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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.

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.

IRS

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

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Learn the benefits and correct procedures for having a notice of federal tax lien withdrawn.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

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

IRS

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

IRS

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

IRS

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

IRS

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

IRS

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

IRS

Lesson 3 - How to file and pay your taxes electronically

IRS

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

IRS

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

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

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

IRS

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

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

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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

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

SBA

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

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

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

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.

SBA

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

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.

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 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.

GSA

GSA Schedules Utilization of Small Business Webinar

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

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.

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.

USPTO

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

IRS

The presentation will provide helpful information that assists employers in meeting their employment tax responsibilities. The prominent employment tax topics being covered are based on comments often receive from the public. Those issues are:...

IRS

This brief video explains the reduction in the FUTA credit rate for employers in states that have outstanding loans to the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund.

SBA

Fuego 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 feedback from its customers for improvement. Even its name was decided on...

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Tariff Tool; Tariff Rates; Staging Basket; Base Rates; and Research potential new markets.

IRS

Five common errors when filing Form 5500 and Form 5558.

IRS

Learn about correcting errors found during an Employee Plans examination through an Audit Closing Agreement (Audit CAP).

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...

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.

IRS

Benefits of the Fast Track Settlement program.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Letter of Credit; Commercial Invoice; Processing the Bill of Lading; and Finding a Freight Forwarder.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Pro Forma Invoice; Help you Ship Economically; Help you Ship Safely; Ship in Compliance with U.S. export laws; and International Transportation Department.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Where do I find the Commerce Control list?; Do I need a license to export my goods?; How to Reference the ECCN; and Designation of EAR99.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Industry and product commodity classification; Identify top markets; Analyze time series data; Obtain values and growth rates; and 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 topics: What is a Free Trade Zone?; Types of Foreign Trade Zones; Foreign Trade Zone Reporting Requirements; and Foreign Trade Zone Filing Benefits.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Screening Your Transactions; No License Required (NLR) Rules; Lists to Check Before Exporting; and Red Flags.

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Does my product have an ECCN?; Where do I find my ECCN?; What is the ECCN used for?; and What does EAR99 mean?

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: Shipping to Embargoed Countries; Shipping to Sanctioned Countries; Special controls; and Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC).

Census Bureau

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

Census Bureau

This training addresses the following topics: What is a Harmonized Code?; and How to find a Schedule B Classification number?

Census Bureau

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

SBA

This short video describes SBA’s Export Express Program, a loan program designed to help small businesses achieve exporting success.

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

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

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.

IRS

Learn about processing changes for determination letters; new pre-approved plans (ESOPs and cash balance); Form 5500 Permanent Late Filer program; and other updates.

IRS

Learn about who we are and what we do; why a compliance check is different from an audit; how to respond to a compliance check letter; and what we’ve done – accomplishments and results.

IRS

Discussed Revenue Procedure 2013-12 and the various changes to the IRS correction programs.

IRS

Learn about Examination program priorities for the new fiscal year; Form 5500 Series return errors and how to avoid them; recurring errors found in 401(k), 403(b), large case, and multi-employer plans; hot topics and issues in Employee Plans today;...

IRS

Employee or Independent Contractor?

IRS

Learn about low-cost retirement plans; low-maintenance alternatives to traditional 401(k)s; points to consider in choosing a plan for your business; and resources for setting up and operating your plan, and avoiding plan mistakes.

GSA

In this session on “Doing Business with GSA”, "Responding to Sustainable Acquisition Requirements" we will define Sustainability, discuss GSA drivers and goals, learn about current green requirements, learn how small businesses can be the solution,...

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