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Small Business Resources

The Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an excellent place to start when thinking about starting a business or when looking for advice.

Careful planning is fundamental to success. The Small Business Planner, created by the SBA, includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle.

Starting a Business

  • How to Start Your Business
  • Write a Business Plan
  • Choose a Structure
  • Choose and Register Your Business
  • Choose Your Location and Equipment
  • Business Licenses and Permits
  • Learn about Business Laws
  • Business Financials
  • Finance Your Business
  • Filing and Paying Taxes
  • Hire and Retain Employees
  • Managing a Business

  • Running a Business
  • Leading Your Business
  • Growing Your Business
  • Business Law Regulations
  • Business Guides by Industry
  • Small Business Health Care
  • Exporting
  • Closing Down Your Business
  • Cyber Security
  • Small Business Forms
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop

  • Lesson 1
  • What you need to know about federal taxes and your new business
  • Lesson 2
  • What you need to know about Schedule C and other small business taxes and tax forms
  • Lesson 3
  • How to file and pay your taxes electronically
  • Lesson 4
  • What you need to know when you run your business out of your home
  • Lesson 5
  • How to set up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees
  • Lesson 6
  • What you need to know about federal taxes when hiring employees or contractors
  • Lesson 7
  • How to manage payroll so you withhold the correct amount from employees
  • Lesson 8
  • How to make tax deposits and file a return to report your payroll taxes
  • Lesson 9
  • Hiring people who live in the U.S. but who aren’t U.S. citizens

    Other helpful resources from (IRS)

  • Tax Guide for Small Business
  • Small Business/Self Employed
  • Employer’s Tax Guide
  • Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and the SHOP Marketplace
  • Tax Information for Businesses
  • Filing and Paying Your Business Taxes
  • Small Business Retirement Plan Resources
  • Small Business, Self-Employed, Other Business
  • Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ)
  • e-file for Business and Self-Employed Taxpayers
  • Retirement Plans for Small Business
  • Tax Help for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed