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SBA

You have started your business and now you think you are ready to grow. How do you really know if you and your company are ready for the next step? This course will help you determine if a growth opportunity is right for you.

SBA

Have you considered starting or growing your business? Are you wondering which strategies will lead you to success? Get practical tips from the owners of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Sauce during a live web chat hosted by SBA.

GSA

GSA Schedules Utilization of Small Business Webinar

GSA

In this session, you will learn the following: Review the overall GSA Mentor-Protégé Program Process. Identify the steps to applying. Learn the policies and procedures. Understand expectations for participating in the GSA Mentor-Protégé Program.

SBA

The next SBA Web chat will center on the topic of 'Health Care and Small Business," to focus on how the Affordable Care Act will benefit small businesses, including new tax incentives and provisions.

IRS

Learn about tax benefits for employers who hire previously unemployed workers in their trade or business.

IRS

This workshop helps small business owner understand their tax obligations when hiring people who are not U.S. citizens. At the end of this lesson, small business owners should be able to: Verify the employee’s identity and status with proper...

SBA

With the holiday season just around the corner, get a head start with practical email and social media marketing tips and ideas. Learn how to boost your holiday marketing strategies, and get tips and advice that can critical to your business success...

SBA

Home Office DeductionFind out from IRS experts which expenses are deductible, and which are not, in a home office.SBA Video - Home Office Deduction

IRS

Find out what kinds of deductions are allowable for your home office and what’s not by watching this video. Transcript:Hi. I'm Tamara, and I work for the IRS. More and more small-business owners are running businesses out of their homes. But...

SBA

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are interested in borrowing money to start, grow or...

SBA

This course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response.   

SBA

How to Sell to the Federal Government as a Small BusinessIn this short video, small business owners will learn how to sell their products or services to the federal government. SBA Video - How to Sell to the Federal Government as a...

SBA

How to Write a Business PlanInterested in starting a business plan? Developing and maintaing your business plan is like your roadmap to entrepreneurial success. After you watch this short video that describes how to write a business plan, get...

SBA

This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a...

SBA

HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 1This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.SBA Video - HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 1

SBA

HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 2This video explains advanced concepts of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.SBA Video - HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 2

SBA

This HUBZone Mini-Primer is about helping firms to better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they are located and how to find them.

SBA

This presentation is about HUBZone eligibility requirements, specifically principal office, employee and residency requirements. It is the second module in a series of Mini-Primers about the HUBZone Program.

SBA

This presentation is about understanding HUBZone status protests. It is the third module in a series of Mini-Primers about the HUBZone Program.

SBA

Humphry Slocombe: Promote using Free Online MarketingHumphry Slocombe makes premium ice cream in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. With flavors such as Secret Breakfast and Pistachio-Bacon, it creates a vibrant social media following...

IRS

Learn how IRAs can help to increase the money available for you at retirement by sheltering your savings from taxes.Transcript:WOMAN: Most of us know that saving for retirement is important. Many Americans put a lot of thought and effort into...

IRS

Learn about the new tax law changes for indoor tanning services.

IRS

The importance of strong internal controls for retirement plans and tips for implementing effective practices and procedures.Transcript:MONIKA TEMPLEMAN: Hello. I'm Monika Templeman, Director of Employee Plans Examinations. The expression "an...

USPTO

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

SBA

La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa, o SBA, se dedica a ayudar a los empresarios a comenzar, tener éxito y desarrollarse en sus negocios.

SBA

This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting.

SBA

Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview of crowdfunding (also commonly referred to as ‘crowd...

SBA

This course presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one.

SBA

Learn about pricing and the impact that it has on the success of your business. From determining your price to implementing your pricing strategy this course will give you the resources to sound pricing strategies.

USPTO

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

IRS

The IRS’ Disaster Relief Program coordinates the granting of administrative tax relief to taxpayers and tax professionals affected by federally-declared disasters. Transcript: Hi, I'm Tim, and I work for the IRS. Disasters can strike any time,...

SBA

IRS Resources for Small Business OwnersLearn from IRS experts about free resources available to every small business owner.SBA Video - IRS Resources for Small Business Owners

SBA

Este curso les presenta a los jóvenes empresarios a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de financiamiento y registrar legalmente su negocio. El curso...

SBA

As a small business owner, do you know what your federal, state and local legal obligations are? This course will give you an overview of the legal requirements of small business owners.

IRS

What you need to know about federal taxes and your new businessTranscript:Hi I'm Ned and I'm a social media consultant. I started my company this year and I'm having a little difficulty keeping up with all this business recordkeeping. What is this...

IRS

What you need to know about Schedule C and other small business taxes and tax formsTranscript:Hi, I'm Beth. I just opened an antique shop, and, while I love owning my own business, I'm finding out that figuring out what business taxes I have to pay...

IRS

How to file and pay your taxes electronically TranscriptHi, I'm Doug, and I have my own business fixing computers. Even though I fix other people's computers for a living, bank online, and do a lot of online shopping, I've never filed or paid my...

IRS

What you need to know when you run your business out of your homeTranscript:Hello, and welcome to What You Need to Know When You Run Your Business out of Your Home. In this lesson, we'll provide information on calculating and claiming the deduction...

IRS

How to set up a retirement plan for yourself and your employeesTranscript:Retirement plans? I just started my business. Why do I need to start thinking about a retirement plan? I already have too many things to think about, Braces, summer camp,...

IRS

What you need to know about federal taxes when hiring employees or contractorsTranscriptHi, I'm Janene. I've just started my own real estate company, and I have six people working for me. Some of them work in the office, performing administrative...

IRS

How to manage payroll so you withhold the correct amount from employeesTranscript:Hi, I'm Janene. I've started my real estate business, and I'm sure it's going be a success. In the last lesson, I learned about the differences between employees and...

IRS

How to make tax deposits and file a return to report your payroll taxes. Transcript:Hi, I'm Janene. My real estate business is doing well, and I've been learning a lot from these lessons. So far, I've learned about the differences between employees...

IRS

Hiring people who live in the U.S. but who aren't U.S. citizens Transcript:Hi, I'm Tuyet. I own a restaurant where I serve food from all over the world. I also employ people from all over the world- chefs, assistants, wait staff, and maitre-de's. I...

IRS

Learn the benefits and correct procedures for having a notice of federal tax lien withdrawn. Covers the application process, necessary forms and tips on how to prepare and file them.Transcript:TAMARA: Hi. I'm Tamara. Welcome to our program about...

IRS

Important facts about maintaining your plan to keep it in compliance. Easy ways to fix mistakes to protect your retirement.Transcript: MAN: I adopted a retirement plan for a lot of reasons. I want to attract and keep the kinds of employees that I...

IRS

Discussed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and recently released related guidance. Transcript:

SBA

You have a great product or service, but who are your customers and how can you reach them? This course will give you an overview of how to identify your customer and how to market to them.

SBA

This course is about market research. Specifically, understanding and using market research to find qualified small business vendors. See the Government Contracting Classroom for more information.

SBA

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of marketing. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are interested in reaching a broader customer base.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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

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.  

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...

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...

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.

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...

IRS

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

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

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

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...

SBA

Three part series about the 8(a) Business Development 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

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.

SBA

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

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...

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...

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

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...

SBA

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

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

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...

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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,...

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.

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

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

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

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 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 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...

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