Cool Website: Microsoft's bCentral

Weeding through the plethora of Websites offering business tips and resources is no easy task. Many are nothing but self-promotion, with little solid information and advice. Microsoft's bCentral ( does a good job of balancing product pitches with helpful tips for everyday business operations. The site features sections covering sales and marketing, Websites, commerce, and financing, as well as lists of services available for common business needs, such as registering a domain name. The News & Resources section can be particularly helpful with daily updating of timely tips and links to business stories from various sources, including, American City Business Journals and Fast Company.