Below you will find links to some useful resources including information on starting and running a business,
government rules and regulations, and taxes.
- Starting a Business Checklist
This detailed checklist from the US Small Business Administration may help when you
commence business operations.
- Business Expenses
Internal Revenue Service Business Forms and Publications Branch. Some of your business
expenses may be in IRS e-file.
- Tax Information For Businesses
Provides tax information and forms for U.S. businesses.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHAs pages provide a wealth of information related to the agencys workplace safety standards
and regulations. You can search for OSHA regulatory rules, and delve into a number of other
databases that include information such as recordkeeping guidelines, speeches and congressional
- 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.
- The Motley Fool Tax Center
The Motley Fool Death & Taxes Center. Learn about Death & Taxes with our How-to and 60-second guides.
- Yahoo: Tax Center
Taxes - Read latest articles and guides, try our comprehensive calculators, tools, and
get advice at Yahoo! Finance.
- 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.