Take advantage of the many federal resources available to help small businesses. At any stage of business— preparing, running, growing, and detouring—these national-level resources are here to help. 


BusinessUSA is a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. 


The U.S. government’s one-stop virtual marketplace where vendors (normally registered to bid on certain contract types) can search for upcoming and current opportunities with the federal government. 

U.S. Department of Commerce – Entrepreneurship 

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) 

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is the largest acquisition arm of the federal government. Businesses can register for industry-specific work (called a schedule) and learn how to respond to a solicitation. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – E-Verify 

E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify is fast, free, and easy to use. 

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) 

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) provides services for small businesses in the socio-economic classification of small disadvantaged, women-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZone) areas, and the Ability One Program. 

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) is designed to save you time with direct access to the resources necessary to guide every step of entrepreneurship. VEP makes it easier for small businesses to access federal services and quickly connects veteran entrepreneurs to relevant best practices and information.