U.S. Small Business Administration - visit the website
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. SBA’s programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans.
SBA Small Business Planner - visit the website
Careful planning is fundamental to success. The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle.
SBA Financial Programs - visit the website
SBA has developed a number of financial programs that address the various needs of small businesses. SBA works closely with a wide range of lending partners across the country that play a key part in providing this financing for small businesses.
Office of Women’s Business Ownership - visit the website
The Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) exists to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.
Other Government Agencies - visit the website
Internal Revenue Services Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
This IRS website provides business resources, guidance on tax-related responsibilities for an employer, small business forms and publications, information about deductible business expenses, self-employment filing requirements, and online learning and educational products.
U.S. Census Bureau - visit the website
The Census is a great resource to help you identify your market – you can start by clicking on American FactFinder. It also provides business and industry economic indicators, economic census, NAICS, foreign trade statistics, and local employment dynamics.