The Network of Business maintains alliances with other associations and organizations throughout the country which offer assistance to the Business Sector of our Economy. Government Departments and Agencies play a large part in the success of American Business. We are especially proud of our role with various government agencies and departments. Both Federal and State Governments provide businesses with education and training, financing to form, own, operate and grow their business and we assist our members in taking advantage of the assistance that government provides! The following Organizations are pivotal role players in helping business succeed with government support:
Hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 1,000 service centers are available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training.
More than one million businesses are assisted by ASBDC member programs each year. A sizeable number of them are in the dynamic start-up mode, while the majority are existing businesses searching for stability or planning for growth.
The Small Business Investor Alliance ("SBIA”) is the premier organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors. Our members provide vital capital to small and medium sized businesses nationwide, resulting in economic growth and job creation.
SBIA has been playing a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the industry for more than 50 years.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need.
Small business is America's most powerful engine of opportunity and economic growth. That's where SBA comes in. SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with your initial applications, and resources to help after you open for business.
We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.
Export.gov helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace. Developed by international trade specialists and economists, here you will find trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help you understand how to export, connect with foreign buyers, and expand operations in new markets.
elaws stands for "employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses". This Web site was developed to help employers and workers understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal employment laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Each elaws Advisor mimics the interaction someone would have with an employment law expert by asking specific questions and providing tailored information based on individual situations and circumstances.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS. We help taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, such as not being able to provide necessities like housing, transportation, or food; taxpayers who are seeking help in resolving problems with the IRS; and those who believe an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.