://www.entrepreneur.com/
411.com is a free white pages and yellow pages phone directory. It also lists the people who are neighbors of the person you look up. And, you can do reverse look up to get a name to associate with the number you have. http://www.411.com/
LinkedIn is a sophisticated networking site for people in business. With the opportunity to post your profile, photo, and information about your business and position, it allows you to connect with others on LinkedIn to get introductions and exchange information. Here's a link to my profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agentdaveferguson/
People and Services We Recommend
Ezdirectmail offers a convenient, full turnkey approach to reaching both new customers and existing customers using direct mail. They provide targeted consumer and business mailing lists, exceptionally high quality, yet affordable color printing services as well as addressing and mailing services. http://www.easydirectmail.com/
Suited To You provides fine clothing for men, with a personal touch. When you want to look your best -- business, casual, even formal -- they'll help you look good and feel comfortable whatever the occasion. I know, I'm a customer. If looking good is important to you, and your success, talk to David Rubin at Suited To You. http://www.suited-to-you.com/
1&1 Ionos is the web hosting service I use. They are very reasonable, offer domain registration and some reasonably easy to use templates that allow you to create and maintain your own website. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=10622836
Constant Contact is the host of my newsletter email list. It's easy, affordable, provides statistics and offers support and instruction. They even offer a free trial for up to 200 email addresses so you can try it before you buy it. Email Newsletters - 60 Day Free Trial
BNI, Business Networking International, is a great way to develop relationships with other business owners. http://www.bnimarketing.com
As a past Director of the GLMV Chamber of Commerce, I recommend it highly. The key to membership is to consider it an investment - the more effort (participation) you invest, the greater the return on that investment. http://www.glmvchamber.org/ The same holds true for most organizations.
Prima By Design, Inc. provides practical and personalized organizing and relocation/staging services for homes and businesses. They work with their clients to help them gain control of the disorganized elements of their lives and develop systems to keep their clutter under control. http://www.primabydesign.com
Dave Ferguson, President and Head Coach
Lake County Business Coaching, Inc.
Libertyville, Illinois 60048
Updated April 29, 2020