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,
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
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 bu
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.
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 record keeping guidelines.
CNN Interactive News sites do not get more thorough than this. You will find up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest news events, complete with audio, video, and tons of links to related stories and background material. CNN Remote delivers news updates to your Desktop.
Forbes Digital Tool Read up on the latest business news, then check out the Starting Your Own Business articles in The Small-Business Center for ideas and advice. The sites Small-Business Forum discussion areas give you a chance to learn from-and teach-your peers.
Fortune.com In addition to comprehensive business coverage, the online version of Fortune offers Fortune & Your Company, a section geared to small businesses. You will find articles on taxes, marketing, management, technology, financing a business and more.
Inc. Online The online version of this popular entrepreneurial magazine regularly offers articles of interest to small-business owners. The Virtual Consultant has searchable databases with information such as businesses up for sale, company profiles and demograp