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IRS

"Your Guide to an IRS Audit” takes the viewer through the steps of an audit, from notification to closing. The video series is composed of scenarios that demonstrate the stages of each type of audit; correspondence, office and field. The scenarios...

SBA

This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business. You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally register your business. The course will point you to the...

SBA

As the end of 2010 draws near, business owners can learn more about year-end tax savings to help them prepare for the coming tax filing season. Did you know that there are tax deductions and credits you can use to reduce your taxes?

IRS

Explain how to properly classify workers as employees or independent contractors and related topics and to go over the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program.

SBA

This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.

SBA

Where Will Your Next Customer Come From?Small businesses looking to grow should look beyond the U.S. borders to find new customers. Learn about government resources to help you begin or expand exporting.SBA Video - Where Will Your Next...

SBA

What is Business Income?Learn from IRS experts what qualifies as business income.SBA Video - What is Business Income?

SBA

This training module provides an overview of the key contracting programs that support veteran owned small businesses.  Specifically, it describes, explains and outlines the differences between...

SBA

Using Electronic Payment for Federal TaxesLearn about the IRS' Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) that helps small business easily pay taxes online.SBA Video - Using Electronic Payment for Federal Taxes

Census Bureau

In this webinar, the presenter uses a grant scenario to show users how to access population, housing, economic and geographic data from American FactFinder using the Guided and Advanced Search.

SBA

Business Guide for tribal enterprises regarding the 8(a) Business Development Program.

IRS

Learn about: Tips – Employee and Employer Responsibilities; Tips vs. Service Charges; Revenue Ruling 2012-18; Form 8027; Additional Medicare Tax on Tips

IRS

Important facts about maintaining your plan to keep it in compliance. Easy ways to fix mistakes to protect your retirement.Transcript:WOMAN: Keeping your retirement plan in good shape is like maintaining your car. Regular maintenance and fixing...

SBA

This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.

USPTO

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

SBA

This course will provide an overview of the progress of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, the skills needed to make American.

SBA

This course is about federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.  See the Government Contracting Classroom for more information.

CENSUS Bureau

Learn the rules and responsibilities for all parties involved in an export transaction. Before you export physical goods from the US you must be aware of your role and the reporting requirements.

CENSUS Bureau

Need help classifying your product for exportation? Learn how to use our intuitive Schedule B Search, and gain an understanding of the classification rules. 

IRS

This webinar provides small business owners with: The basics for effective conversations with their accountants; Three important questions to ask before hiring an accountant; Seven common business deductions that may be available to them.

IRS

Learn how to correctly report common tax items associated with owning a child or day care business.

SBA

With tax season around the corner, small business owners can prepare now with useful end of year tax tips. Join SBA and the AICPA web chat by posting your questions about year-end tax savings to help you prepare for the coming tax filing season....

SBA

This course is  intended to be a guide for small businesses to help determine if exporting, as a business strategy, makes sense and whether the basic ingredients for export readiness are in-place.

SBA

Strategies for Growth: Team Building - Short Cut Mary Tappouni, SBA Florida Small Business Person of the Year 2009 discusses hiring techniques for Breaking Ground Contracting.Very few persons succeed or fail by themselves. One of the most...

SBA

Strategies for Growth: Exporting Opportunities Does your product have potential in an overseas market? Small businesses can compete with larger companies in the global marketplace. Plan for the extra effort it takes to bring your product to...

SBA

Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery - Short Cut: Embolden Ann-Marie Harrington, SBA Rhode Island Small Busines Person of the Year 2009, discusses the merits of Disaster Recovery planning.The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents...

SBA

Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business. This course will explain why strategic planning is important and describe typical steps taken in the process. Get the tools to create successful strategic plans...

IRS

When disasters strike new charities spring up to help the victims, and existing charities want to expand their activities to provide disaster relief. But often, these organizations don't understand the complexities of starting and operating an...

IRS

SEP and SIMPLE IRA plans provide business owners like you, an inexpensive, hassle-free way to plan for retirement for you and your employees.Transcript:WOMAN: Finding an inexpensive, hassle-free way to plan for retirement -- your own and your...

IRS

We designed this workshop to help you, a new business owner, understand and meet your federal tax obligations; What You Need to Know about Federal Taxes and Your New Business; What You Need to Know about Schedule C and Other Small Business Taxes and...

SBA

Have you considered starting a business? Not sure about the right strategies to have in place to achieve success? Learn what it takes to start a business, where to go for information and assistance, the business plan and why you need one, funding...

SBA

No matter how small or large, working to boost your business and brand can go a long way. It’s the time of year to fertilize and prune to spur new growth -- business growth. Do you have questions about how to sharpen your business ideas, how to...

SBA

This training module describes what size standards are, how they are established, why they are important, how they are used, where to find them and how to determine if a specific business concern is considered a small business. It also describes...

IRS

Find out about allowable IRS tax credits, deductions and more that small business owners may be able to take advantage of.

SBA

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, SBA’s November web chat will highlight Native American small businesses. Chris James, Assistant Administrator, SBA's Office of Native American Affairs SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs...

SBA

Does your business product or service have potential in an overseas market? Have you considered doing business globally? Exporting can be a means of substantially growing your business. Did you know that SBA offers financial assistance programs to...

SBA

The talent and expertise of your employees is one of your businesses’ greatest assets. This course reveals recruiting and retaining strategies to help you locate, recruit, and retain talented employees. Established business owners know that great...

SBA

Guide for contracting officers and others to become more aware of emergency acquisition procedures.

SBA

This is an overview of how to sell or close a business.Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a business, steps to closing a business, and preparing a sales agreement.

IRS

This is the complete video, which is also divided into 3 segments below for convenience. It explains the federal tax lien discharge and subordination process. It walks through the application forms, supporting documents needed, how to submit an...

IRS

Important facts about using the Self Correction Program (SCP) under EPCRS to fix operational mistakes and keep your retirement plan qualified.Transcript:WOMAN: Well, last year, my client, an auto-body shop, kept several employees out of their 401(k...

IRS

The Segment 3 video for the federal tax lien discharge and subordination process goes through the supporting document needed as well as how to complete and submit the application.Transcript:Section 8 for either application form asks for a...

IRS

The Segment 2 video for the federal tax lien discharge and subordination process goes in depth through section 7 on how to tell the IRS what type or basis the application falls under.Transcript:Section 7 asks for either your basis for discharge or...

IRS

The Segment 1 video for the federal tax lien discharge and subordination process introduces the topic and discusses what is covered, the application forms and publications needed, and goes through section 6 of the application forms themselves....

IRS

This video provides special tax tips if you are a seasonal employer.Transcript: Hi. I'm Tamara, and I work for the IRS. Did you know there are special tips for seasonal businesses? Many business ventures throughout various times of the year are...

IRS

Seasonal help is often needed for sporting events, holidays, and commercial fishing or harvest seasons. Seasonal employees are subject to the same tax withholding rules that apply to other employees.Transcript:This is Portia Bingham. I'm talking...

IRS

This presentation is for Schedule C filers who are one-owner businesses or self-employed taxpayers. Good recordkeeping is very important to the business owner or self-employed person in order to have everything needed when it comes time to file a...

SBA

Schedule C Profit or Loss from BusinessLearn from IRS experts about what is a Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, and who needs to file it.SBA Video - Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business

SBA

SBA recognizes Women’s Small Business Month, and will revisit the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program. In February of this year, the SBA launched the WOSB Federal Contract Program that provides equal access to federal...

SBA

Are you a woman business owner seeking federal contracts? Celebrate Women’s History Month and visit http://go.usa.gov/4BV to get information about the SBA’s new Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program.

SBA

SBA's HUBZone ProgramThis short video describes SBA's HUBZone program which helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.SBA Video - SBA's HUBZone Program

SBA

SBA Spanish PSA for Puerto Rico Vets and MilitaryPor más de cincuenta años, la Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios ha estado ayudando a crear empresas exitosas.Veterano y militar...

SBA

SBA Low-Interest Disaster LoansFollowing a disaster, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) partners with FEMA to help disaster survivors. The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.SBA...

SBA

SBA Local AssistanceSBA has many offices and resource partners that counsel, mentor and train small business owners and entrepreneurs. With offices located near you and assistance available online, this network can help your business start up...

SBA

SBA Loans ExplainedThis short video describes the SBA's most popular loan program - 7(a) loans.SBA Video - SBA Loans Explained

SBA

SBA IntroductionThis short video describes how the U.S. Small Business Administration helps  entrepreneurs and small business owners start up, succeed and grow in their business ventures. SBA Video - SBA Introduction

SBA

SBA Disaster Assistance ProgramIn the wake of a disaster, SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations. Watch this short video to learn more about SBA's Disaster...

SBA

SBA Delivering Success: Promoting & Growing Your BusinessThree entrepreneurs describe how they found success through innovative ways to promote, market, and grow their businesses.The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal...

SBA

SBA Delivering Success: Marketing 101Marketing is one of the most important aspects of business success.  Explore marketing techniques four entrepreneurs used to build their customer base.The U.S. Small Business Administration and...

SBA

SBA Delivering Success: FinancingFinancing a small business can be one of the most challenging aspects of ownership. Discover how SBA-backed financing helped these entrepreneurs start their businesses.The U.S. Small Business Administration and...

SBA

SBA 504 Loan Program- Helping Businesses Grow and Create JobsThis short video describes the SBA’s 504 Loan Program, a loan program designed to help small businesses purchase major fixed assets such as equipment or real estate...

SBA

This is an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business. Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks, retirement savings and much more

SBA

You have a great product or service. Now you have to sell it. This course will give you an overview of sales plans and other tools to get your product or service into your customer/consumer’s hands.

IRS

Employees vs. independent contractors and how their status can affect your plan.Transcript:Hi, I'm Mikio and I work for the IRS. Misclassifying workers as independent contractors or employees can have serious federal tax consequences for workers,...

IRS

A retirement plan has benefits for everyone – the employer, the business and, of course, the employees. Employers may also be eligible for tax credits or incentives for starting a retirement plan. Keep in mind that tax law changes may affect a...

IRS

A retirement plan has benefits for everyone – the employer, the business and, of course, the employees. Employers may also be eligible for tax credits or incentives for starting a retirement plan. Keep in mind that tax law changes may affect a...

Census Bureau

A discussion of what response messages the AES can and will send in different filing scenarios. The video discusses the proper action(s) after receiving the different response messages. AESDirect is accessible by going to www.aesdirect.gov....

IRS

Employers should remind their employees that all tips received are taxable. They should report their tips to their employer. The best way to do this is to use IRS Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips to Employer, or a similar statement.Transcript:Hi...

IRS

Employers should remind their employees that all tips received are taxable. They should report their tips to their employer. The best way to do this is to use IRS Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips to Employer, or a similar statement.Transcript:Hi...

IRS

This training program provides information about how and when to report tip income. The hosts discuss how tip income is related to Social Security payments and the tax payer’s 401(k) contribution threshold, if it exists. 

IRS

Treasury has issued new regulations for the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts - FBAR - and the IRS has released the new form and instructions. Learn who must report, how and when.

IRS

The Reporting of Employer-Sponsored Health Plan Coverage on Form W-2 webinar explains what employers and employees need to know about the Affordable Care Act provision.

IRS

Any individual, business, trust, estate or association receiving more than $10,000 in cash in one transaction or two or more related transactions is required to file Form 8300. Learn who must file and when in this video. Transcript :Hi, my name is...

SBA

Small businesses can sometimes face excessive or unfair federal enforcement actions, like repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, threats, retaliation or some other unfair enforcement action by a federal agency. Did you know that the...

Census Bureau

A how-to guide on registering for the Census Bureau’s free, Internet-based filing system, AESDirect. AESDirect is accessible by going to www.aesdirect.gov. Transcript: [ Music ] Pete's Pigs, Ava speaking. How may I help you? An ITN? What is...

SBA

RecordkeepingLearn from IRS experts about the best way to keep records for tax purposes.SBA Video - Recordkeeping

IRS

The IRS offers video presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster. Transcript: Hi, I'm Kim, and I...

IRS

If you get an IRS notice don’t panic but don’t ignore it either. Read it carefully and review your tax return. If you use a tax professional, give a copy of the notice to them as soon as possible.Transcript:Hello, I’m Cheryl Sherwood, IRS Director...

IRS

Worker classification determinations are made on a case-by-case basis that depend on the specific facts and circumstances.Transcript:Hello, I’m Rick Schampers with a reenactment of the presentation I delivered for the IRS’s May 2009 National Phone...

Census Bureau

A look on how to properly annotate loading documents with the Internal Transaction Number or ITN. AESDirect is accessible by going to www.aesdirect.gov. Transcript: [ Music ] Okay Ava, so far we've covered registering for AESDirect, filing...

SBA

This course explains pricing models your business might adopt. Learn how to set prices, calculate costs, assess competitors and much more.

SBA

This course is about the price evaluation preference -- available for HUBZone firms. It is intended for contracting officers and other contracting personnel, specific to the HUBZone program.

Census Bureau

A document is required in order to receive the duty-free benefit granted by Canadian and Mexican customs. This video guides you through completing the document, focusing on several key fields that often challenge exporters new to the process....

SBA

Three part series about the 8(a) Business Development Program

IRS

The IRS offers video presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster.Transcript: Hello, I'm Tim, and I...

IRS

Learn about Payments to Independent Contractors, Form 1099 filing requirements, Backup withholding and how to avoid being liable for it, CP2100 Notices for payee name/TIN mismatches

IRS

Learn about Installment Payment Agreements (Types of agreements; Who qualifies; How to apply) and Offer in Compromise (What to do before you apply; Who qualifies; How to apply)

IRS

In this webinar you will learn about payment options when you or your clients owe the IRS.

SBA

What is intellectual property and how do you protect your ideas? This course gives an overview of intellectual properties and explains how to protect them. Learn why you should protect your intellectual property. Explore the differences between...

USPTO

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

IRS

A series of eight videos covering topics that individuals and businesses will find helpful when working with the IRS to resolve unpaid taxes or unfiled returns.

USPTO

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

IRS

Using a payroll provider allows small business owners and self-employed individuals to devote more time to their business instead of spending it on payroll duties since a payroll provider can help ensure forms are filed and deposits are made on time...

Census Bureau

NAFTA allows your company to ship most goods to customers in Canada and Mexico duty free as long as they are comprised mostly of U.S. components. This video covers the key parts of the agreement and introduces the process for obtaining the benefits...

SBA

This course is designed to provide an overview of the Non?Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.  

SBA

Provides an overview of the 8(a) Program for Hawaiian Native Corporations and NHO-owned businesses.

SBA

If you are considering starting your own business this year, SBA can be valuable resource to help you find a mentor, improve your business skills and get training to help boost your ideas. SBA has great resources for entrepreneurs at every stage of...

SBA

This course is designed to assist Native peoples who're thinking about starting a business, or who're in the early stages of starting a business.

Census Bureau

NAFTA Rules of Origin are crucial for qualifying your products for the duty-free benefit. This video shows you how to use the Harmonized Code system and what to do when foreign components are included in your product which triggers using the Rules...

Census Bureau

Although not mandatory NAFTA Certificates of Origin are used to obtain duty-free or reduced duty rates for qualified products entering member countries (U.S., Canada, Mexico). This video will help you correctly complete this important legal document...

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