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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...

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.

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

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.

IRS

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

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

Learn the benefits and correct procedures for having a notice of federal tax lien withdrawn.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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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...

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.

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

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

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,...

USPTO

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

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.

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

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 is designed to provide an overview of accounting.

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.

USPTO

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

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...

IRS

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

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...

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...

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

IRS

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

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.

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.

GSA

GSA Schedules Utilization of Small Business Webinar

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.

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

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...

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...

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,...

Census Bureau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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 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.

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...

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

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...

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: 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: Industry and product commodity classification. Identify top markets. Analyze time series data. Obtain values and growth rates. Other advanced report options.

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: What is a Foreign Trade Zone? Types of Foreign Trade Zones. Foreign Trade Zone Reporting Requirements. Foreign Trade Zone Filing Benefits.

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 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: 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 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: 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: Increase Global Sales. Find Emerging Markets for your Products. Monitor Foreign Competition.

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

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

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...

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...

IRS

Communicating updated ESOP information.

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...

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

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

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’...

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

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

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