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Buying and Selling with the Government

Become a Government Vendor—Register with the GSA Federal Supply Service in order to sell to the government.

Buy Federal Surplus—Browse government asset sales and auctions.

Buy from the General Services Administration—Products and services available from GSA stock or scheduled vendors.

Design a Business Savings Plan—Determine the best way for your business to save money.

Discover the U.S. Postal Service Business Products—The U.S. Postal Service offers services for businesses of all sizes.

Find Subcontracting Opportunities—Post and identify subcontracting opportunities for small businesses.

Invest in Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds—Research and invest in Treasury Bills and Notes directly from the government.

Join the Small Business Procurement Network—Pro-Net offers procurement information, marketing tools and more for small businesses.

Register with the Central Contractor Database—Online database that vendors populate and government procurement and finance systems use.

Sell to the Federal Government—Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet.

Certifications, Payments and Filings

Apply for HUBZone Certification—File a HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) application to sell to the government.

Calculate Commuter Choice Business Benefits—Provide valuable commuter benefits to your employees.

Complete Transportation Payments Online—Request transportation products and services and execute related transactions online.

Declare a Shipper’s Export Filing—Find information and applications for shipping and exporting from U.S. Customs.

Determine Your Business Size—Complete this online form to see if you qualify for small business assistance.

File with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

File with the Securities and Exchange Commission—Electronically file registration statements, periodic reports and other forms with the SEC.

Obtain a U.S. DOT Number Online—Register online with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Pay Employees’ Child Support Obligations—Enjoy lower costs and fewer errors with electronic child support payments.

Search for a Copyright—Online database of copyrights for books, music, periodicals, documents and more.

Identification Numbers

Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN)—Find forms online to file for an Employer Identification Number.

Register with the Federal Trade Commission—Request a registered identification number, update or search existing ID numbers.

Laws and Regulations

Adhere to State and Federal Compliance Regulations—Legal and regulatory resources for small businesses from the One-Stop Compliance Center.

Ask about Employment E-Laws—Interactive tools that provide information about federal employment laws.

Comment on Federal Rules—Submit your comments about proposed federal regulations online.

Consumer Product Safety Laws for Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors and Retailers—Review consumer safety regulations by product or by industry.

Monitor Rulemaking for Businesses—Track proposed regulations that impact businesses.


Apply for an Export License—Submit license applications, commodity classification requests and high performance computer notices.

Become a Licensed Marine Merchant—Access information about U.S. mariner licensing and documentation requirements.

File a NAFTA Certificate of Origin—Classify your export product and file a NAFTA Certificate of Origin.

File a Shippers Declaration—AESDirect is the U.S. Census Bureau’s free, web-based system for filing Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED).

Obtain a State Business License—New York State.

Obtain a U.S. DOT Number Online—Register online with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Social Security Services

Discover Social Security Services for Business—Access all Online Services for businesses from the Social Security Administration.

File Wage Reporting—File wage reports and verify employee information electronically.

Request a Social Security Statement—Transmit your request for a statement online.

Verify Employees’ Social Security Number—Verify employee Social Security Numbers for accurate W-2 wage reports.

Verify Social Security Benefits—Apply for a Benefit Verification Statement online.

Start-Up Tools

Begin with a Start-Up Kit—The Small Business Administration offers information and services to beginning entrepreneurs.

Discover Training Opportunities—Visit the Small Business Classroom to reach new markets and train in a digital environment.

Employer Tools—Post job openings, review resumes and explore wage and employment trends in different industries.

Find Online Business Counseling and Training—Take advantage of the many services offered by the Small Business Administration.

Service Corps of Retired Executives—SCORE offers small business counseling by e-mail or in person.

Small Business Development Centers, New York State—Locate a Small Business Development Center near you with this useful map.

Subscribe to Free Government E-mail Newsletters.

Subscribe to the Economic Indicators E-mail Newsletters.

Write a Business Plan—Comprehensive tutorial that outlines the elements of a successful business plan.


File Taxes Electronically—File your taxes online and learn about business tax information.

Order Employer Tax Forms—Order tax forms online with the Internal Revenue Service.

Pay Federal Taxes Online—Pay your federal business taxes electronically with this free service from the Treasury Department.

Report Tax and Wage Information—File tax and wage reports with the Social Security Administration.

Understand Business Tax Requirements—Tax rules, regulations, forms and products for your business from the Internal Revenue Service.