Links

Tax Resources

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.

AICPA - Capital News
AICPA Capital News: At this section of the AICPA home page you can keep abreast of Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory News.

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.

Government Resources

Federal Trade Commission
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.

Library of Congress
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 available.

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.