Government

Business.GOV

Offers federal, state and local regulatory information as well as online legal resources for small business owners.

FedBizOpps

Posts all federal procurement opportunities above $25,000.

Marketing Spot

An active cut to the chase website on Internet Marketing and running a business.

Federal Trade Commission

Works for consumer protection and a competitive marketplace.

Internal Revenue Service

Provides tax information, forms and tips.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Ensures safe and healthful workplaces through oversight and regulations.

U.S. Copyright Office

Protects intellectual property from unauthorized reproduction or use.

U.S. Department of Commerce

Offers business research, development assistance, economic analysis and trade assistance.

U.S. Department of Justice

Enforces the law in areas of national interest, including criminal activities, immigration and civil rights.

U.S. Department of Labor

Governs work-related areas, often through special agencies.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Protects human health and safeguards the environment.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Provides descriptions and explanations for various anti-discrimination laws.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Offers information and online filing for patents and trademarks.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Provides loan guarantees, education and networking/mentoring opportunities.

Trade Associations

American Management Association

Builds knowledge, skills and behaviors through training and tools to help business professionals and their organizations grow.

American Marketing Association

Furthers career development for marketing professionals.

Association of Small Business Development Centers

Delivers nationwide educational assistance on small business management.

Employee Benefit Research Institute

Provides research and education about employee benefits.

Fambiz.com

Provides information about family business challenges and links to more than 30 family business centers.

National Association for the Self-Employed

Provides lobbying, discounts on business services and grassroots development.

National Federation of Independent Business

Provides lobbying and advocacy for small businesses.

National Retail Federation

Protects and advances the interests of the retail industry.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Encourages small businesses through counseling and mentoring.

The Direct Marketing Association

Provides information and services to direct marketers and consumers.

The Family Firm Institute

Provides research about family-owned firms and education for family business advisors.

U.S.
Chamber of Commerce

Fights for business interests by lobbying the government, challenging
unfair guidelines in courts and educating businesspeople.

Posted by Charles Yarbrough

Charley has been working as a webmaster since 1998. Since then, he has had his hands in thousands of websites and has helped millions get online through a company he partially owns called Web Host Pro.

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