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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Established in 1953, the SBA is the federal government agency which provides service and assistance to America's small business community. Its efforts also assist established businesses which want to expand or change the nature of the business. Below is the agency's home page and links to some its most useful sub-pages.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.gov)
This home page is the portal through which users can access all facets of the SBA's resources, services and initiatives. Includes direct tabs to starting/managing a business, loans/grants, contracting counseling/training.
Business Guides by Industry
Provides profiles for 21 industries, from aerospace/defense to transportation/logistics. Each industry has links to pertinent resources; many of these links are to other appropriate federal agencies. Doesn't cover all industries, but does an excellentl job for those which are covered.
Business Licenses and Permits
Provides links to federal/state/local licenses/permits/regulations for establishing a business. Links to all states/territories agencies which deal with these issues. Also searchable by city, state, zip code. Excellent resource for this vital procedure in establishing a business.