Starting a Business Checklist
This detailed checklist from the US Small Business
Administration may help when you commence business
Internal Revenue Service Business Forms and Publications
Branch. Some of your business expenses may be in-IRS
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
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.
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.
Safety and Health Administration
OSHAs pages provide a wealth of information related to the
agencys workplace safety standards and regulations. You can
search for OSHA regulatory rules, and delve into a number
of other databases that include information such as
recordkeeping guidelines, speeches and congressional
The two most useful areas at this site are Thomas, where
you search for information about legislation, and the
Copyright Office, where information about copyright law is
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Tax Guide for Small Business
IRS information about taxes relevant for Small Businesses.
A handy alphabetical index covering diverse topics aids
effective navigation of this extremely useful publication.
AICPA - Capital News
AICPA Capital News: At this section of the AICPA home page
you can keep abreast of Federal and State Legislative and