Virtual Marketplace and Employment Center

 

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

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