Government & Non-Profit Resources
Websites & Articles
Better Business Bureau
Know who you're doing business with.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. "
Department of Health and Human Services
"The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. "
Environmental Protection Agency
Food and Drug Administration
"The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation."
National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)
Companies certified by the SBA to provide funding to small businesses under the SBA 504 loan program.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
"Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life."
National Institutes of Health
The arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services charged with the "pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability."
SBA Library for Starting & Managing Your Business
Links to many useful business lists and directories.
SEC Guide to Small Business Capital Raising
A guide to help you understand how to raise capital and comply with federal securities laws.
Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Nonprofit association dedicated to encouraging the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide through counseling and mentoring programs.
Small Business Administration
All kinds of resources for startups and small businesses.
US Commercial Service
Whether you are new to exporting or expanding to new markets, the U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Develop your international business strategy, choose the best market for your product or service, and evaluate potential overseas business partners.
US Patent and Trademark Office
Search for granted U.S. patents and federal trademarks; learn about and apply for intellectual property protection.
USA.gov Statistics & Data
Massive directory of data and statistics on government, business, economics, defense, environment, energy, health, jobs, and more.
World Health Organization
"WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system."
World Intellectual Property Organization
Comprehensive information on international intellectual property protection.
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