Helpful Resources/Links

TAX CORNER:
– Internal Revenue Service: all federal forms and publications www.irs.gov
– Florida Department of Revenue: all Florida forms and publications www.myflorida.com/dor
– Motley Fool: general tax informationwww.fool.com/taxes
– Kiplinger: filing, deductions and estimated quarterly taxes due www.kiplinger.com
– Financial Web: self employment tax basics www.finweb.com/taxes
START-UPS:
– Biz Stats: small business data such as sales and average profits www.bizstats.com
– Biz Miner: sells in depth reports of business metrics by category www.bizminer.com
– Spigit: lets you post your idea and have others rate it www.spigit.com
– U.S. Government Web Site: government info www.usa.gov
– U.S. Census Bureau: government demographics www.census.gov
– Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Grants www.cfda.gov
– Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) www.sba.gov
– Franchise research site www.franchise.org
– Government franchise information www.ftc.gov
LEGAL CORNER:
– U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: register for a patent or trademark www.uspto.gov
– Florida Division of Corporations: Setup new entities www.sunbiz.org
– U.S. Copyright Office: register for a copyright www.copyright.gov
PAYROLL:
– Florida New Hire Reporting Center: new hire requirements www.fl-newhire.com
– Social Security Administration: government information www.ssa.gov
– U.S. Department of Labor: federal labor laws www.dol.gov
– Florida Department of Financial Services: Division of Workers Compensation www.fldfs.com/wc
– Florida Worker’s Compensation Joint Underwriting Association www.fwcjua.com
– National Council on Compensation Insurance www.ncci.com
FINANCING:
– Angel Capital Association: professional alliance of angel capital groups www.angelcapitalassociation.org
– National Venture Capital Association: trade association for VC firms www.nvca.org
– Alliance of Angels: membership program for accredited investors www.allianceofangels.com
– SBA: Small Business Administration information www.sba.gov
OTHER BUSINESS NEEDS:
– Enterprise Florida Inc.: counseling and seminars www.eflorida.com
– U.S. Export Assistance Centers: provide counseling and other export assistance www.export.gov
– Management Information www.managementhelp.org

 

GOVERNMENT:

– Overview of vendor requirements www.business.gov/expand/government-contracting/

– SBA support for small companies doing business with the federal government            www.sba.gov/contractingopportunities/

– Obtain a DUNS number www.dnb.com

– Register with the CCR www.ccr.gov

– Search for contracts on the Federal Business Opportunities web site www.fedbizopps.com