Idaho Small Business Development Center

Federal Government Links often needed by small businesses

 

SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)

http://www.sba.gov

http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/

http://www.sba.gov/training

http://www.sba.gov/vets

Information on starting, financing & expanding a business.  

Online Small Business Training

Veteran business resources.

GRANTS.GOV                       http://www.grants.gov/

The main source for info on federal grant programs. Unless you are doing high level medical, agriculture or energy research, this is probably a waste of time.

U.S. Copyright Office           http://www.copyright.gov

Copyright laws, forms and more.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
http://www.ftc.gov

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/

Info on franchising, business opportunities, privacy, and credit scams.

Consumer education and protection.

Dynamic Small Business Search   http://dsbs.sba.gov

Find contractors, manufacturers, or others in your area………. Are you listed?            

Department of Labor                http://www.dol.gov/vets/

Website for hiring veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs            http://www.vetbiz.gov

Veteran business info

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance             https://www.cfda.gov

Detailed descriptions for Federal programs.

USA.gov                                 http://www.usa.gov/

The U.S. Government’s official web portal for businesses and   citizens.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce  http://www.commerce.gov

Improving commerce with everything from the weather forecast to patent protection.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office           http://www.uspto.gov/

Patent and trademark info for intellectual property owners.

Internal Revenue Service                    http://www.irs.gov/

Excellent site for income and employer tax info.

Get your EIN here-- free.

Business USA               http://www.business.usa.gov/

Platform that consolidates info and services across the   government into a single network.               

U.S. Bureau of the Census      http://www.census.gov

A multitude of statistics from the census and business data

Benefits.gov                           http://www.benefits.gov

Real government benefits and how to apply.

US Dept. of Justice ADA Page   http://www.ada.gov/

Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act

 System for Award Management http://www.sam.gov

 Register to do business with the federal government but first get a DUNS number free at: www.dnb.com

Export.gov                                 http://export.gov/

Helping U.S. Companies Export

 Score.org                                   https://www.score.org/resources/financial-projections-template

 Free downloadable finacial projection template