Marketplace 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

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

State Election Information

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
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