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IRS

Learn about Online Payment Agreements – Expanded eligibility criteria; Prerequisites to Collection case resolution – Why current and ongoing compliance is vital; Collection Information Statements – Providing financial information to resolve the more...

IRS

Borrowing limits, repayment terms and more.Transcript:Hi, I'm Mikio, and I work for the Internal Revenue Service. Loans through your business' retirement plan can help your employees through challenging economic times. However, it's important to...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Who is the U.S. Principle Party in Interest (USPPI)? What is a shipment and when you must file in the Automated Export System (AES)? Transcript: [ Music ] Congratulations, you have...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: A Tour of the Shipment Manager. Easily locate, manage and monitor EEI submitted through AESDirect. Quickly determine current EEI status with CBP. Download export data to a spreadsheet....

SBA

In this webinar hosted by the SBA and Small Business Majority, you will learn what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for small businesses

SBA

America's Best: Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation, Port Washington, WIEstablished in 1922, Allen Edmonds operates 32 retail stores in 17 states, and is among a small minority of companies continuing to produce the majority of their shoes...

SBA

America's Best: Columbia Sportswear Company, Portland, ORRescued from near bankruptcy, Gert Boyle took over operations of Columbia, started by her parents, and turned it into a $1 billion company. The business received an SBA-backed loan for $...

SBA

America's Best: Radio One, Inc., , Lanham, MDAmong the largest African-American owned and operated media corporations in the United States, Radio One was started by Catherine L. Hughes in 1980. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations...

SBA

America's Best: Ruiz Foods, Dinuba, CAFounded in 1964, Ruiz Foods is the top seller of frozen Mexican dishes in the United States.  Under the brand names of El Monterey and Tornados, it produces nearly 200 frozen Mexican foods....

SBA

An Introduction to SBA3 C's and a D - featuring SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-SweetSBA Video - An Introduction to SBA

IRS

Learn about: What is a levy?; Circumstances when a levy is used.; What funds are attached by a levy?; How to respond to the receipt of a Notice of levy ; How to contact the IRS regarding a levy.

SBA

This module is designed to inform and educate ANCs (Alaska Native Corporations) about the 8(a) Program.

SBA

In recognition of National Women’s History Month, SBA’s March web chat will feature an open forum on Women’s Business Ownership. Join us for an exchange on starting and growing your business. Come prepared to ask our expert questions about starting...

IRS

Audit Technique Guides explain industry-specific examination techniques and include common, as well as, unique industry issues, business practices and terminology. A great place for a small business owner to look who wants to do the right thing when...

IRS

Do you know what can happen if you don’t file your taxes or pay on time? You get interest and penalty charges. You can avoid them both by filing and paying on time.Transcript:Hi. I'm Becky, and I work for the IRS. It's important to file your return...

IRS

Poor recordkeeping and a failure to recognize all items that constitute gross receipts, otherwise known as taxable business income, are two of the major pitfalls businesses need to be aware of. Small business owners also need to avoid common tax...

IRS

If a business pays a “non-employee”, such as an independent contractor $600 or more in a year, that business must file Form 1099 Miscellaneous, and may be required to backup withhold on the payments.Transcript: Hi, I'm Kim Lawson, and I work for the...

SBA

Backup Withholding for Form 1099-MISCLearn from IRS experts about Backup Withholding for Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income.SBA Video - Backup Withholding for Form 1099-MISC

SBA

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses.

IRS

This video give a short explanation of what constitutes business income and expenses, that good recordkeeping is key to help with balanced tax reporting and recommends resources on IRS.gov for more information. Transcript: TIM: Hi, I'm Tim, and I...

SBA

Are you a young woman with tons of fresh ideas for a small business, but without a clue on how to get started? Find out how one woman started her own company when she was young, and how the SBA can help you find the capital, mentoring and support...

SBA

This course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to seell to the government.   See theGovernment Contracting for more information.

SBA

Business Resources for VeteransFrom training programs to access to loans, learn about the various business resources available to veterans from the U.S. Small Business Administration in this short video.SBA Video - Business Resources for...

IRS

Learn the basics about reporting profit or loss from a business or profession. Other topics discussed include: estimated tax payments, self employment tax, Schedule C, husband and wife businesses, business expenses and recordkeeping.

SBA

These courses will cover some basic technology tools to help you run your business more efficiently.  Self-assessments will enable you test your knowledge of material covered in each course.

IRS

Discussion Topics will include the following: Simplified and Regular Option for claiming the home office deduction; Requirements for qualifying to deduct expenses; Types of expenses you can deduct and how to figure the deduction and more ...

SBA

This self-paced training provides an overview of the process of buying a business and provides resources to help you decide if buying a business is right for you. Topics include how and what to research, how to determine the value, and how to...

SBA

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business and critical in its growth. Small businesses are hugely dependent on their cash flow, and must either cut costs or scramble to find alternative funding when they are not being paid on time. With money tight...

SBA

This training program has two key objectives: (1) provide a meaningful overview of the COC program, and (2) assist contracting officers and others to better understand and to more efficiently use the COC program.

IRS

Business owners have so many responsibilities that many decide they need help with their taxes. Some tax preparers have expertise in helping small business owner with their tax returns, but their credentials may vary.Transcript: KIM: Hi, I'm Kim,...

IRS

If you are closing a business, or already have, here are a few reminders for small business owners about what you need to know and do regarding federal taxes. Transcript: Here's a tip from the IRS. Hi, I’m Helen… and I work for the Internal Revenue...

SBA

What sets you apart from your competition? Learn how to get a competitive advantage with this course. Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, create pricing strategies and much more. Leverage the...

IRS

Acting Director Kevin McCarthy talks to the MSB market segment about their BSA obligations and what to expect if examined. Transcript: Hello. I’m Kevin McCarthy of the IRS and I would like to discuss with the money services business market segment...

SBA

Construction Safety and OSHA ComplianceLearn how to recognize hazards and become familiar with OSHA standards and guidance information for construction employers and employees.SBA Video - Construction Safety and OSHA Compliance

SBA

Are you looking to grow or expand your small business in the Federal Government marketplace? Does your small business need surety bonds to do public and private contracting? Get answers to your questions about selling your product or service to the...

SBA

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Federal contracting opportunities for Veterans. Topics include basic information about Veteran-owned businesses and opportunities, services available to small Veteran-owned businesses, small...

SBA

Federal contracting opportunities for women have expanded, and now's a good time to take the steps towards doing business with the government. Learn how during this web chat with experts from the SBA.

USPTO

These modules listed below cover all areas of intellectual property protection which include patents, copyrights, trademarks, geographical indications, enforcement and trade.

IRS

How to correct common mistakes in 401(k) plans using IRS EPCRS.

SBA

This presentation is about the growing problem of counterfeit parts in federal procurement. Specifically, it is about preventing the acquisition of counterfeit parts in government contracting.

SBA

The course is directed to small business owners who are concerned about crimes within and around their businesses. This module will help you become aware of how crime can affect your firm and suggest ways to help prevent it.

SBA

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your business Topics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer service, and how to improve customer service

SBA

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business. Topics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer service, and how to improve customer service

IRS

Learn about: What property can be depreciated; What property cannot be depreciated; When depreciation begins and ends; Methods for depreciating property; Basis of depreciable property; How to treat repairs and improvements; Electing the Section 179...

IRS

Tax reporting tips for Direct Sellers. Learn about: Who is a Direct Seller; Basic Tax Information; Business Income; Business Expenses; Travel; Transportation; Meals and Entertainment; Is this an Activity Engaged in for Profit

IRS

The IRS offers video presentations on disaster assistance. This presentation discusses how to deduct losses from a disaster. Transcript: Hi, I'm Kim, and I work for the IRS. Let's talk a moment about how to deduct the loss of your property after...

SBA

June 1st marked the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and the SBA is urging small businesses to prepare before a disaster strikes by developing an emergency preparedness plan. Business owner Genma Holmes knows first-hand the importance of such...

SBA

In recent weeks thousands have experienced disaster first-hand, from hurricanes and heavy rains to floods, wind and fire. After a disaster hits, homeowners and businesses can face many challenges. This month’s web chat will focus on what homeowners...

SBA

This self-paced guide is designed to provide an overview of SBA’s assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations.

GSA

The new Doing Business With GSA Video Series gives small businesses the opportunity to learn more about doing business with the federal government on their schedule.

IRS

This webinar is designed to help you take advantage of some of the tax incentives for setting up and maintaining a retirement plan.

IRS

Learn about: Defining “Employee”; The three control factors; Key vendor characteristics; The Voluntary Classification Settlement Program

IRS

Discussed Revenue Procedure 2013-12 and the various changes to the IRS correction programs.Transcript:Note - Any federal tax advice contained in this transcript is intended to apply to the specific situation described and should not be considered...

IRS

A big advantage to operating your own business is the ability to hire family members. The rules vary, depending on the family relationship and the business entity type such as sole proprietorship, partnership, etc.Transcript:This is Jean Wetzler. I’...

SBA

This course is designed for individuals planning to start a business after earlier career endeavors.

SBA

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business.

SBA

Kathleen Devlin will share her story of perseverance and success with other entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners, and provide helpful insights on the successes and challenges of entrepreneurship. Chat participants can learn about how this...

IRS

Communicating updated ESOP information.

SBA

The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, customers and ultimately your bottom line. What are you doing to establish, cultivate and grow this precious commodity? This course will introduce you to the processes of...

SBA

Small businesses growth can mean the difference between failure and success. Careful planning is not only required when starting a business, but also when considering expansion. Are you looking for answers to your small business questions about...

Census Bureau

Here's what you need to accurately and easily complete key shipping information, comply with the law and take advantage of the duty-free benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Watch the videos in sequence or go directly to the...

SBA

Export Express Loans from SBAThis short video describes SBA’s Export Express Program, a loan program designed to help small businesses achieve exporting success.SBA Video - Export Express Loans from SBA

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Increase Global Sales. Find Emerging Markets for your Products. Monitor Foreign Competition.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: What is a Harmonized Code? How to find a Schedule B Classification number? Transcript: [Music] Hello, I'm Larry Graham with the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S Census Bureau. This...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Employee Identification Number (EIN). How to Obtain an EIN. Confidential Information.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Shipping to Embargoed Countries. Shipping to Sanctioned Countries. Special controls. Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC). Transcript: HOST: What are the countries where you're not...

Census Bureau

This traning addresses the following questions/topics: Does my product have an ECCN? Where do I find my ECCN? What is the ECCN used for? What does EAR99 mean? Transcript : HOST: Do you know your Export Control...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Screening Your Transactions. No License Required (NLR) Rules. Lists to Check Before Exporting. Red Flags. Transcript: HOST: What do you need to be...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: What is a Foreign Trade Zone? Types of Foreign Trade Zones. Foreign Trade Zone Reporting Requirements. Foreign Trade Zone Filing Benefits.

Census Bureau

Duties and taxes are fees imposed on goods shipped from one country to another. It's the responsibility of the shipper to calculate them and for the buyer to pay them. This video introduces you to online tools for calculating these fees for more...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Industry and product commodity classification. Identify top markets. Analyze time series data. Obtain values and growth rates. Other advanced report options.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Where do I find the Commerce Control list? Do I need a license to export my good? How to Reference the ECCN. Designation of EAR99. Transcript: HOST: Do you know where to find the Commerce...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Letter of Credit. Commercial Invoice. Processing the Bill of Lading. Finding a Freight Forwarder. Transcript: Hi, my name is Jeff Coppersmith, and I want to talk to you...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Letter of Credit. Commercial Invoice. Processing the Bill of Lading. Finding a Freight Forwarder. Transcript: Hello again. I'm Jeff Coppersmith. Last time we talked about...

IRS

Benefits of the Fast Track Settlement program.Transcript:Hi. I'm Tim, and I work for the Internal Revenue Service. I'd like to talk to you about the Fast Track Settlement program. It is a key IRS program in our overall efforts to resolve taxpayer...

Census Bureau

A tour of the AESDirect website and how to use the special features of the system to make Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing process easier. AESDirect is accessible by going to www.aesdirect.gov. Transcript: [ Music ] Now that you...

SBA

This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are interested in borrowing money.

SBA

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business. Topics include: determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to...

SBA

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors. Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and where to find them, explaining the investment process and...

SBA

Looking for information on how to get the money to start your small business? Join Pravina Raghavan from SBA's New York District Office, for tips on various resources.

IRS

Learn about correcting errors found during an Employee Plans examination through an Audit Closing Agreement (Audit CAP).Transcript:WOMAN: As Director of Employee Plans Examinations, my overall goal is for the Examinations function to have more...

IRS

Five common errors when filing Form 5500 and Form 5558. Transcript:Here are five tips from the IRS office of Employee Plans to make filing Form 5500s and related returns, including extensions to file the Form 5500s, more efficient. Tip 1: If your...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following questions/topics: Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Tariff Tool. Tariff Rates. Staging Basket. Base Rates. Research potential new markets. Transcript: Hello, I'm Justin Hoffmann with the International Trade...

SBA

Fuego Mundo: Interact with your Community using Free MarketingFuego Mundo creates a unique dining experience by bringing the flavors, spices, and culture of South America to Sandy Springs, GA. The restaurant uses social media to request...

IRS

Learn about the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, or FUTA, credit reduction. This discussion includes a brief explanation of what the credit reduction is, the tax effect of the credit reduction, and how to report the credit reduction. In addition to the...

USPTO

These modules listed below cover all areas of intellectual property protection which include patents, copyrights, trademarks, geographical indications, enforcement and trade.

SBA

Are you looking for tax savings strategies for your small business? Join SBA and the AICPA to get useful and practical information for minimizing your tax bill, and on tax provisions that my affect your business.

Census Bureau

Easily manage your export reporting by learning the do’s and don’ts of the Automated Export System.  Learn more about the benefits of templates, profiles and the shipment manager.

Census Bureau

Learn about services for the export of food or agricultural products. You can take advantage of customized export assistance, cost-share export promotions, training, and trade missions.

Census Bureau

Are you ready to meet foreign buyers? Learn more about trade counseling, business matchmaking, and trade events to help you connect with interested buyers abroad.

Census Bureau

Find out where your products can excel overseas. These detailed and timely trade statistics provide you with information to find international markets for your product.

Census Bureau

Develop an export business plan to expand your business abroad. Learn about customized counseling, technical assistance and training offered by the Small Business Administration. 

Census Bureau

Are you ready to export and are looking for financing? Learn about government-guaranteed loan programs and direct loan programs to help with translating your product literature, participating in foreign trade shows, and funding your export orders.

Census Bureau

Need more financing options? Learn about working capital programs, lines of credit, credit insurance and much more.

Census Bureau

Save time and money by learning the rules and responsibilities for all parties involved in an export transaction. Learn more to avoid common mistakes by making the right decisions regarding your export shipments from day one. 

CENSUS Bureau

An essential part of exporting is determining which U.S. export regulation applies to you. When a freight forwarder or delivery service can point you in the right direction, you are ultimately responsible. This is your opportunity to learn directly...

Census Bureau

Learn about the fundamentals of exporting the government assistance available to you at export.gov.

IRS

Whether you are an individual taxpayer or a business owner, you can avoid headaches at tax time by keeping good records during the year.Transcript:Hi. I'm Helen, and I work for the IRS. Whether you are an individual taxpayer or a business owner,...

SBA

This course is designed to help small businesses understand how the government buys goods and services. There are three parts to this training program. This part, part one, provides a small business introduction to government contracting. It...

SBA

Boyd Wright knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful home-based business. Chat participants can get valuable insight from Wright and learn more about working out of your house, starting a home-based business and managing a business within...

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