For the first time ever, there’s a single website that small business owners can turn to for federal compliance information. At the recently re-launched Business.gov you can search for compliance news, information and federal forms from nearly 100 government websites, and compile government compliance contact information from throughout the federal government. With compliance demands on small businesses growing over the past decade, business owners are overwhelmed.
If you’ve done much business with the Federal government, you know how expensive it can be just to stay in compliance. The average small business owner spends $7,647 per employee staying in compliance with government regulations, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. That’s 45% more per employee than larger firms. And small businesses make up more than 99.7% of all U.S. employers, and create more than 65% of America’s net new jobs.
Here’s how the website can help you:
- Save time and money by investing less effort searching for compliance information, forms and contacts.
- Search by keyword, industry and topic specific references.
- Get helpful information on starting, managing, growing and exiting a business from the US Small Business Administration in partnership with 21 additional government agencies.
Business.gov can help your small business stay in compliance and stay in business with a one-stop place for compliance information from federal agencies ranging from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Department of Labor.