The State & Local link is designed to provide a small business with information concerning the laws and regulations in their locale. This website also offers information on topics such as finance, government contracts and much, much more. By accessing information by region, users find state specific information that links to information on a variety of subjects of interest to the small business owner.
- EEOC – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
This website provides information and guidance regarding the law governing the various types of discrimination. In addition, it provides information specifically for employers and small business owners. A link to the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found at this website. It also offers the publication The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business.
- Mid-South Quality Productivity Center (“MSQPC”)
MSQPC provides “innovative consulting, training and public workshops in ISO 9000” and “Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Assessments.” Economic growth and “helping Memphis and Mid-South organizations compete in the global market place” are MSQPC goals.
- National Association for the Self-Employed
This site includes information on government issues affecting the small business owner, tax tips, and more. Links to other business and government sites are also found here.
- Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse
This center acts as a clearinghouse for other Small Business Development Centers. Under “Getting Started” there are links to World Wide Web resources of particular interest to small business owners as well as information on state and local regulations.
- SBA Forms
The Small Business Administration has provided access to types of forms that may be needed in a business, including personal finance statement and loan applications. Many of these forms can be filled out online. There is a link to the IRS site where forms may be obtained for many purposes including Form SS-4, Application for Employer ID Number.
- SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives
SCORE is the national, nonprofit association which has 10,500 volunteers and 389 chapters nationwide dedicated to helping anyone interested in starting a new business. Its official home page will allow you to locate your local chapter of SCORE, offers information about workshops and counseling, and contains many links to web sites which contain business information and tools helpful to entrepreneurs. A treasury of information and resources for the potential business owner is found on this site.
- SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives Memphis Chapter 68
Memphis Chapter 68 is the locally-chartered volunteer association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. SCORE Memphis offers free and confidential counseling to start up businesses and existing small businesses that seek advice.
- Small Business Advancement National Center
Provides small businesses with downloadable information on all aspects of small business and entrepreneurship, including articles from conference proceedings, industry profiles, and publications from other sources.
- Small Business Gateway – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental information, assistance and regulations and laws are found from links on this government site. Also there is a Frequently Answered Questions page to help with questions that may arise about environmental issues that may concern small businesses.
- Smart Business Supersite (SBS)
A comprehensive site with extensive resources for entrepreneurs, including excerpts from books, articles, reports, newsletters, and many other sources that directly address the issues that concern small business owners.
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- Business Law
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- Financing Your Small Business
- Grants for Businesses
- Importing and Exporting
- Insurance for your Small Business
- Licenses and Permits
- Marketing Your Business
- Procurement: Doing Business with the Government
- Research for your Small Business
- Starting and Structuring a Business
- Tax Information for Small Businesses