SBA & Government Agencies
United States Small Business Administration: | www.sba.gov
But small business is where the innovations take place. Swifter, more flexible and often more daring than big businesses, small firms produce the items that line the shelves of America’s museums, shops and homes. They keep intact the heritage of ingenuity and enterprise and they help keep the “American Dream” within the reach of millions of Americans. Every step of the way, SBA is there to help them.
- WHERE TO OBTAIN BUSINESS LICENSES : | Indexed by State
- SBA STATE HOME PAGES: | www.sba.gov/world/states.html
- SBA Certified/Preferred Lenders : | Banks Listed by State
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): | www.irs.gov
Provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
- IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource: |www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html
United States Chamber of Commerce: | www.uschamber.com
Whether you own a business, represent one, lead a corporate office, or manage an association, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of AmericaSM provides you with a voice of experience and influence in Washington, D.C., and around the globe.
SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business”: | www.score.org
SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association that provides entrepreneurs with free, confidential face-to-face and email business counseling. Counseling and workshops are offered at 389 chapter offices nationwide by volunteers who are experienced entrepreneurs or corporate managers/executives.
Business.gov: | www.business.gov
Over 40 different Federal agencies assist or regulate businesses. With so many sources of information, finding what you want can be complicated and time-consuming. Business.gov is one of the E-Government initiatives in the President’s Management Agenda. It was developed to provide better customer service for small businesses interacting with the Federal Government.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: | www.eeoc.gov
For information specifically designed for small businesses Click Here
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) : | www.bbb.org
Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education.