Idaho Small Business Development Center

Federal Government Links often needed by small businesses


SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)

Information on starting, financing & expanding a business.  

Online Small Business Training

Veteran business resources.


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 

Copyright laws, forms and more.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

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

Consumer education and protection.

Dynamic Small Business Search

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

Department of Labor      

Website for hiring veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs  

Veteran business info

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance   

Detailed descriptions for Federal programs.                       

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

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

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

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Patent and trademark info for intellectual property owners.

Internal Revenue Service          

Excellent site for income and employer tax info.

Get your EIN here-- free.

Business USA     

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

U.S. Bureau of the Census

A multitude of statistics from the census and business data                 

Real government benefits and how to apply.

US Dept. of Justice ADA Page

Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act

 System for Award Management

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

Helping U.S. Companies Export                         

 Free downloadable finacial projection template