Many other federal resources are available to advance businesses by providing support, information, and financial assistance.

  • Find resources and business opportunities through the Small Business Administration. Specific resources include the Small Business Training Network, which provides free training courses, workshops, and knowledge resources designed to assist entrepreneurs and other students of enterprise. Find a local branch and check out more information about Small Business Development Centers.
  • Small and mid-sized U.S manufacturers seeking help to create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money will find benefit working with Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs). Manufacturers work with MEP Centers to develop new products and customers, expand and diversify markets, adopt new technology, and enhance value within supply chains.
  • The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair trade and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting research with an overarching goal of "Helping the American Economy Grow." See:
  • The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor offers a variety of materials, including fact sheets, that detail how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to specific types of employment.
  • The International Trade Administration (ITA) works to improve the global business environment and help organizations compete at home and abroad. ITA partners with U.S industry, trade associations, and other entities to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. industry.