Marketplace, Employment, and Political Center

Find a good or service, find work, or let your political voice be heard.

Consumer Protection

  1. BrokerCheck – finding the best financial managers
  2. Bureau of Consumer Protection – help with problems on a wide variety of products
  3. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – help with problems from financial institutions
  4. SmartCheck – US government site for checking financial professionals
  5. US Food and Drug Administration – helps ensure that Americans get safe food, drugs, and other products

On Demand Work

  1. Amazon Mechanical Turk – individual Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) posted by organizations who need them done for workers who can do them
  2. Freelancer – freelance work site for businesses who need projects done and individuals who can do them
  3. My survey – paid surveys
  4. Paid survey site summary – paid surveys
  5. Upwork – Freelance developers, designers, accountants, and others

Employment/Business Assistance

  1. American Job Center (Onetonline)
  2. CareerOneStop
  3. Department of Labor
  4. Federal Business Opportunities – Contracting opportunities for the US Federal Government
  5. Glassdoorreviews on companies and jobs.
  6. Health-e-Careers
  7. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  8. Small Business Administration
  9. State Job Boards (through VetJobs.com)
  10. State and Local Employment (through StateLocalGov.net)
  11. USAjobs – Employment opportunities with the US Federal Government
  12. Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS)

Grants

  1. US Federal Government Grants
  2. State Grants
  3. California
  4. Texas
  5. Virginia
  6. Foundation Center – Public and private grant-awarding foundations

Investments, Fund Raising and Loans

  1. Fundly 
  2. Give Forward
  3. GoFundMe – General Project Funding
  4. Indiegogo
  5. Kickstarter – Creative Project Funding
  6. Prosper – Peer to Peer lending
  7. SeedInvest – crowdsourced investment services
  8. You Caring

Marketplace (Entertainers and Speakers)

  1. BigSpeak – Keynote and Motivational Speakers
  2. Christian Speaker Services
  3. Gigmasters – Bands, Comedy, Magic, Dancers, and Specialty Acts
  4. National Speakers Bureau
  5. Ram Entertainment – Live Music and Main Event Entertainment
  6. Washington Speakers Bureau

Marketplace (Goods)

  1. Alibaba – Global trading and manufacturing
  2. Amazon – Global purchasing and cloud computer services
  3. Art – online art purchasing
  4. Barnes and Noble – Online books, movies, and other goods
  5. Coupon Mom – Cost savings
  6. Craigslist – online flea market (swap meet)
  7. Ebay – online auctions
  8. Government Liquidation – surplus US government equipment
  9. Lifeway – Evangelical Christian materials

Marketplace (Luxury)

  1. Blade – New York helicopter service
  2. GetMyBoat – Boat rentals worldwide (171 countries)
  3. Stratajet – tickets for empty seats on private jets
  4. ThirdHome – home sharing

Marketplace (Real Estate)

  1. Century 21 – commercial
  2. LoopNet – commercial
  3. Realtor – residential
  4. Trulia – residential
  5. Zillow – information and comparison

Marketplace (Services)

  1. AirBNB – Places to stay
  2. Butler for You – Butlers, maids, and other domestic staff
  3. International Domestic Placement Group – Butlers, maids, and other domestic staff
  4. Incloudcounsel – Repetitive, high volume legal work
  5. Lyft – Personal transportation
  6. Medicast – Medical care at home
  7. Square – Payment services
  8. Uber – Transportation
  9. Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO) – Vacation and free time lodging
  10. We-Work – On demand office space, mail services and networking

 

Virtual Political Campaign Headquarters

Politics, here defined as the art and science of influencing governmental policy, is an indispensable part of a democratic, or even an autocratic, world. Citizens in every nation have a responsibility to be involved in any way they can, whether voting, giving money, volunteering, or even campaigning. Finally, the political process and those involved in it, whatever their beliefs, need prayer.

Political Almanac, Analysis and Commentary

  1. Ballotpedia
  2. The Center for Responsive Politics
  3. CQ Roll Call
  4. Democratic national committee
  5. Green Papers – Background and rules on the US political process
  6. Government (Congress) tracking
  7. Politico – Political analysis and commentary
  8. Real Clear Politics
  9. Redstate – Conservative political commentary
  10. Republican national committee
  11. UVA Center for Politics
  12. VoteSmart

 

Polling and Marketing

  1. The Marketing Arm – Davies brown popularity index
  2. E poll market research
  3. Gallup Research
  4. Harris Interactive
  5. Nielsen Social
  6. Pew Research Center
  7. Quinnipiac Polls
  8. Rasmussen Reports
  9. Social media examiner – social media information and trends

 

State Election results and other information

1.     Alabama

2.     Alaska

3.     Arizona

4.     Arkansas

5.     California

6.     Colorado

7.     Connecticut

8.     Delaware

9.     Florida

10.  Georgia

11.  Hawaii

12.  Idaho

13.  Illinois

14.  Indiana

15.  Iowa

16.  Kansas

17.  Kentucky

18.  Louisiana

19.  Maine

20.  Maryland

21.  Massachusetts

22.  Michigan

23.  Minnesota

24.  Mississippi

25.  Missouri

26.  Montana

27.  Nebraska

28.  Nevada

29.  New Hampshire

30.  New Jersey

31.  New Mexico

32.  New York

33.  North Carolina

34.  North Dakota

35.  Ohio

36.  Oklahoma

37.  Oregon

38.  Pennsylvania

39.  Rhode Island

40.  South Carolina

41.  South Dakota

42.  Tennessee

43.  Texas

44.  Utah

45.  Vermont

46.  Virginia – Public Access Project

47.  Washington

48.  West Virginia

49.  Wisconsin

50.  Wyoming

 

 

Vendors and Training

  1. CallFire – Business and Political Tools
  2. Campaign Solutions
  3. Lincoln Strategy Group
  4. NationBuilder
  5. Online Candidate – websites and other digital campaign products
  6. Parade rentals – fire engines, parade floats, buses
  7. Veterans Campaign – helping veterans running for public office
  8. Will Milligan Events – specialists in political fundraisers

 

 

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