The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting that govern the preparation of financial reports by nongovernmental entities.
The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.
A professional society of marketing and market research executives, sales and promotion managers, advertising specialists, academics and others interested in marketing. It promotes research, sponsors seminars, publishes several professional journals.
Marketing Research Association is the leading and largest association of the opinion and marketing research profession, which delivers insights and intelligence to guide the decisions of companies providing products and services to consumers and businesses.
"DECA, a national association of marketing education students, provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program."
General Business Websites
Here are some examples of helpful business internet resources. Place the cursor over the link for web site's content discription.
CBB "allows small business owners a way to easily navigate to and use key demographic and economic data to help guide their research into opening a new or expanding their existing business. These key data includes the most recent and/or relevant data that Census provides that are useful to small business owners."