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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.

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

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.

GSA

GSA Schedules Utilization of Small Business Webinar

IRS

Learn about changes you must make to your plan (Notice 2015-84); if your plan can apply for determination letter during the third cycle A; and IRS resources to help you amend your plan.

IRS

Learn about who may submit during the second Cycle E; what you must include with your application; how we will process your application; what are the new reference lists; what changes you must make to your plan (Notice 2014-77 - 2014 Cumulative List...

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

Find out from IRS experts which expenses are deductible, and which are not, in a home office.

IRS

Find out what kinds of deductions are allowable for your home office and what’s not by watching this video.

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

In this short video, small business owners will learn how to sell their products or services to the Federal Government.

SBA

Interested in starting a business plan? Developing and maintaining 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 started with our step-by-step...

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

This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

SBA

This video explains advanced concepts of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

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 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 around the world. It uses social media to inform its...

IRS

Identity theft and phishing scams are a growing problem that have tax implications for individual taxpayers and businesses. The IRS Privacy Office has information on how to identify scammers and help protect sensitive information and prevent losses.

IRS

Learn how IRAs can help to increase the money available for you at retirement by sheltering your savings from taxes.

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.

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 self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one. Topics include defining franchising, pros and cons of owning a franchise, and how to...

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

Learn about Internal Revenue Code Section 6056; who is required to report; what elements are required to be reported; and how to complete the form.

IRS

"Learn about Internal Revenue Code Section 6055; who is required to report; what elements are required to be reported; and how to complete the form. **Note: This recorded presentation erroneously states the threshold for the requirement to...

IRS

The IRS Disaster Relief Program coordinates the granting of administrative tax relief to taxpayers and tax professionals affected by federally-declared disasters.

SBA

Learn from IRS experts about free resources available to every small business owner.

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

Lesson 1 - What you need to know about federal taxes and your new business

IRS

Lesson 2 - What you need to know about Schedule C and other small business taxes and tax forms.

IRS

Lesson 3 - How to file and pay your taxes electronically

IRS

Lesson 4 - What you need to know when you run your business out of your home.

IRS

Lesson 5 - How to set up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees

IRS

Lesson 6 - What you need to know about federal taxes when hiring employees or contractors

IRS

Lesson 7 - How to manage payroll so you withhold the correct amount from employees

IRS

Lesson 8 - How to make tax deposits and file a return to report your payroll taxes

IRS

Lesson 9 - Hiring people who live in the U.S. but who aren't U.S. citizens

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.

IRS

Important facts about maintaining your plan to keep it in compliance. Easy ways to fix mistakes to protect your retirement.

IRS

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

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.

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.

IRS

This video explains to money services business market segment how an effective anti-money laundering, or AML, program can assist in complying with the Bank Secrecy Act, also known as the BSA.

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.

IRS

Everything you need to know about accessing the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center is in this video containing screen shots and helpful navigational tools and tips.

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

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.

IRS

Notices from the IRS

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, Offers in Compromise and more.

IRS

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers to correctly determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors. Generally, employers must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay...

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.

SBA

This course is an introduction to the 8(a) Business Development Program and eligibility requirements.

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.

IRS

Worker classification determinations are made on a case-by-case basis that depend on the specific facts and circumstances.

IRS

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

IRS

Learn about Internal Revenue Code Sections 414(s) & 415 compensation; identifying which definition may be used for each plan purpose; common plan failures involving compensation.

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.

SBA

Learn from IRS experts about the best way to keep records for tax purposes.

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.

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.

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

Learn how to report Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts on the FBAR on Form 114 using mandatory e-filing.

IRS

This video is for employees in industries who may receive tips as part of their income.

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.

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

Learn about taking a distribution from a retirement or IRA-based plan; new plan distribution rule that allows you to direct pre and post-tax amounts to multiple destinations; 2015 one rollover per year rule for IRAs; exceptions to the additional 10...

IRS

Learn about; the latest retirement plan trending topics; myRA; IRA tax-free rollovers; Windsor Supreme Court Ruling; invalid Social Security numbers; Form 5500-EZ filing pitfalls; and tips for self-employed plan sponsors.

IRS

Learn about what type of plans can make loans to participants; what are the conditions a plan must follow to make loans; what are the required terms of a plan loan; how plan loans may be taxable under IRC Section 72(p); when plan loans violate the...

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.

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 self-paced training exercise will give you 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

This 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.

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