Small Business Assistance

The Internet provides a wealth of information, data, and tools of use to small businesses. Below are just a few...

U.S. Business Advisor
A one-stop electronic link to the information and services government provides for the business community
The U.S. government's export and international trade assistance portal

The U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.

PRO-Net/Central Contractor Registration
An electronic gateway of procurement information -- for and about small businesses. It is a search engine for contracting officers, a marketing tool for small firms and a "link" to procurement opportunities and important information. PRO-net has been integrated with the Department of Defense's Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database creating one portal for entering and searching small business sources. This integration assists small businesses with marketing their goods and services to the federal government.

TradeNet Export Advisor
Created to provide a one-stop access point to government for exporting. Takes the U.S. exporter, particularly the small and medium sized enterprise, to a wealth of information, services, and contacts from both government and industry.

On-Line Women's Business Center
The SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.

IRS Tax Info For Small Businesses
This site provides information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and small - large businesses. The site offers a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information.