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Help From the Government
American FactFinder: Census information on the demographics of your community including population, housing and the economy
Business USA: A centralized, one-stop platform for businesses to access services to grow and hire
Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps): A database of federal government contracting opportunities
IRS Small Business Portal: Answers to small business tax questions, plus access to forms and publications, a video library, an event calendar and other online tools and products
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA): Supports businesses in minority communities by providing grant and loan information, business opportunities and business certification resources
National Association for the Self-Employed: Nonprofit membership association representing the small business community in Washington, DC
National Business Association: Group buying association provides its members with support programs, useful products and services and business-building resource materials
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB): Nonprofit association representing small and independent businesses
National Women’s Business Council (NWBC): Provides independent advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the US Small Business Administration on economic issues important to female business owners
SCORE: SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” is an SBA resource partner, dedicated to entrepreneur education. SCORE has over 12,000 volunteers with years of business experience available to help small business owners through on-on-one counseling, business tools and training programs
Small Business Administration (SBA): District offices in all 50 states provide resources, training and specialists to help start and grow businesses
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs): Resources vary by location, but typically include things like assistance with business planning, access to financing, counseling services and classes
Small Business Legislative Council: A coalition of trade and professional associations
Social Security Online: Help for employers
US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Nation: Membership is dominated by small businesses with 100 employees or less. The Chamber’s website has resources, toolkits on a variety of business topics and information on how you can get your voice heard in Washington, DC.
US Department of Commerce Department: Comprised of 12 different agencies, the Department promotes job creation and economic growth and works to strengthen America’s position in the global marketplace.
US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics: Information on U.S. working conditions, labor market activity, and price changes in the economy
US Export Assistance Center (USEACs) Export.gov offers information about export assistance programs and services.
US Patent and Trademark Office: Grants U.S. patents and registers trademarks
Women’s Business Centers (WBCs): Education centers for women business owners
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC): Provides assistance and education to certified women's business enterprises (WBEs) and government entities
International Franchise Association (IFA)
The Franchise King
My Own Business
Home Business Magazine
Legal Information and Documents
Small Business Magazines
Small Business Websites
Huffington Post: Small Business
Small Business Trends
Wall Street Journal: Small Business