Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ten Reasons Why Businesses Should Use Business.Gov

This article was contributed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

  1. Find answers to frequently asked regulatory compliance questions. Business.gov provides links to FAQ databases from across the federal government in which regulatory agencies provide answers to common business issues. Business.gov's FAQ directory is organized by topical area making it easier to find information relevant to the user's specific business area.
  2. Find how to comply with regulations in your industry. Almost every industry is regulated to some extent. Browse Business.gov's Industry Compliance Guides to learn find info on specific regulations.
  3. Talk to a real human being about complying with regulations. Business.gov provides directly line contacts of federal personnel who are available by phone or e-mail to answer your questions.
  4. From registering a business to hiring employees, Business.gov provides resources that guide users to helpful agency resources covering all areas of business operations.
  5. Learn how to do business with the government. Business.gov helps small business new to federal contracting. Our Government Contracting guide includes links to helpful information on Business Opportunities, Standards, Registration Information, and resources to get business started.
  6. Business.gov provides guidance for specific audience of small business owners. Women, veterans, minorities, non-profits and the self-employed can all find help information on complying with federal regulations, doing business with the government, and applying for government grants and loans programs.
  7. Business.gov connects business owners with pertinent state business portals and compliance websites, and provides links to local government websites.
  8. Find information on timely and popular topics quickly. The Business.gov homepage highlights the most frequently request compliance topics, allowing users to quickly finding information they're looking for.
  9. Find information on specific regulations fast with Business.gov's search engine. Got a question about the FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act? Simply type in FMLA, and find helpful guides to understand your obligations.
  10. Business.gov helps savvy business owners conduct their market research by providing a directory of statistical and industry data sources from throughout the federal government.