Government Business Resources

Govt websites that provide information or assistance to small businesses at little to no cost.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS.gov provides charts and graphs measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
http://www.bls.gov
Data Dot Gov
Data.gov maintains a centralized public repository of data and information provided by a broad range of local, state, and federal agencies.
https://www.data.gov
U.S. Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service small susiness website provides tools, training, and guides to help small business owners navigate the world of postal rates and requirements.
https://www.usps.com/smallbusiness
General Services Administration
The GSA manages goverment contractors. The Office of Small Business Utilization connects small businesses with people and resources within the GSA.
http://www.gsa.gov
FedBizOps Dot Gov
FBO.gov is the single government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.
http://www.fbo.gov
System For Award Management
SAM.gov consolidates government contract applications and awards into a single public system increasing opportunities for the self employed.
http://www.sam.gov
Small Business Administration
SBA.gov provides small business owners with education, events, and financing assistance to help them manage and grow their businesses.
http://www.sba.gov
Internal Revenue Services
IRS.gov Small Business Center provides small business owners with guides, educational videos, and forms to manage deductions and ensure tax complaince.
https://www.irs.gov/small-businesses
Health and Human Services - Grants
GRANTS.gov consolidates grant opportunities available from a range of federal agencies and government departments.
http://www.grants.gov/
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
SBIR.gov provides R&D funding to qualified firms including companies backed by Venture Capital firms where the VC has less than a 50% stake.
https://www.sbir.gov/competitive-opportunity
U.S. Census: QuickFacts
CENSUS.gov / QuickFacts provides everything you ever wanted to know about people anywhere in America. Listings include a broad range of selection options.
http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/
U.S. Census: American FactFinder
CENSUS.gov / American FactFinder provides a user friendly guided tour of Census data. Think of it as QuickFacts for those with limited computer skills.
http://factfinder.census.gov/
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