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Sites submitted to this category cover the accounting profession in general, and do not focus on a particular world region. Regionally focused sites - including those covering a particular US state or area - should be submitted to the appropriate category in the branch.
This category contains sites pertaining to the accounting profession.
Sites which sell but do not manufacture aircraft parts and components should be sent to the Aviation Spares category.

Sites which sell new or second hand aircraft should be sent to the Aviation Sales category.

Machine shops which do not specialise in aerospace components should be sent to one of the categories in the Machining section.

The Aerospace and Defense category comprises industries and establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following:

  • Development, manufacture, and distribution of civil and military aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, military equipment, and the auxiliary equipment, parts and supplies.
  • Development, manufacture, and distribution of aerospace engines, propulsion units, and auxiliary equipment or parts.
  • Development and production of aerospace and military product prototypes.
  • Aircraft conversion (i.e., major modifications to systems).
  • Complete aircraft or propulsion systems overhaul and rebuilding (i.e., periodic restoration of aircraft to original design specifications).
  • Services that specifically support these industries (e.g., consulting, marketing, associations, etc.).

In general, the aerospace industry is engaged in the research, development, and manufacture of flight vehicles, ranging from unpowered gliders, sailplanes and lighter-than-air craft up though space vehicles. The term aerospace is derived from the words aeronautics and spaceflight.

Submit sites about farms or companies that are involved with the growing of edible plants or raising livestock, as well as supporting services and products.

Sites that should be submitted elsewhere in the directory.

The Agriculture and Forestry sector comprises industries engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats.

The companies in this sector are often described as farms, ranches, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries, orchards, or hatcheries. This sector includes supporting industries such as equipment, supplies, consulting and administrative services, etc.


(Source: This category description is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 1997).
This category includes sites which concern the behind-the-scenes, business-to-business aspects of the arts and entertainment industry, including management, booking, production, distribution, equipment, and marketing. Non-entertainment industry business-related sites will not be listed here. We ask that you submit to the most appropriate subcategory; your compliance will improve your listing time.

Retail sites whose primary purpose is selling merchandise should be submitted to an appropriate subcategory of Shopping.

For websites and portfolios of painters, sculptors, actors, musicians and other artists, please find an appropriate subcategory under Arts.

Companies who specialize in items for home decor (such as vases, fountains, metalwork, etc.) do not belong here. Please find an appropriate subcategory under Home and Garden instead.

Thank you for helping the Open Directory Project grow.

The entertainment industry, or "show business" as it is sometimes called, includes the motion picture, television, radio, music, theatre, and theme park industries. In addition, it includes the entertainment-related aspects of several other industries such as sports, fashion, and gaming.
Please submit only sites for generic business associations (no specific industry focus) which have a global membership.
The Business Associations category only lists sites for trade associations which have global membership across multiple business industries.

Excluded from this category are:

Please submit sites about the automotive industry to this category.

Sites about general manufacturing, even if the products is used by the automotive industry, should be submitted to Industrial Goods and Services.

Please submit sites primarily selling products online to the most appropriate category within the Shopping branch as they will not be listed here.

This is not a category for consumer services or car dealerships. Please submit those sites into appropriate subcategories of Regional or Recreation/Autos.

This category will list the companies that manufacture and support the manufacture of automotive products. Automotive is defined as vehicles that are self powered such as cars, trucks, racing cars, snowmobiles and motorcycles.
Please check the subcategories here to find the most specific location for your submission, as this will minimise the delay in listing it. You can also speed the listing process by following the general guidelines to be found here.

Sites listed in this category and its subcategories will represent companies involved in product development and marketing.

If your site is concerned more with non-commercial research, study or information, it belongs in Science/Biology/Biotechnology/ or Health/Pharmacy.

All sites with online sales to consumers belong in Shopping, and will not be listed here.

Biotechnology refers to the use of cellular and molecular processes in drug discovery and manufacturing, research, and biologically engineered food production.

Pharmaceuticals include over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins and nutritional supplements. The term also covers drug delivery systems and diagnostic compounds.

Sites about societal issues not directly related to business should be submitted to a subcategory of Society. Sites for businesses will not be listed in this category, but should be submitted to the specific category for the type of business.
The Business and Society category contains sites which pertain to the interaction between businesses, organizations, and governmental bodies. Most sites in this category will focus on the social, economic, or environmental impact of businesses, while many will deal with ethics and social responsibility as it pertains to business.
Use your keyword search terms to find the most appropriate category for your site submission. If you are submitting, only submit your main url. Ex: www.abc.com - do not submit redirected sites, mirror sites, and/or page extensions. They will not be listed.

Please create a 1-1/2 to 2 sentence description. Do not submit two lines of search terms; this practice will result in an editor following dmoz submission guidelines rewriting your description in their words instead of yours.

Be advised that if you submit multiple listings of your URL or variations thereof, you will be flagged as a "spam" site. Spam sites are generally deleted. See specific dmoz guidelines relating to this topic for detailed information.

Although we do not guarantee your site being listed, we thank you for your visit and submission to the dmoz directory.

The Business Services sector broadly covers establishments and industries that provide professional and administrative support services to a variety of  businesses (e.g. B2B) and organizations (e.g. B2G). In some cases, these companies also provide services to consumers, but providing services to other enterprises is their main focus.

The common theme in this category are B2B industries where human capital is the major input. The companies classified in this sector sell expertise.

The Business Services hierarchy is implicitly grouped into the following two areas.
  1. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: These activities require a high degree of expertise and training. Much of the expertise requires academic degrees, though not in every case. Activities performed include: legal advice and representation; accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services; architectural, engineering, and specialized design services; computer services; consulting services; information and research services; corporate communication services; translation and interpretation services; and other professional, scientific, and technical services.

  2. Administrative Services: Industries in this subsector include establishments engaged in activities that support the day-to-day operations of other organizations. The processes employed in this sector (e.g., clerical activities) are often integral parts of the activities of companies found in all sectors of the economy. The establishments classified in this subsector have specialized in one or more of these activities and can, therefore, provide services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households. The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular process that they are engaged in and the particular services they provide.
The Agrochemicals category comprises establishments which are primarily engaged in the production of:
  • Fertilizers or materials to be used as raw materials for fertilizers. These include nitrogen- and phosphorus-based products, as well as those derived from animal waste or other sources,
  • Pesticides for agricultural or household use, including fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and rodenticides, or
  • Other agricultural chemicals.
Also included are support industries such as associations, wholesalers, importers, and media companies focussing on the agrochemical sector.

The Chemicals category focuses on industries and companies engaged in chemical manufacturing, including:

  • Basic organic and inorganic chemical compounds, resins, additives, pigments, dyes, and petrochemicals which are generally used as raw materials for other chemical products,
  • Intermediate and end products for both industrial and consumer use, including cleaning agents, adhesives and coatings, and agricultural chemicals,
  • Synthesis of polymers and plastics, as well as companies which provide contract processing such as extrusion or molding,
  • Support industries such as producers of chemical manufacturing equipment as well as associations, wholesalers, importers, and media companies focussing on chemical sectors
Sites not listed in this category include:
This category should contain sites that are of interstate, national, or multinational importance.

A business which serves a local area, such as only a city, a metropolitan area, or simply a portion of a state or province, should be listed in the locality of the company''s corporate office.

For example, a company whose office is in Wilmington, Delaware, would be listed in >> Regional: North America: United States: Delaware: Localities: W: Wilmington: Business and Economy

The Construction and Maintenance sector category includes resources on industries and companies primarily engaged in the design and construction of buildings and other structures, heavy construction (e.g. such as highways, power plants, and pipelines), additions, alterations, reconstruction, installation, and maintenance and repairs.  Demolition or wrecking of buildings and other structures, clearing of building sites, and sale of materials from demolished structures are also included. Finally, industries and companies that manufacture and distribute construction supplies and equipment are included in this branch.

This category also includes information resources covering these industries, such as associations, reference resources, news, etc.

(Source: This category description is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 1997).

Please submit only sites for manufacturers, distributors, and marketers of finished products that are used directly by consumers. Suppliers of raw materials, packaging, and parts should be sent to other categories. Sites that exist primarily to sell goods and services directly to the consumer are listed in the Shopping category. See the Shopping category description for more detail.
The Consumer Goods and Services sector category includes industries and companies focused on manufacturing, distributing and marketing finished products that will be used by the general public. Also included here are links to categories covering personal service industries and companies that provide services to the consumer market (note: most of the consumer services categories exist elsewhere in the ODP, and are represented here by @links).
  • Industries and companies focused on providing professional and administrative services primarily to other businesses are listed under Business/Business_Services.
  • Producers and supplies of the materials, substances, components, machinery and other industrial technology used in manufacturing goods are listed under Business/Industrial Goods and Services.  However, producers and suppliers of materials, substances, components, machinery and other industrial technology used in the manufacture of specific consumer goods are listed under Consumer Goods and Services (e.g. a manufacture of  fans for use in home appliances; or water heaters for consumer as well as commercial use).
Only businesses operated under a cooperative business model (i.e., worker-owned or customer-owned) reside in Business/Cooperatives and its subcategories.

If you are not sure whether your business operates under a cooperative model, you may wish to see http://www.cooponline.coop/about_whatis_values.html.

Sites that are not in the English language should be submitted to a business category in the appropriate language in the World/ category.

Cooperatives (also called co-ops) are a form of business ownership that is practiced all over the world. The most common types of cooperatives are worker-owned and consumer-owned. Most cooperatives adhere to seven principles:
  • Voluntary and Open Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Member Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training and Information
  • Co-operation among Co-operatives
  • Concern for Community

Co-ops include:

Agricultural: farms, feed suppliers, and seed banks.

Computer and Internet: ISPs, web hosting, and computer design collectives

Energy: utility companies and power providers

Financial: banks, credit unions, investors, insurers, and mortgage brokers

Food Cooperatives: health-food stores and bulk food sharing programs

Housing: housing cooperatives and intentional communities.

Visual Arts: groups of artists, both living and working together.

Before you submit your site please take the time to look around the category to ensure that your site is appropriate to this category. And also be sure to review the general guidelines.

The editors reserve the right not to list your site, and to delete it after its addition. Multiple submissions may be considered when appropriate (for example, a site that contains valuable resources pertinent to multiple subcategories) but "spam-like" attempts, especially to inappropriate categories, will not be tolerated. Please, submit only to those categories most appropriate to the content of your site.

The Customer Service category is a directory of resource sites containing information related to the broad field of customer service (including customer satisfaction, technical support, etc.). This category will contain a combination of informational sites broadly related to customer service theory and its practical application, of interest to customer service related professionals in all industries and occupations. It will also contain resource listings of practitioners (companies, governmental, academic) engaged in some aspect of customer service (consulting, facilitation, training, etc.). Check subdirectories for specific topics.
Please submit only sites for business directories which span multiple industries and multiple continents.

- Industry-specific directories should be submitted according to the industry which they cover.

- This category is the right place for general business directories, where users can find businesses by countries, regions, etc.

- Regionally-specific business directories (local, state/province, or national) are listed according to the geographic area which they cover. (For example, if you have a business directory which lists only UK based companies, you should suggest it to this category: /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Business_and_Economy/Directories/).

- If you own a business (e.g. a plumbing company) do not submit it here (a web directory is a website which lists other websites), instead search your specific industry and suggest your website there.

The Business Directories category only lists business directories which span more than a single continent and cover multiple business industries.

Excluded from this category are:

This category lists sites which operate on a national or international scale.

Businesses serving a specific region should go to Regional and submit to the Business category in the region served.

Submitting a site to the wrong category or too broad a category will only hinder your sites placement in the directory.

Thank you for your cooperation.

E-Commerce, or electronic commerce, is defined as the conduct of business and financial transactions by electronic means. It is the use of Internet technologies to bring together customers, business, partners, suppliers and employees. This category focuses on the many aspects of conducting business using the Internet and the World Wide Web: Marketing, Strategy, Training, Research, Practice, and Services, among other topics that are related to Electronic Commerce.
Broad category of Business covering Training as well as Schools. Category includes numerous areas of training and schools that businesses provide, ranging from Aviation to Zookeeping. See also Education for formal education opportunities.

Before Submitting Your Site:

This Electronics and Electrical sector category includes industries and companies that manufacturer electronic and electrical components, equipment, and hardware, and manufacturers of materials, supplies, tools, components and equipment that are specific to the manufacture of electronics and electrical components.

Sites for industries and companies that manufacture, distribute and sell finished electronics and electrical products (e.g. home appliances, radios, TVs, etc.) are not listed here.

Only a few companies in the world qualify to be listed on the main page. Please submit your company's primary URL to the category that represents your companies primary focus. If you believe you have been listed inappropriately please submit a feedback to the listed editor(s).

Sites listed here should be general in nature. If your site covers a specific industry please send it to that category.

Some examples include: Advertising, Entertainment, Law Enforcement, Sales and Information Technology.

If your company covers job listings for a specific area of the world, please send your listing to the appropriate Regional category.

If your site is not in English, please send to the appropriate World category.

The Employment category focuses on bringing employees and employers together. This includes resources and establishments engaged in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Recruitment and/or staffing services on behalf of employers
  • Advice or assistance with preparation of resumes and portfolios
  • Job search directories
  • Career management
Excluded from this category are:
  • Individual job postings (i.e. the "help wanted" section of an employer's website) are not listed in the Open Directory due to their inherent transient nature.
  • Resumes/portfolios, recruiters and staffing services, and job search directories specific to an industry sector are listed according to the industry which they serve.
  • Agencies and individuals which offer local employment services and regionally-specific job boards are listed according to the geographic area which they serve.
  • Topics related to the management and training of existing employees are organized in Business: Human Resources.

In order to be listed in the Business tree, sites must be in English or have English content.
If the site is for an organization that serves a small geographic area, then it will not be listed here.
Such sites may be listed in the Regional category tree.

The Energy sector covers distinct, but increasingly interdependent industries.  This category tree includes the following:

  • Industries engaged in the electric power generation industry.
  • Industries engaged in oil and gas exploration, refining, storage, distribution, and marketing.
  • Providers of electric, water, and gas services (eg. utilities).
  • Industries developing renewable and alternative energy sources.

This category also includes information resources covering these industries, such as associations, reference resources, and news.
Please note that industries providing environmental protection, safety equipment, and services such as pollution control products, waste management, recycling operations, and waste-to-energy products, are listed in the Business: Environment category tree.

In order to be listed in the Business tree, sites must be in English or have English content.
If the site is for an organization that serves a small geographic area, then it will not be listed here.
Such sites may be listed in the Regional category tree.

The Environment sector covers distinct, but increasingly interdependent industries.  This category tree includes the following:

  • Industries engaged in environmental protection, with products and services such as pollution control.
  • Industries developing and providing waste management, recycling operations, and convertion of waste to products for energy, such as incinerator pellets, to supply the Biomass Energy Industry.
  • Industries developing and providing safety equipment.

This category also includes information resources covering these industries, such as associations, reference resources, and news.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

Includes banking, loan and credit categories. Please review the related categories below if you cannot find what you are looking for here.
Please find the most appropriate subcategory for the site being submitted.

Producers and bottlers should generally be listed here if the main focus of the site is offering their products at the wholesale level. Non-business oriented informational sites as well as some beverage producers, like distilleries, breweries and wineries are listed in Recreation: Food: and its subcats. Shopping: Food: is the place for any site offering on-line shopping of food items. Duplicate listings will not usually be considered.

Retailers serving a limited geographic area should submit their listings to the appropriate Business and Economy category in the Regional branch.

Sites of suppliers or manufacturers of beverage service equipment should be submitted to Business: Food and Related Products: Foodservice Equipment.

The Food and Related Products sector category includes industries and companies engaged in transforming livestock and agricultural products into products for intermediate or final consumption. Also included are manufacturers and distributors of processing supplies and equipment, wholesalers, and services supporting industries in this sector, which include consulting, employment, marketing, associations, etc. Professional and industrial resources are also included.
Sites generally not listed in this category include:

  • Local retailers (bakeries, for example) which serve a very limited geographic area are listed in the Regional category according to the city or town where they are located.
  • Retailers providing online shopping are listed in Shopping: Food.
  • Sites dealing with food and beverages as a recreational interest (history, humor, facts, etc.) are listed in Recreation: Food.
  • Cooking and recipe sites are listed in Home: Cooking.
  • Scientific, research and technical sites covering food science are listed in Science: Technology: Food Science.
  • Sites covering human nutrition and dietary aspects of food are listed in Health: Nutrition.
  • Industries engaged in growing crops and raising livestock are listed under Business: Agriculture and Forestry.
Sites listed here will represent companies which provide products or services to the professional healthcare industry.

Sites concerning the actual provision of healthcare to consumers belong in the appropriate subcategory of Health.

Please check the subcategories here to find the most specific location for your submission, as this will minimise the delay in listing it. You can also speed the listing process by following the general guidelines to be found here.

The healthcare industry depends on an infrastructure of suppliers, distributors and management services.
Please submit all hospitality sites to the relevant sub-category.

The Hospitality sector category  is broadly defined to include industries and establishments offering customers with lodging and/or food services. Also included are establishments offering supplies and equipment, and services that support these industries.

Excluded from this sector are civic and social organizations, amusement and recreation parks, theaters, and other recreation or entertainment facilities and venues providing food and beverage services.

Also excluded from this sector are establishments that offer event planning and production services, which may include accommodation and food service activities.  Examples of companies in this sector include conference, exhibit, and meeting planners. Sites offering event planning services are listed under Business/Business_Services/Event_Planning_and_Production/

Sites for individual lodging establishments (e.g. hotels, motels, B&Bs, etc.) and individual restaurants, bars and nightclubs are listed in the Regional branch.  However, the Hospitality category does list sites for regional, national and international chains, corporations and holding companies.

Please submit sites for firms offering HR services in the UK to:

Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Business_and_Economy/Human_Resources

Human Resources covers a range of topics, all dealing with the "People" aspects of running a business. HR has 2 major components HRM (management of people) and HRD (learning and development for staff). Typically larger companies have their own HR department but may buy in specific services from a specialist firm. Smaller companies may opt to have all their HR managed by an external HR company. Business/Human_Resources contains sites for companies specializing in Human Resource services. This may be as an HR service provider to other companies or as a provider of advice/resources/consultancy to HR departments. It has been divided into several subcategories for companies specializing in a particular aspect of HR. Those offering a more general service can be found at the top level.
Please submit the legal or exact name of the association as the title of the site. Do not include the association name in the description. Individual companies and professional associations should submit to a more appropriate category. Non-english sites should submit to the appropriate category under World.

The Industrial Goods and Services category includes sites covering the following types of industries:

  • Producers and supplies of the materials, substances, components, machinery and other industrial technology used in manufacturing goods.
  • Producers and suppliers of industrial goods used by manufacturers (e.g. Industrial Supply).
  • Engineering and consulting services for manufacturing and allied industries.
  • Information resources on diversified manufacturing and allied industries.
The Information Services industry broadly includes those establishments that create, disseminate, or provide the means to distribute information. Specifically, the scope of this category includes companies that collect, retrieve, and deliver various types of information, including real-time data via online services, electronic transmission, the Internet, or other means.

Before you submit your site please take the time to review the general submission guidelines for the Business categories.

Information Technology is divided into subcategories. Please review the subcategories and select the single most appropriate subcategory for your submission. Failure to submit to the most specific appropriate subcategory or submitting to multiple categories can delay the consideration of your submission. Misplaced sites will be moved prior to review; correct placement helps avoids delays.

Sites related to a specific geographic region should submit to the appropriate location category in Top: Regional. These sites are placed based on the geographic area served.

Sites related to computer products or services, or a particular type of hardware, software, or system, should submit to the appropriate category in Top: Computers.

This category is for sites about Information Technology, a term which refers to the use of a variety of computer and other technologies, and their associated business practices, to support efficient and effective business operations

The editors reserve the right not to list your site, and to delete it after its addition. Multiple submissions, especially to inappropriate categories, will not be tolerated.

Before submitting your site, please review the Guidelines for Submitting a Site.
This category is for businesses and resources that deal with business and commerce between nations. Businesses and resources that deal specifically with business within a country, should be found at that country's regional business category, for example: Regional/North_America/Canada/Business_and_Economy/ Individual importers', exporters', manufacturers' and industry specific sites are found as a subcategory of the industry such as Business/{IndustryName}/
NOTICE: Please select the proper sub-category for your site. If your site is regional in nature it MUST be submitted to Regional. Only one listing will be allowed, so please select your category carefully. Submission of sites using separate URL''s is strictly forbidden and is grounds for having those sites excluded from the Open Directory.

Before submitting your site, please review the Guidelines for Submitting a Site.

Any investment related site may apply for placement here. Check subdirectories: Brokerages, Chats and Forums, Commodities, Companies, Day Trading, Games, International, Investment Guides, Managed futures, Mutual Funds, Options, Organizations, Publications, Retirement Planning, Socially Responsible, Software, Stocks, and so on. Please do not submit your site to more than one category. Please do not try to use different URL's to receive more than one listing. If you have a site pertaining to venture capital, please submit that to Business: Financial Services: Venture Capital.

This category lists only sites that provide financial information and data about corporations and other business enterprises. This includes corporate reports, financial statements, and other data of interest to investors.

Individual corporate sites, or consumer information sites for a single company will not be listed here, and should be submitted instead to the appropriate industry category.

Overview Category includes an alphabetical listing of web sites for all publicly traded and major privately held companies throughout the world. The list also includes major partnerships, cooperatives, government-owned corporations, mutual companies, not-for-profit enterprises, and joint ventures. Public Companies Sites for all public companies whose securities are traded on one of the world's major stock exchanges may be listed. Private Companies and Other Types of Companies Major private companies and other major business enterprises should be selected from objectively published rankings, such as Hoover's 500, Forbes, and 500 Private. Do not list companies that appear on lists where the company must pay or apply to be listed (e.g. Inc. 500).
Before you submit your site please take the time to look around the category to ensure that your site is appropriate to this category. And also be sure to review the general guidelines.

The editors reserve the right not to list your site, and to delete it after its addition. Multiple submissions may be considered when appropriate (for example, a site that contains valuable resources pertinent to multiple subcategories) but "spam-like" attempts, especially to inappropriate categories, will not be tolerated. Please, submit only to those categories most appropriate to the content of your site.

The Management category is a directory of resource sites containing information related to the broad field of management. This category will contain a combination of informational sites broadly related to management theory and its application, of interest to managers and related professionals, and it will also contain listings of practitioners engaged in some aspect of management (companies, governmental, academic). Check subdirectories for specific topics.
The Open Directory editors reserve the right to delete sites under construction, duplicate domains or submissions and sites submitted to incorrect categories.

Before submitting your site, please review the Guidelines for Submitting a Site.

The Marketing and Advertising category comprises sub-industries and establishments engaged in one or more of the following:
  • Advertising in print, broadcast, interactive, or other media
  • Branding and corporate identity design
  • Creation and distribution of promotional items
  • Internet marketing strategy and analysis
  • Collection and analysis of market research
  • Public relations activities
  • Training and development of sales representatives
Excluded from this category are:
Companies which manufacture end products, for example scientific glassware or rubber gaskets, do not belong in this category. Use the search engine to find a specific directory related to that product or industry elsewhere in the Open Directory Product.

Companies which provide custom manufacturing or machining services do not belong here either, even if they specialize in a certain material. Instead, they belong in an appropriate subcategory of Business: Industries: Manufacturing: Casting, Molding, Machining.

Web sites that have no English version available should not be listed here. Instead, find the appropriate language category under World.

Materials are the raw stuff used in manufacturing and industry. Some examples are steel, fibers, glass, and plastics. This category lists manufacturers and distributors of raw materials.
Title: Name of company - description of services will be edited out. Description - brief description of what the site/company offors. Puff adjectives (best, greatest, most, etc.) will generally be edited out.

The Mining and Drilling sector comprises industries and companies involved in extracting naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. quarrying, well operations, beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, and flotation), and other preparation customarily performed at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity.

Industries and companies involved in Oil and Gas extraction are listed under Business/Energy_and_Environment/Oil_and_Gas/

(Source: This category description is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 1997).

Please submit only sites for newspapers, magazines and e-zines, and other media sites which cover the topic of business as a whole.

Sites not listed in this category include:

The Business News and Media category includes newspapers, magazines and e-zines, and other media sites which cover the business industry as a whole.
This category is not for affiliate sites, resellers, ''get-paid-to-surf'' links, or MLM''s. Those submissions are deleted.

Independent representatives, distributors, or resellers of multi-level marketing (MLM) systems or pyramids are not listed in the directory. Submissions of sites of this nature will be rejected and flagged for deletion.

The "Opportunities" category is generic and intended for general information about business opportunities for individuals, and general approaches to opportunities in business. For Web sites and companies involved in specific aspects of business opportunities including sales, employment, jobs, MLM, Internet, home-based, franchises, distributing, internet and partners programs, and so on, please see those sub-categories.
Business sites that serve specific localities or regions will not be listed here. Please submit them to the proper Regional category.

The Publishing_and_Printing sector category covers two distinct, yet very interdependent industries.

Publishing: Entities engaged in publishing and distributing newspapers, magazines, other periodicals, and books, as well as electronic materials.

Printing: Establishments involved in the manufacture, production, and distribution of print products, such as newspapers, books, periodicals, business forms, greeting cards, and other materials. This includes companies that perform perform support activities, such as bookbinding, platemaking services, and data imaging. This subsector includes printing on clothing because the production process for that activity is printing, not clothing manufacturing.

Publishing of printed and electronic products is the main theme of this category. All printing sites are colocated under the Printing subcategory.

(Source: This category description is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 1997).

Sites are not listed at this level.

Please find the most appropriate subcategory and submit there. Submitting your site to the wrong category will hinder your site''s listing in the directory.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Real Estate sector category includes industries and establishments that are primarily engaged in renting or leasing real estate to others; managing real estate for others; selling, buying, or renting real estate for others; and providing other real estate related services, such as appraisal services.

Sites generally not listed in this category:

Sites listed directly under Business/Resources should provide a comprehensive overview of the field of Business. The information contained in these sites should cover multiple areas of business. Resources typically include search engines *and* directory information. They usually provide directories, FAQs, chats, forums, news, publications, etc. all on one site. Sites that are solely directories or search engines should be placed in either the Directories or Search_Engines subcategories. -- rdkeating25, updated 6/16/00
Sites listed in this category include information resources of interest to a businessperson. Sites should not solely focus on promoting a business enterprise (e.g. a company's web site), or selling a product or service. Sites listed directly under Business/Resources should provide a comprehensive overview of the field of Business. The information contained in these sites should cover multiple areas of business. Resources typically include search engines *and* directory information. They usually provide directories, FAQs, chats, forums, news, publications, etc. all on one site. Sites that are solely directories or search engines should be placed in either the Directories or Search_Engines subcategories. -- rdkeating25, updated 6/16/00
Please submit only sites for associations or other organizations whose scope encompasses retail trade as a whole (for example, retail merchant associations).

The Retail Trade sector category includes industries and establishments that focus primarily on providing products and services to retailers. Included in this category are sites covering the retail merchandising industry, retailer resources, suppliers and manufacturers of retailing products, and services that support the industry.

Retailers listed in Business vs. Shopping

Corporate sites for regional, national, and international retail chains, corporations, and holding companies may be listed within Business if they are focused on providing information about the retailer rather than functioning as a consumer shopping destination.

For example, http://www.walmartstores.com/ is WalMart's corporate site, and may be listed in the Business branch. However, http://www.walmart.com/ is a consumer shopping site, and would thus be listed in Shopping.

When a retailer's site functions as both a corporate site and a shopping destination, the site is generally listed only in the Shopping branch (e.g. http://www.landsend.com/).

Sites generally not listed in this category include:

  • Individual retailers are listed in one of three places, according to the above criteria.
    • Business: Those which qualify for a listing in Business are listed according to their industry. For example, sites for major automotive retail chains are listed in Business: Automotive: Retail.
    • Shopping: Retailer sites designed as online destinations for distance shopping.
    • Regional: Sites for local retail outlets are listed according to the city or town where they are located.
  • Manufacturers of the goods sold by retailers are listed according to their primary industry within Business. Many are listed in Business: Consumer Goods and Services.
This category is for non profit, educational and trade associations that inform, enable the support the development and maintenance of Small Businesses.

While Small Business Development Centers, SBDC''s, offer many services to small business, individual centers service a local or regional area, and should be found in their proper Regional category.

Please submit your association''s name as the title of the site. Keep your descriptions as specific and as short as possible. Factual descriptions are appreciated, marketing hype will be deleted.

The Small Business category is a resource-based category aimed at owners and operators of small businesses. It contains sites about small businesses, small business operations, advice for starting a small business, and other resources.

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For accurate and speedy review and listing, please select the most appropriate category for your site and submit there.

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The Textiles and Nonwovens industry category comprises entities involved in the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of textile and nonwoven products.

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Some types of site are not listed here:
The Transportation and Logistics sector category includes industries providing transportation of people, cargo, goods, merchandise and products by land, air or sea. Also included in this category are industries and companies engaged in importing and exporting, customs brokers, packing, warehousing, and storage.
Companies that also sell to the general public will be considered in the Wholesale/ category only if those sales are a MINOR part of company''s trading. Double listing in both Shopping/ and other Business/ categories will be extremely rare and considered on a case by case basis.

NO company whose primary focus is to sell to the general public will be listed in Wholesale/.

These are also sites of which the primary focus is to allow the consumer to select and obtain goods and services over the Web belong to the Shopping and shall NOT be listed in the Wholesale/

NO company that produces/manufactures goods will be listed in the Wholesale/ under any circumstances. No sites are listed at the top level of Wholesale/

Directories/

This category lists sites which are directories for wholesale related sites or are wholesale "shopping malls".

The Wholesale Trade category comprises establishments whose primary function is to purchase goods and merchandise from producers and manufacturers and sell those goods, generally without transformation, to re-sellers, often in bulk.

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