North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center

Federal Government Links often needed by small businesses

 

Business USA              

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

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance           

Detailed descriptions for Federal programs.

Department of Labor              

Website for hiring veterans.

Department of Veterans Affairs           

Veteran business info.

Dynamic Small Business Search  

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

Export.gov                                

Helping U.S. Companies Export.

FEDERAL BENEFITS
BENEFITS.GOV
 The real site for don't get scammed, government benefits and how to apply.
Federal Trade Commission

To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.

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.

Internal Revenue Service                   

Excellent site for income and employer tax info.

Get your EIN here-- free.

SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)

 

http://www.sba.gov/training

http://www.sba.gov/vets

 

Information on starting, financing & expanding a business.  

 

Online Small Business Training

Veteran business resources.

Score.org                                  

Free downloadable financial projection template.

System for Award Management (SAM)

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

USA.gov                                

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

U.S. Bureau of the Census     

A multitude of statistics from the census and business data.

U.S. Copyright Office          

Copyright laws, forms and more.

USDA                                 

Rural development and Business Loans.

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.

US Dept. of Justice ADA Page  

Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.