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?                                    

Helping U.S. Companies Export.

 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.


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)


Information on starting, financing & expanding a business.  


Online Small Business Training

Veteran business resources.                                  

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:                                

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.


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.