Government and Regulations
6 Tips for Navigating the Maze of Business Regulations
For a small business, most of the legal wrangling will be at the state and local levels and regulatory requirements vary depending on business size and type, so it's crucial that you familiarize yourself with the applicable business regulations or else hire someone to advise you.
Business Licenses and Permits: Getting Your Papers in Order
You'll have to deal with a fair amount of paperwork before opening your new business. In addition to registering your business and finding out whether you need a tax ID number, you may need local, state and federal business licenses and permits. This is a basic checklist of items to consider as you set up your business.
Beat the Do Not Call List Blues
What can your small business do to deal with the FTC Do Not Call list? Here are business building alternatives to beat the Do Not Call blues and sustain your business.
7 Steps to Profit From International Trade
For you, the small-business owner, this means a radical increase in the number of international consumers who are able and willing to do business with you. Discover how you can profit from international trade.
The Truth About Small Business Grants
Small business grants are often a hot topic among entrepreneurs with limited funds and access to capital. We have all seen the headlines: Free Government Grants for Small Business. What is true and what is fiction?
Is Your Small Business Privacy Friendly?
SBA Online Women's Business Center
This website brings a wealth of resources for the 6.2 million women-owned firms in the U.S. No matter what stage of development for your small business, the Women's Business Center has team up with experts and over 81 Women's Business Development Centers to provide insightful articles and resources. Available in English, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and even Icelandic.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
In search of a small business grant? The CFDA provides a free database of not just grants but other assistance programs available too. Includes eligibility requirements and a contact information section.
Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's site for small business informs owners of environmental laws and regulations for a cleaner America. Learn about regulations, grants from the EPA and doing business with the agency.
One-Stop Resource for Government Business Information
U.S. Business Advisor is a collection of 60 government groups who have assembled all the government resources and information into one site. This site covers a wide range of business issues for government financial assistance to international trade.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Score provides counselors to America's small business and their website has a plethora of information. Find a local chapter, read informative articles or access the top ten questions in business.
Small Business Law & Regulations from the Government
BusinessLaw.gov is a resource guide "designed to provide legal and regulatory information to America's small businesses". This site covers state, regional and federal laws and regulations that could affect your business.
Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC)
Small Business Survival Committee is the place to go to have your voice heard among the policymakers in government. SBSC works to push policies that are beneficial to small business.