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Too often, interactions with the government are burdensome and frustrating. From seeking
out financing opportunities to learning about the latest regulations affecting them,
hard-working businesses are spending too much time navigating the federal
On October 28, 2011, the President issued a challenge to government agencies to think
beyond their organizational boundaries in the best interest of serving America's business
community, and start thinking and acting more like the businesses they serve. He directed
the creation of BusinessUSA, a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for
businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.
BusinessUSA implements a "no wrong door" approach for small businesses and exporters
by using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant
to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center,
or office they go to for help. Looking forward, the more federal agencies continue to add
resources to BusinessUSA to encompass the full range of business programs and services,
the more we will be able to reduce the confusing array of websites that exist today. To ensure
that it is oriented towards the needs of the customer, BusinessUSA will be designed, tested,
and built with the active feedback of U.S. businesses. This is where you come in.
The beta version of the Business.USA.gov web site is just the first step. In coming weeks and
months, guided by your feedback, we will be adding new features and content, and opening
new channels of communication to the BusinessUSA network such as call centers, email and
social media. We will also seek to integrate state and local governments, as well as related
private sector partners. This will help us better deliver the information you need on your own
To strengthen America's competitiveness in the global economy, businesses will need to be
equipped with the best tools and information available to support innovation and job growth in
the 21st century. BusinessUSA is your front door to all the government has to offer. Help us
make sure it continues to evolve and grow to meet your needs. Sign up for email alerts so you
can be the first to find out about changes to BusinessUSA, and use feedback features on the
website to let us know what you think. BusinessUSA is designed by businesses, for businesses.
Take ownership today.
A product of collective thoughts and inputs from the following agencies who have pledged their commitment to making this site a one-stop shop for everything related to business in the USA