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Starting a Business Checklist
This detailed checklist from the US Small Business Administration may help when you commence business operations.
Tax Guide for Small Business
RS information about taxes relevant for Small Businesses. A handy alphabetical index covering diverse topics aids effective navigation of this extremely useful publication.
U.S. Business Advisor
Billed as the one-stop electronic link to government for business, the U.S. Business Advisor is a collection of links to other government agencies. Topics include doing business with the government, international trade, finance, labor and employment, general business, and laws and regulations.
U.S. Small Business Administration
No matter what stage your business is at, you will find a wealth of information here on starting, running and expanding. Get step-by-step information on launching a business, find out about SBA loan programs, take an online course or register your business in Pro-Net for government contracting opportunities.
Understand the Tax Intricacies of Business Expenses
IRS publication covering key aspects of Business Expenses.and the intricacies pertaining to Taxes, Insurance, Interest, Retirement Plans and many other areas.
Internal Revenue Service
Get the lowdown on current Federal tax regulations and other tax information at the Internal Revenue Services Web site, where you can also download tax forms and instructions. Its Small Business Corner offers advice on starting and operating your own business.
26 USC TITLE 26 - INTERNAL REVENUE CODE (01-16-96)
USC Title 26: Searchable IRC Title 26 courtesy of Cornell University.
Federal Trade Commission
Theres a mother lode of practical information here, including the Business Guidance section, with scores of downloadable business publications on topics ranging from advertising to e-commerce to telemarketing. The directory of regional offices will steer you to the nearest Better Business Bureau, Public Utilities Commissions, state consumer affairs and other agencies offices.
As its name implies, this site is intended for use by nonprofit organizations. It offers links at Cabinet departments to information that is of special interest to nonprofits. Other links will fetch information about grants, volunteering and budgeting issues, and Master Search lets you perform keyword searches on 530,000 government Web pages.
John Q. Public meets Uncle Sam at FedWorld. You will find a wealth of government and business information-everything from government standards to 17,000 trade-related documents and up-to-date analyses of major U.S. industries. Browse databases, download forms, purchase reports and link to scores of other related sites.
GovCon is a free service for businesses interested in obtaining government contracts. Once you register you will have access to The Commerce Business Daily; bidding, teaming and employment opportunities; searchable government regulations; electronic newsletters; an interactive advertiser yellow pages; and notification of upcoming seminars and trade shows on government contracting issues.
News sites do not get more thorough than this. You will find up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest news events, complete with audio, video, and tons of links to related stories and background material. CNN Remote delivers news updates to your Desktop every five minutes. A Customize feature helps you choose the news you want to see by letting you build your own profile or selecting a Quickstart profile.
Forbes Digital Tool
Read up on the latest business news, then check out the Starting Your Own Business articles in The Small-Business Center for ideas and advice. The sites Small-Business Forum discussion areas give you a chance to learn from-and teach-your peers.
In addition to comprehensive business coverage, the online version of Fortune offers Fortune & Your Company, a section geared to small businesses. You will find articles on taxes, marketing, management, technology, financing a business and more.