Business information

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
IRS information about taxes relevant for Small Businesses. A handy alphabetical index covering diverse topics aids effective navigation of this extremely useful publication.

Start Up Guide from US Small Business Administration
This comprehensive guide provides a clear roadmap when you start a business. Getting Started, Business Plan, Financing Your Business Start Up, Writing Loan Proposals, and many more interesting topics covered in detail here.

FAQ's for Small Business
Get answers to your questions! Use this FAQ to get insights into Marketing, Financial Statements and many more issues.

Tax Information

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.

USC Title 26: Searchable IRC Title 26 courtesy of Cornell University.

ABA Tax Section
Good links and info here at the site.

ACTEC American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Government Information

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.

Government Regulations and Your Business
Non-compliance with Government Regulations can leave you unprotected legally and jeopardize your business. Understand the basics of Business Licenses, Patents, Copyrights, Minimum Wage, Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act and many more important regulations.

National Technical Information Service
Through the National Technical Information Service home page, you can search more than 370,000 (20,000 business-related) titles produced by U.S. government agencies and nonprofit agencies since 1990. This free search is limited to author, title or agency identification information. You have to subscribe to get full descriptive summaries.

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. Department of Commerce
The depth and breadth of information at this site seems overwhelming, but its an incredible tool if you know what youre looking for. Its got links to the DOCs 14 bureaus, including the Patent and Trademark Office, the Bureau of Export Administration, the Census Bureau, the International Trade Administration and the Technology Administration.

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.