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Useful Websites: Business Resources for Chiropractors
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AnnualCreditReport.com https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp Eligibility for an annual free credit report is determined by your state of residence based on the rollout schedule set by federal law, with September 1, 2005 the date for complete implementation.
American Express: Creating an effective business plan
http://www133.americanexpress.com/osbn/tool/biz_plan/index.asp Easy to follow tutorial. Includes some promotion of American Express products.
Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org/ for United States and Canada.
Canada Business http://www.cbsc.org/ A collaborative arrangement among 43 Government of Canada departments, provincial, territorial governments and, in some cases, not-for-profit organizations, that helps Canadian entrepreneurs get the correct and region- appropriate information, advice and support they need to build their businesses. Includes the Interactive Business Planner.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services http://www.cms.gov/
Department of Health and Human Services (U.S.) http://www.hhs.gov/
FastCompany http://www.fastcompany.com Chronicles change in business, publishes a low cost general magazine, and promotes links to hundreds of advertised services. Its free online guides, organized under broad categories, include: Leading a small business, Managing employees, Grassroots marketing, Tax strategies.
GovLoans.gov http://www.govloans.gov/home The United States Departments of Agriculture, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration, and Veterans Affairs have come together to create this single point of access for federal loan information on the Web." Includes a glossary of loan terms and links to additional resources.
HRtools.com http://www.hrtools.com A virtual human resources department on the Web, sponsored by KnowledgePoint of Petaluma, California, a publisher of human resource management software. The site covers staffing, legal compliance, training and performance, benefits and compensation, and safety. It also includes forms for job descriptions, policies, and performance reviews; and quizzes to help evaluate aspects of contracts, hiring practices, and other topics. Free registration required.
Internet Public Library: Business and Economics http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&tid=6607&parent=0 An updated, cateogorized collection of annotated links to business-related sites.
Mortgage Calculators & Financial Calculators http://www.mortgageloan.com/calculator/ Over 100 personal finance calculators available to aid decision making on loans of all kinds, investments, taxes, and retirement. The lists in each category provide a useful overview of various financial options.
National Federation of Small Business: Insurance & Healthcare http://www.nfib.com/business-resources/insurance-healthcare
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (U.S.): Small Business http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/index.html
One Page Business Plan Company http://www.onepagebusinessplan.com/sample_plans.html Sample one-page business plans and sales information for the popular textbook.
SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business http://www.score.org/ The Service Corps of Retired Executives gives small business owners guidance in establishing and maintaining successful enterprises. The Web site offers disaster advice; locations of local chapters; links to calculators, free software, business plans, trade shows, and other business resources; news and informational articles; and free, confidential counseling by e-mail. Counselors representing more than 600 skills are available to assist in locating investors, setting goals, veterans' business issues, and other matters.
Small Business Administration (U.S.) http://www.sba.gov/ Through online services and its offices in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, SBA offers training and advocacy for small firms. Webpages include many links to government affairs and publications, as well as direct information about starting and financing a business; SBA contacts and local offices; disaster assistance. The section SBA Classroom shows a regional calendar of workshops, which are either free or inexpensive. It also lists free online courses on many topics such as Business Plan, Self-Assessment, Web-based marketing, and e-commerce. Free registration required.
Small Business Administration (U.S.) Office of Small Business Development Centers http://www.sba.gov/sbdc/ Provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. Includes SBDC Locator http://www.sba.gov/sbdc/sbdcnear.html for all states, and, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands.
Small Business Administration (U.S.) Online Women’s Business Center http://www.onlinewbc.gov/Locations of physical centers, business tips, and links to other women’s business organizations.
That Money Show: Making Change: Marketing 101 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/moneyshow/makeover/mc_article4.html Web site accompanies the PBS program That Money Show. “Marketing 101” explains the difference between marketing and advertising. It includes useful articles from Entrepreneur.com. It is part of a larger site that has links to information about insurance, money, mortgages, public relations, investment, debt management, and time management among other essentials of personal finance and business.
United States Chamber of Commerce http://www.uschamber.org Locate a chamber of commerce, or go to the Small Business section. This section includes Small Business Toolkits http://www.uschamber.com/sb/toolkits for extensive resources and articles on how to start, manage, expand and exit a business.
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce http://www.ushcc.com/ Chamber locations, news, calendar of events, and networking links.
USA.gov Government Made Easy http://www.usa.gov/ Official portal for exploring topics, and finding services, agencies, and contacts.
Wall Street Journal Miniplan Tool http://wsj.miniplan.com/ The MiniPlan is a risk-free way to evaluate an idea before writing a full business plan. The MiniPlan guides you through creating the basics of a business plan including: Break-even analysis, Market analysis, Executive summary, Company objectives, Mission statement.
CAN-SPAM Act http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus61-can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business The Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission summarizes the rules for commercial e-mail messages.
The articles below are sorted by publication date. For more ...Just search "small business" or "small business marketing" etc. at the parent sites.
4 free tools to help you socially monitor your brand http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/4-free-tools-to-help-you-socially-monitor-your-brand/
How to start marketing on Gowalla http://mashable.com/2011/04/13/gowalla-business/
Top 5 Facebook marketing mistakes small businesses make http://mashable.com/2011/04/02/5-facebook-marketing-mistakes-small-businesses-make/
5 Small Business Social Media Success Stories http://mashable.com/2010/06/02/small-business-social-media-success-stories/
Top 10 You Tube tips for small businesses http://mashable.com/2010/04/23/youtube-small-business/
How Small Businesses are Using Social Media (includes statistics) http://mashable.com/2010/03/02/small-business-stats/
10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips http://mashable.com/2009/10/28/small-business-marketing/
California Business Portal http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/business.htm This portal leads to information needed to start and file a business entity, including nonprofit corporations, in the State of California. It also provides access to statutorily required filings, trademarks, service marks, UCC financing statements and Notary Public Commissions. The California Secretary of State maintains these records.
California Small Business Assistance Center http://www.taxes.ca.gov/Small_Business_Assistance_Center/index.shtml This government-sponsored website for California small business owners provides clearly organized links to information to help them start, run, or close their business. Includes planning; business structure; marketing; permits; worker issues; forms and publications; tax deductions; state and federal filing requirements; local, state and federal economic data; seminars and workshops; news.
Small Business Resource Guide http://boxer.senate.gov/sb/coc.cfm Maintained by California's U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. Includes chambers of commerce by county, regional, state, and federal resources, as well as specialized sites such as minority and women’s business.
See also the California Small Business Assistance Center.
See also section on Office Automation for tax software reviews.
Business.gov: Employer and Tax Identification Numbers http://www.business.gov/manage/taxes/registration.html
CA.gov Online Services: Business http://www.ca.gov/OnlineServices.html Provides several forms for reporting payroll taxes and reporting new employees.
California Franchise Tax Board http://www.ftb.ca.gov/index.shtml?disabled=true Collects state personal income taxes and bank and corporation taxes for the State of California. Includes forms and publications; FTB contacts; tax assistance; education and outreach. Their publication Choose tax preparer with vigilance includes good advice and links to license searches at agencies that monitor public accountants, enrolled agents, and tax preparers.
California State Board of Equalization http://www.boe.ca.gov/ Administers tax programs in four general areas: sales and use taxes, property taxes, special taxes and the tax appellate program. Includes information on state, city and county tax rates; forms and publications; BOE contacts; regulations; and legislative news.
United States Internal Revenue Service E-file
http://www.irs.gov/efile/ The IRS explains its electronic filing (e-file) system and covers tax return information for individuals, businesses, and preparers. IRS e-file for businesses includes electronic filing options for employment taxes, information returns, partnerships, and estates & trusts.
United States Internal Revenue Service: Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/ Portal to a wide array of information, including Employer ID numbers (EINs) and business forms.
Employer Identification Number see Taxes: Business.gov.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
What Are Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Copyrights? http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/whatis.htm
Trademark Basics (includes Servicemarks) http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/basics/index.jsp
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers http://www.icann.org/en/faq/ An overview of the system for registering domain names on the Internet.
American Chiropractic Association http://www.acatoday.org Web site has sections on government affairs, public relations and insurance. Some sections are members only; selected material is open to everyone, including the Business and Practice section in monthly ACA News.
Chirocom™ http://chiro.com Online marketplace for chiropractors, with classified ads.
Chiropractic Economics (Canada) http://www.chiroeco.com/canada Chiropractic Economics (U.S.) http://www.chiroeco.com Each magazine has a focus article. Web site features product resource centers, news, and links to blogs, webinars, and the job board.
ChiroViewPresents http://www.chiroviewpresents.org/ Editor Sigmund Miller, D.C., offers an e-newsletter, tip of the week, featured articles and ChiroChat™ in support of meeting typical challenges and tapping the wellness market. Site is supported by associated advertisers.
International Chiropractors Association http://www.chiropractic.org See “Member Services and Resources” and “Classified Marketplace”.
NCMIC Chiropractic Solutions
https://www.ncmic.com/Default.aspx for products and services. This insurer sponsors free services:
Buyers & Hires services (requires registration).
Starting Into Practice
The Web site and associated Starting Into Practice Newsletter are available to all chiropractic students and recent graduates who have attended a Starting Into Practice Seminar at their campus. Registration is required for students and doctors who have not yet attended. Register online, or call 1-800-769-2000 ext. 464. The “Starting a new practice” section covers these topics: Assess your goals; Get licensed; Vision & planning; Location & facility; Business needs; Billing & fees; Hire & train staff; Manage finances; and Marketing.
Student Central http://www.chiroweb.com/students/index.php Links and services from Dynamic Chiropractic.
StudentDC http://www.studentdc.com/ Sponsored by Chiropractic Economics, Web site has a newsletter archive and tips for job search and practice start up.
Patient Media http://www.patientmedia.com/ Explore the tabs such as Chiropractic Articles, Freebies, and ChiroBlog for Bill Esteb's tips on patient relations, report of findings, financial policy, staff relations, motivation, and ideas for new practitioners. "Monday Morning Motivation" is available by free subscription at http://www.patientmedia.com/mondaymorning.html.
Canadian Chiropractor Business Directory
Chirocom™ http://chiro.com Online marketplace for chiropractors, with classified ads.
Chiropractic Economics Buyers Guide http://www.chiroeco.com/buyersguide/ Also available in print. Also available in print.
DC Products Review Buyers Guide http://www.dcproductsreview.org/index.php?p=34275 is organized by many categories of products and services. Also available in print.
Dynamic Chiropractic http://www.chiroweb.com See Classified Ads.
See also Demographic Resources: Salary & Cost of Living Estimates
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ Comprehensive site from the federal government. Using an example, entering “Wyoming contractor part B” in the search box reveals who the contracting processor is for claims in a particular state.
Chiropractic Economics 10th Annual Fees and Reimbursements Survey
See also Demographic Resources: Chiropractic Economics' annual salary and expense surveys.
http://www.chiroeco.com/joomla/images/stories/FR_Survey_2011.pdf (PDF, 11 p.) Also available in print: 2011 November;57(17):38-52.
- 13th: http://www.chiroeco.com/joomla/images/stories/F&R%20Survey%202010.pdf (PDF, 10 p.) Also available in print: 2010 November;56(17):36-52.
- 12th: http://www.chiroeco.com/joomla/images/stories/FeesSurvey09.pdf (PDF, 8 p.) Also available in print: 2009 October;55(17):28-42.
- 11th: http://www.chiroeco.com/joomla/images/stories/CE%20FeesSurvey08.pdf (PDF, 14 p.) Also available in print: 2008 October;54(17):26-39.
- 10th: http://www.chiroeco.com/article/2007/Issue17/Annual-Fees-Reimbursement.pdf (PDF, 5 p.) Also available in print: 2007 October;53(17):18-32.
National Heritage Insurance Company http://www.medicarenhic.com/ NHIC is the Medicare Part B contractor for California, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Information for providers, beneficiaries, and about electronic data interchange. Also has a link to coding updates, which requires accepting a software license before use at http://www.medicarenhic.com/cpt_agree.shtml.
Index to Chiropractic Literature http://www.chiroindex.org Indexes some of the trade magazines that frequently have articles about planning an office. Search the Index with keywords, or enter specific subject terms such as: "Chiropractic Offices"; "Interior Design and Furnishings"; "Facility Design and Construction"; "Medical Office Buildings"; "Office Design"; "Practice Valuation and Purchase". For publications that are not indexed, ICL's Open Access Library tab has convenient Google searches for online Magazines & Newspapers.
Marty, JO. Making your dream come true: how to find your ideal location in Chiropractic Economics 2005 Aug;51(11):32-32-36. Available at: www.chiroeco.com/article/2005/issue11/PM2.php. This is an article about using demographics to aid in decision making. See also the DEMOGRAPHIC RESOURCES section below.
World Federation of Chiropractic http://www.wfc.org/ has national associations of chiropractors in 85 countries as its voting members, and represents them and the chiropractic profession internationally. See "Contact info" for WFC councils and committees, and links to is member associations.
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards http://www.fclb.org/
Information from the boards in Australia, Canada, United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners http://www.nbce.org/
Index to Chiropractic Literature http://www.chiroindex.org Indexes some of the trade magazines that frequently have articles about marketing. Search the Index with keywords, or enter specific subject terms such as: "Advertising", "Public Relations", "Marketing of Health Services".
Reveries Magazine http://www.reveries.com Free online magazine focuses insights, ideas and strategic marketing issues for businesses of all sizes, but does not focus on health care or service industries. However, the articles in the Discussion and White Papers categories are timely and thoughtful.
Chiropractic Economics Search the site, or see resource links related to office technology in the Buyers Guide http://www.chiroeco.com/buyersguide/.
Tax Software Review
A comparison of 10 software programs for tax preparation and electronic filing (e-filing) services. From TopTen Reviews, Inc.
See also Links by Topic: Patient Education
Patient Media: Patient Education http://www.patientmedia.com/solutions/pat_ed/index.htm Explore tabs such as Chiropractic Articles and Freebies for Bill Esteb's tips about chiropractor-patient communication, and the White Board Archive for suggested talking points.
Employment Background Checks: A Jobseeker's Guide http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs16-bck.htm Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides an explanation of background checks, what can be covered in a background report, and individual’s rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. It also advises jobseekers on how to prepare. Includes links to related sites.
The Virtual Chase http://www.virtualchase.com/
Search the site for "background check" as a phrase. The sponsoring law firm has archived several articles about why background checks are done and how to do the research for them. Includes links to commercial, government, and other information sources that "teach legal professionals how to do research."
See also Equipment and Supplies for buyers’ guides.
Chiropractic Economics http://www.chiroeco.com Click on cover of current issue on home page, and also see "Past Issues" for tables of contents. Also has keyword search engine.
Connected Physician and Medical Economics magazines http://www.memag.com Main site includes a search engine and links to current issues and archives. Many topics such as patient-friendly web design, electronic records, legal issues in hiring, and retirement planning will interest chiropractors.
DC Products Review http://www.dcproductsreview.org/article_archive.html Archives of selected articles on practice management and products.
http://www.planetc1.com/ Featured articles as well as news, events and products.
StudentDC.com http://www.studentdc.com/studentDC/index.php Table of contents for free newsletter.
See also library's Research Databases to run subject searches in ICL or PubMed:
- Chiropractic--statistics & numerical data
Chiropractic Diplomatic Corps
http://www.chiropracticdiplomatic.com/ The "Global Chiropractic Statistics" section includes current statistics on all countries where there are known practicing DCs, with contact information to assist in the planning of a foreign practice.
ChiroWeb http://www.chiroweb.com/list/info/densitymap.html Density maps depict number of chiropractors in specific regions, by zipcode or province, for United States and Canada.
Congress of Chiropractic State Associations http://www.cocsa.org The “Links” section includes state associations in the U.S. Professional associations at the state level may be able to provide demographic information even they do not publish it on the Web.
National Directory of Chiropractic http://www.chirodirectory.com/ Searchable by city, doctor’s name, and county. Over 65,000 Chiropractors listed, with methods and practices detailed and contact information provided for profiled doctors.
Official Directory of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards: Statistics http://directory.fclb.org/Statistics.aspx Provides the number of active, new, resident and non-resident licenses and ratios of licenses to population by state or territory for Australia, Canada, United States. The directory also has limited information on licensing boards worldwide.
http://www.superpages.com/ Online yellow pages for U.S. businesses. Searching keyword "chiropractor" in a specific city, state, or zipcode reveals the total number of business listings, and the number of listings by narrower categories such as sports medicine chiropractors and emergency services chiropractors.
World Federation of Chiropractic
http://www.wfc.org/ does not give statistics, but does list contacts for chiropractic associations in over 110 countries.
U.S. Chiropractic Directory
http://www.uschirodirectory.com/ Clicking on a state works better than searching by zipcode (as of 8/2011)
A tip on finding demographic information for specific locations: Nicely designed realtors’ Web sites often have aggregated information about business, schools, population, economics, and amenities for their region.
Abbott Wool’s Market Segment Resource Locator http://www.awool.com/ Marketing consultant provides this site for connecting with ethnic and other market segment resources which are available on the Internet: advertising agencies, research companies, marketing services, and media serving special or niche markets. The Hispanic market coverage is especially extensive, but others – African-American, Asian-American, teens, singles, over fifty – are also included.
American FactFinder, from U.S. Census Bureau http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml Basic tables are easily searched by state, county, city or town, or American Indian reservation. Tables represent various comparisons of population, housing, economic, and geographic data. For example, one of the population tables breaks figures down by age and sex. The Economic Census for 2007, released in 2010, 2will soon migrate to the "factfinder2" website.
Bureau of Health Professions: Health Professional Shortage Areas http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/ Designation criteria and database (updated weekly). See also “Medically Underserved Areas”.
http://www.schoolfinder.ca.gov/ Data about public schools in California and allows side-by-side comparison of schools. Search by address, school name, and school types.
Chirotoday.com http://chirotoday.com/pagedemographics.html List some free and commercial resources for demographic information.
ERsys.com http://www.ersys.com/ Using maps, charts, reports, and relevant links, Ersys covers over 2600 US cities with detailed information on demographics, environmental factors, economic indicators, housing stats, media (newspaper, television, and radio), schools, transportation, local contacts, and much more! Includes information on shopping malls.
Great Schools.net http://www.greatschools.org/ Site provides automated reports comparing local schools--K-12 (U.S.) Public, private and charter.
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps) http://nnlm.gov/psr/about/region/california.html#mua The National Library of Medicine’s Pacific Southwest Region provides a guide for locating underserved areas, suitable for any state in the U.S. Site also has a link to maps of MUA/Ps in California, updated by the California Rural Health Policy Council. In the past, the program has not included chiropractors, so please check for current policy.
The Right Site http://easidemographics.com Click on the link for free demographic reports to go to EASI quick reports & analysis. Select from 12 different geographics (from zipcode to a metropolitan area to the entire United States) and 11 different reports. An example: the Business Profile Report for the Athens, GA metropolitan area.
http://www.schoolmatters.com Comparative data on the performance and characteristics of U.S. public elementary, middle, and high schools. Sponsored by Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Services.
Small Business Administration: Demographics http://www.sba.gov/content/demographics Links to sources of census, labor, and other statistics and factors important to business.
Sperling's Best Places http://www.bestplaces.net/ Enter city, town or zipcode for information for an overview enhanced with area code maps, aerial photos, and wildlife resources for the area. Focus a search by Cost of living, Schools, Crime, Homes, Climate. The Compare tool allows comparison of two locations for specified criteria including health, religion, voting and more.
State by State Guide to Doing Business http://www.entrepreneur.com/stateguide Site maintained by Entrepreneur magazine is based on data in the SBA's "2002 State Small Business Economic Profiles" report, an annual study that includes information on the total number of firms, small-business income, industrial composition, job growth, and minority and women-owned businesses throughout the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Statistical Abstract of the United States http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. A source of general demographic information on cities and states, with less coverage of rural areas. Includes special collections of tables organized by specified ethnic groups.
U.S. (and Canada) City & Town Official Web Sites
http://www.citytown.info/ Directory of online sources of city and town information. Includes chambers of commerce and other “stable and reliable” sites. Browsable by state or province.
Zipcode.com's Free Zipcode Tools
http://www.zip-codes.com/free-zip-code-tools.asp Search results provide links for town or city, county, state leading to quick demographic data. The town/city data also lists links to data for other cities within 15 miles.
Association of Bay Area Governments http://www.abag.ca.gov ABAG is one of more than 560 regional planning agencies across the nation working to help solve problems in areas such as land use, housing, environmental quality, and economic development. Site includes demographic data of population, median income, and housing information of the nine Bay Area Counties. Includes links to “other government” sites with data about cities across the United States and worldwide.
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners: License Search http://www.chiro.ca.gov/onlineservices_licsearch.htm Search by last name or corporate name to check validity of license and disciplinary history.
Search for data and side-by-side comparisons of public schools in California. Find statistics on testing and scores, student-to-teacher ratios, graduation rates, demographics, courses offered, and more. Search by address, school name, and school types such as elementary, middle, charter, adult, continuation, and special education. A California state government website.
California State Association of Counties http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=3 Comprehensive and varied information about living and working in each county. The subsection on County Information has the demographics, and links to other sources such as County Profiles.
Counting California http://countingcalifornia.cdlib.org/ This collaborative project by the California Digital Library and the Library of California provides access to social and economic data produced by government agencies. The interface accesses raw data and allows users to collate data by topic, geography, title, and government agency.
Long-term Socio-economic Forecasts by County http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ote/socio-economic.html Biennial forecasts for all counties in California. Includes statistics on wages, job creation, population growth, industrial production and other factors. From the California Department of Transportation.
Listing these sites does not constitute endorsement. Use your own judgment in evaluating the original sources of the provided information, and consider whether the wage estimate has been adjusted for regional differences in cost of living.
America's Career InfoNet http://www.acinet.org Go to Wages & Trends. Search keyword “chiropractors. Choose one state (U.S.) Includes salary and hourly wage information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Provides statistics and wage estimates for chiropractors and has links to other Health Practitioners and Technical Occupations. Standard Occupational Classification (SOC number) for chiropractors is 29-1011.
- 14th: http://www.chiroeco.com/joomla/images/stories/2011SalarySurvey.pdf (PDF, 14 p.) Also available in print: 2011 May;57(8):30-46.
- 13th: http://www.chiroeco.com/chiro-pdfs/SalaryExpenceSurvey.pdf (PDF, 14 p.) Also available in print: 2010 June;56(8):32-48.
- 12th: http://www.chiroeco.com/joomla/images/stories/S&E%20Survey_2009.pdf (PDF, 14 p.) Also available in print: 2009 May;55(8):32-48.
- 11th: http://www.chiroeco.com/news/chiropractic-news.php?id=3553 Also available in print: 2008 May;54(8):20-43.
- 10th: http://chiroeco.com/article/2007/Issue8/images/CES&ESurvey2007.pdf (PDF, 14 p.) Also available in print: 2007 May;53(8):22-46.
Practice Economics: How Much to Chiropractors Make? [article; comment] ChiroAccess. 2009 Nov. http://www.chiroaccess.com/Articles/Practice-Economics-How-Much-Do-Chiropractors-Make.aspx?id=0000109
Salary Calculator http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/salcalc.html For people moving to a new location, the National Association of Realtors provides a tool for comparing the cost of living between two areas. It also provides guidance and resources for evaluating local schools, crime reports, and the community. Includes advertising.
Enter "Chiropractor" in salary wizard to see the national data. Enter "Chiropractor" and a zipcode for regional data. Click on tabs for Base salary, Bonuses, Benefits, and Paycheck to reveal details.
SalaryExpert.com http://www.salaryexpert.com Offers salary ranges and number of "incumbents" within selected employment area for "Chiropractor" in specific regions of the United States. Also check for reported information in Canadian and International pages.
Sperling's Best Places http://www.bestplaces.net/ Click on Cost of Living. Compare tool allows comparison of two locations.
Try Business Plan Pro software in the computer lab.
- Vendor catalogs for chiropractic equipment and general business supplies
- Sample publications for patient educational brochures
Ref AY 17 W67
World Almanac and Book of Facts
Provides demographic information on U.S. cities, and lists available Web sites for additional information. There is also a demographic section for major cities outside of the United States.
Ref HA 27 S73
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Provides a wealth of statistical information. A good source for general demographic information for cities and states. However, if looking for small cities in rural areas, it may not meet your needs.
Ref HF 294 W67
World Chamber of Commerce Directory
Phone numbers and addresses of the chambers of commerce around the world. This directory is especially useful for finding information in small cities or rural areas.
Ref HT 123 A44
America’s Top-Rated Cities
A statistical handbook of cities across the United States. There are four volumes in the set. The books are divided into regions. In-depth demographic information is provided for each city.
Ref HT 123 E35
Editor and Publisher Marketing Guide
Provides economic and demographic projections, census data, very good source to answer demographic questions in U.S. cities.
Ref WB 905.1 F43
Official Directory of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
Provides licensing information for Australia, Canada, United States, and some additional international boards. Includes statistics on the number of active, new, resident and non-resident licenses.
Ref WB 905.1 N38d
National Directory of Chiropractic
Includes yellow pages of suppliers and services, white pages with name, alma mater, telephone number address, and adjustment techniques for chiropractors by state and city; and blue pages with state information. For each state the “chiropractor distribution/comparison” shows DCs per 100,000 people, and population served per DC.
Ref WB 905.7 C47j
Job Analysis of Chiropractic
Information provided National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Greeley, CO)