• Business Resources

Business Resources

NAICS/Demographics/Census Information

  • North American Classification System
  • Under "Business" section
  • www.census.gov

Americans with Disabilities

  • Resources, services and information for persons with disabilities
  • www.ada.gov

Business Signage

Business USA

  • Comprehensive cooperative federal internet site relating to small businesses.
  • business.usa.gov

Federal Grant Information

Center for Industrial Research and Service

  • Can bring firms into contact with individuals, organizations, and agencies that can provide solutions in a wide range of problem areas.
  • www.ciras.iastate.edu

Copyright Information

Dubuque County Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program

  • The Dubuque County Attorney's Bad Check Restitution Program is designed to aid local merchants who have been victimized by bad check losses. The goal is to increase the accountability of bad check writers and to recover the losses for the business without increasing the administrative burden on the court system.
  • http://www.checkprogram.com/staticwebsites/dubuque/county

Employers/Tax/Wage Information

Federal Trade Commission

  • Provides information on mail-order and telemarketing
  • www.ftc.gov

Internal Revenue Service

  • Federal tax information. Forms for TIN (Tax Identification Number) or EIN (Employers Identification Number).
  • www.irs.gov

Iowa Business License Information

Iowa Business Network

Iowa Department of Economic Development

Iowa Department of Revenue

Iowa Profiles

Iowa Secretary of State

  • Offers state information on corporations, non-profits, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and trademark
  • sos.iowa.gov

Iowa Trends

Iowa Workforce Development

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Small Business Association

  • Provides in-depth overview of the services and the assistance programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • www.sba.gov


  • Website where entrepreneurs can trade tips and "talk shop."
  • www.iowa.org

State of Iowa Home Page

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Association

  • Gives federal information on exporting and international trade.
  • www.ita.doc.gov

U.S. Patents and Trademarks


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