Attention California business owners: here is a list of some useful sites and links to provide you with solutions to some of your questions about operating your business in the California counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange and Ventura.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security.
Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment–air, water and land–upon which life depends.
U.S. Tax Court
Congress created the Tax Court to provide a judicial forum in which affected persons could dispute tax deficiencies determined by the commissioner of Internal Revenue prior to payment of the disputed amounts.
Small Business Administration
The mission of the SBA is to maintain and to strengthen the nation’s economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters.
Business.gov guides you through the maze of government rules and regulations and provides access to services and resources to help you start, grow, and succeed in business.
The U.S. government’s official Web portal.
Department of the Treasury
The mission of the Department of the Treasury is to promote the conditions for prosperity and stability in the United States and encourage prosperity and stability in the rest of the world.
Department of Commerce
The Commerce Department’s mission is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, competitiveness and stewardship.
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration is the nation’s primary income security agency. It pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families, administers the Supplemental Security Income program, and issues Social Security numbers.
Department of Agriculture – Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
The mission of the OSDBU is to provide maximum opportunities for small businesses to participate in USDA contracting activities by establishing and attaining small disadvantaged business program goals.
Department of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA’s mission is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
This page provides links to various federal, state and private sites that provide legal information for the small business owner.
Department of Education
The Education Department’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.
A collection of links to State government Web sites with useful information for businesses. Whether you’re already in business, just starting or expanding to a new state – there’s something here for you!
State and Local Contacts
The State and Local Government on the Net directory provides convenient one-stop access to the Web sites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.
U.S. Department of Labor
The department administers a variety of federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions, a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance and other income support.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The mission of the EEOC is to eradicate employment discrimination at the workplace.
SBTV.com is a television network on the Web devoted exclusively to providing engaging streaming video content to small businesses. It provides technical information on how to run your business, inspirational stories from entrepreneurs across the country, information about small business conferences and events, and resources to help solve day-to-day business challenges.
El portal oficial en español del Gobierno de los EE. UU (The U.S. government’s official Spanish-language Web portal)