Free Business Resources

American Fact Finder – Census information on the demographics of your community including population, housing and the economy

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – Provides direction and technical guidance for the administration of he Federal effort to plan, develop, manage and evaluate health care financing programs and policies.

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) – A database of federal government contracting opportunities

Free Advice (Legal) – A database of small business questions frequently asked by entrepreneurs. Search this database of resources for business law. 

Health & Human Services – Protects the health and well-being of all Americans. Provides effective health and human services and fosters advancement in medicine, public health and social services.

IRS Small Business Portal – Answers to small business tax questions, plus access to forms and publications, a video library an event calendar and other online tools

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – Supports businesses in minority communities by providing grant and loan information, business opportunities and business certification resources

National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) – Improves the efficiency and effectiveness of electronic transmission of health information to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services.

National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) – Provides independent advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the US Small Business Administration on economic issues important to female business owners

S.C.O.R.E. – Counselors to America’s Small Business is a SBA resource partner, dedicated to entrepreneur education. Score has over 12,000 volunteers with years of business experience available to help small business owners through one-on-one counseling, business tools and training programs.

Small Business Administration (SBA) – District offices in all 50 states provide resources, training and specialists to help start and grow businesses.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – Resources vary by location, but typically include things like assistance with business planning, access to financing, counseling services and classes

US Patent and Trade Office – Grants U.S. patents and registers trademarks

Women Business Centers (WBCs) – Education centers for women business owners