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Federal Business Resources

Business Assistance 

On Another Level

Local resources? Check. State resources? Check. We're taking the guesswork of finding Federal programs that are here to assist you at any stage in your business. 

Check out the links on this page if you're looking for business assistance on a Federal level. 

Need a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN or EIN)?

Most banks and financial establishments require an FEIN for business accounts, but we'll let our Partners at the IRS handle this one.  Check out the IRS checklist for federal information about applying for an FEIN for your business. 

Assistance for Small Businesses 


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


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.


Entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce

Find out more about starting and growing a business by searching entrepreneurship articles.


GSA (U.S. General Services Administration)
GSA is the largest acquisition arm of the Federal government. Here is where you can register for industry specific work (called a schedule) and learn 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.


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


NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System)
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.


US Dept. Of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VA OSDBU)
The 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, regardless of its source—and quickly connects Veteran entrepreneurs to relevant ‘best-practices’ and information.