It just doesn't make sense to start or run a business, large or small, without knowing where to get information and assistance (not to mention how to access the U.S. Government; the largest single consumer of goods and services in the world).

During this time of unprecedented growth of new businesses and as a result of the potential tax revenues to be generated by their successes, local, state and federal agencies are beefing up their staffs and opening up huge databases to assist companies undergoing growth and change.

Companies and individuals will benefit from these online resources if only in diminished waiting time and reduced frustration.

Although easy to find on internet, we felt that including these pages was not only an acknowledgement, but an easier way to sort through them and, to omit them would be like listing search engines and omitting the top ten because "everyone knows who they are."

Government Agency Links

InfoSpace Blue Pages: Find and browse federal, state, county and local government agencies and embassies. Plus: Yellow Pages, White Pages, Classifieds, Business and City Guides.

Better Business Bureau:

National Fraud Information Center: The NFIC is the only nationwide toll-free hotline for consumers to get advice about telephone solicitations and report possible telemarketing fraud to law enforcement agencies. In 1996, the Internet Fraud Watch was created, enabling the NFIC to offer consumers advice about promotions in cyberspace and route reports of suspected online and Internet fraud to the appropriate government agencies.

The Canada/BC Business Service Centre: Designed to provide you with techniques for developing your idea, starting a new venture and improving your existing small business.Workshop components are titled "Starting With a Good Idea", "Marketing, Financing and Planning Fundamentals" and "Basic Regulations for Getting Started".

The Department of the Treasury - Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization: Their goal is to build on an already proud record of tapping the talents and products of small, minority-owned and women-owned buinesses.

Federal Trade Commission: Enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation's markets function competitively, and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive.

Federal Web Locator: A service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web.

FedWorld Information Network; A one-stop location for people who want to locate and order U.S. government information. Indexed by subject rather than by agency. Includes recent reports and a locator for commerce information.

Internal Revenue Service: Get taxpayer information, download forms, highlights of new tax provisions, check the tax calendar and access the taxpayer advocate.

NAFTANET: An electronic commerce port of trade targeting small and medium-size Business that wish to: expand into International Trade Markets, reduce trading costs, and turnaround time using Electronic Commerce and EDI.

Directory of SBDCs: A complete roster of all Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), state-by-state.

STAWRS: the Simplified Tax And Wage Reporting System (STAWRS) One-Stop Guide for Businesses, is designed to assist employers with tax and wage reporting.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

U.S. Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by Congress in 1953 to help America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Today, SBA's program offices in every state offer financing, training and advocacy for small firms.

U.S. Postal Service: Look here for information to help meet your business mailing needs, business forms and your nearest Postal Business Center. Review our Postal business publications, including Memo to Mailers, for many helpful mailing tips. If you sell goods or services to the Postal Service, look here for the latest procurement Information. Track your Express Mail.

U.S. Census Bureau: Timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States plus other official statistics/FedStats, geneology information and Census Bureau employment opportunities.

U.S. Department of Energy: This page is designed to assist companies and the public, including small and small disadvantaged businesses, educational institutions, governmental entities and individuals, on how to do business with the DOE.

U.S. Patent Office: Newcomers to Intellectual Property may wish to peruse our on-line publications, including two PTO pamphlets containing information about Patents and Trademarks. The Copyright Office, which is under the Library of Congress, provides similar information on copyrights.

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