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HR Assistance:

  • PIHRA – Professionals in Human Resources Association.
  • Workforce – HR trends & tools for business results.
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) – The world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 170,000 individual members, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available.
  • ASTD Training services for members.
    Personnel Systems Associates Inc. – Areas of expertise include compensation, personnel management, expert witness testimony,
    H-1B wage determination, and personnel computer systems.
  • HRTools.com – Information on staffing, legal compliance,training and performance, benefits& compensation, and safety.
  • Keep Employees inc. – KEi is an Application Service Provider (ASP). We offer you subscriptions to web-based tools that can dramatically increase the probability of hiring and retaining the employees who are right for your business.
  • RBAN
  • WorldatWork – For 48 years, WorldatWork has been the source for compensation, benefits and total rewards information.
  • Marketingsource.com – The Directory of Associations is a comprehensive source of information on associations and professional societies including business and trade associations, 501c non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and other charity and community associations.

Government Sites:

Business Associations:

  • L.A. Chamber of Commerce – Find out about membership benefits and much more. Get quotes on business services and save money on member-only discount programs. Members get reduced rates on Chamber room and Compaq Learning Center rentals. Target potential clients by searching the membership by business description, keyword or location.
  • SBA – Small Business Association.
  • SBA Women’s Center – Information on starting your own business,finding local services, taxes, grants and much more.
  • Better Business Bureau – Fairness in the marketplace.
  • Business Network International BNI is a business and professional networking organization that offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, referrals.
  • SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” – A nonprofit association dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with free, confidential face-to-face and email business counseling. Business counseling and workshops are offered at 389 chapter offices across the country.
  • Mid Valley Chamber of Commerce – The Mid Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the premier business organization in the San Fernando Valley. The Chamber has expanded beyond its original roots of the Van Nuys, Panorama City, and North Hills communities and now serves the entire Valley region.
  • United Chamber of Commerce – Twenty-four member chambers comprise the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, representing over 8,000 businesses and 250,000 employees. UCC is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation whose roots go back to the turn of the century when business first began to spring up in the Valley.

Customer Service:

  • Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) – Specialized mapping/locator tools for Consolidated Plans, Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities and Revitalization areas.This online tool can help verify if a particular location is eligible for the tax incentives offered in RC/EZ/EC areas.
  • Valley Economic Development Center – The Valley Economic Development Center, Inc., (VEDC), based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, is a 501(c)3 community based private non-profit corporation which offers training, consulting, technical assistance and financing to small and medium-sized businesses. VEDC has over 26 years experience and a superb track record of providing business services throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Disabilities:

  • CABLN – The CABLN is an active alliance of California companies who are collaborating to improve employment for people with disabilities.
  • APLA – AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the nation’s largest AIDS service organizations, provides direct services to more than 10,000 men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County.You can also visit their on-line publication HIVLA.

Wage & Salary Information:

Insurance:

  • BenefitMall.com – BenefitMall works with experienced insurance brokers in your area to help you find the best plan for your employees, at the right cost.

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