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Federal ID No. on line
Apply for Federal Employer Identification Number on line
Personal and business financial and tax news and related services.

Starting a Business Checklist

This detailed checklist from the US Small Business Administration may help when you commence business operations.

Banking Contacts

Larry Perfetto
California Bank & Trust
24012 Calle De La Plata
Suite 140
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Commercial Surety Bond Agency

Providing surety bonds for California contractors and real estate developers.

Legal Services

Carl Agren Attorney at Law
2600 Michelson
Suite 850
Irvine, CA 92612

Securities and Investments

David Nanson Senior Vice President - Investments
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
805 SW Broadway, Suite 2600
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 800-245-0900
AICPA - Capital News
AICPA Capital News: At this section of the AICPA home page you can keep abreast of Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory News.
USC Title 26: Searchable IRC Title 26 courtesy of Cornell University.
ABA Tax Section
Good links and info here at the site.
Search Engines
Accounting for Global Business
The Mining Company: Well advertised internet search engine that uses humans to help you find the information you're looking for. The claim to fame here: find information instead of searching for it. Let us know if you think its better than the automa
Government Information
U.S. Business Advisor
Billed as the one-stop electronic link to government for business, the U.S. Business Advisor is a collection of links to other government agencies. Topics include doing business with the government, international trade, finance, labor and employment,
U.S. Small Business Administration
No matter what stage your business is at, you will find a wealth of information here on starting, running and expanding. Get step-by-step information on launching a business, find out about SBA loan programs, take an online course or register your bu

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHAs pages provide a wealth of information related to the agencys workplace safety standards and regulations. You can search for OSHA regulatory rules, and delve into a number of other databases that include information such as recordkeeping guideli
Internal Revenue Service
Get the lowdown on current Federal tax regulations and other tax information at the Internal Revenue Services Web site, where you can also download tax forms and instructions. Its Small Business Corner offers advice on starting and operating your own
John Q. Public meets Uncle Sam at FedWorld. You will find a wealth of government and business information-everything from government standards to 17,000 trade-related documents and up-to-date analyses of major U.S. industries. Browse databases, downl
U.S. Department of Commerce
The depth and breadth of information at this site seems overwhelming, but its an incredible tool if you know what youre looking for. Its got links to the DOCs 14 bureaus, including the Patent and Trademark Office, the Bureau of Export Administration,
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. labor laws and related issues. 

U.S. Social Security Administration
Calculate estimated benefits, apply for benefits on line, get answers to social security questions.
California Secretary of State
Filing requirements for California business entities; search for business filings; form; e-file corporate statement of information.
California Franchise Tax Board
California individual and business tax issues; state income tax news; check refund or account balances; payment options.

California Employment Development Department

California labor laws and issues
California State Board of Equalization
California sales and use tax issues
Internet News Bureau
Get the word out to the media like a real pro. This fee-based service will write professional press releases for you-or tell you how to do it yourself-then distribute them to 1,300 journalists who subscribe to receive Web-related news tips.
In addition to comprehensive business coverage, the online version of Fortune offers Fortune & Your Company, a section geared to small businesses. You will find articles on taxes, marketing, management, technology, financing a business and more.

Inc. Online
The online version of this popular entrepreneurial magazine regularly offers articles of interest to small-business owners. The Virtual Consultant has searchable databases with information such as businesses up for sale, company profiles and demographics.


Every 15 minutes, NewsHub delivers headlines from leading news sources and offers links to the full stories. Scan a summary of all the latest happenings or choose from eight channels, including technical, financial and science.
Forbes Digital Tool
Read up on the latest business news, then check out the Starting Your Own Business articles in The Small-Business Center for ideas and advice. The sites Small-Business Forum discussion areas give you a chance to learn from-and teach-your peers.
Computers and Office Supplies
Office Depot
At this site, you can search the large inventory of office products, purchase them with a credit card or COD, and get free next-day delivery for orders over $50. As you shop, you can see the current total price of your purchases and shipping charges.

Great American Office Online

You can order discount office supplies and products quickly by entering a quantity directly in the search results list. The number of items in your shopping cart and their total cost are always displayed; at any time, you can remove items, change quantities or quickly add an item by catalog or model number.