Tools for Business
Tools for Business is a customized business information hub with:
10,000+ localized links
Answers to 500+ questions
Online chat support
Multilingual support: 900+ resources in 33 languages
Here are some questions answered within the Tools:
Hours-of-Service Regulations fr the trucking industry
How can a One Stop Career Center help my business?
How to use Sketch.io for social media
Can you summarize all the requirements I have as a partnership?
What is the SBA Mentor Protégé program?
I am looking for templates for restaurant management
What are 1099D forms and do I need them?
I need a new employee orientation checklist
What is an NAICs code?
How do I get certified as a woman-owned business?
I need my state's withholding charts
How can my products be certified as Organic?
How can I implement a drug-free workplace?
I need the best practices to stay out of debt
If I sell food, do I have to label it?
I need safety resources for logging
IRS withholding charts
What is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?
I want to buy carbon offsets. How do I do that?
When does the IRS consider me to be an employer?
How can I sell my food product?
Where can I get export credit insurance?
I want a workplace program to address domestic violence
What is a B Corporation?
How can the National Compliance Assistance Centers help my business?
Is there a sample Contract for Services for Independent Contractors?
Is there a checklist for restaurant crime vulnerability?
How can I reduce distractions and stress?
Can someone help me with environmental compliance?
Does Department of Transportation give priority to veteran owned businesses?
Fat, Oil, and Grease requirements for restaurants
What are retail best practices?
What is a topic cluster in internet marketing?
Are there safety resources specifically for agriculture?
Are there any loan programs for my business?
How can I calculate payroll taxes?
I need a food safety template in agriculture
I want to implement a Drug-Free Workplace
I want to start a winery and am looking for information
If I sell firearms, what licenses do I need?
Managing Storm Water Runoff
I need a cyber security policy and planning guide
I want to reduce losses in my restaurant
Can I deduct my home office?
What is Six Sigma certification?
What is Use Tax?
Information about federal work visa programs
Do I need a sign permit?
What does guaranteeing a loan mean?
What are the first steps in getting back to business after a disaster?
I want to know about California Seismic Safey Loan Program
How can I sell to the federal government?
Are small business classes offered at local community colleges?
How can US Census Business Builder help my business?
Is there business recycling in my area?
Does California have any financing for manufacturers?
Is there new hire reporting for independent contractors?
Is there business support for artists in my area?
Can you summarize all the requirements I have as an S Corporation?
I want to sell disaster supplies t the American Red Cross
I need to train my employees on security awareness
How can my business plan for a disaster?
What forms do I need to start an LLC?
Sales tax rates are confusing - how does it work?
Is there a free halp to help me keep track of things?
Can someone help me implement lean manufacturing?
I need to figure out ownership. Is there a simulation tool?
What is certified payroll?
I am looking for tips when buying a franchise
Online MSHA training
How do you do a trademark?
Can I promote my business with the local visitors bureau?
How do I get a sellers permit?
How do I create a strategic plan?
Do I need a home occupation permit?
What is a DUNS number and why do I need one?
Commercial Fishing - how to manage finances
How is tip income reported?
How can I find federal sub-contracting opportunities?
Where can I get loans to fund my exports?
What industrial or commercial sites are available in my area?
What are key performance indicators for retail businesses?
How can I use technology to improve my cash flow?
I need to train my employees on emergency evacuation
How can I send marketing material through the US Mail?
What disaster assistance is available for agriculture?
What is California's Parental Bonding Leave?
I need to train for soft skills in the health industry
How do I register my business to sell to the state?
What I e-Verify?
Do I need an alarm permit?
What is a Schedule K-1?
Marketing manual for fishermen
Where can I get free training on exporting?
Am I required to have workers compensation?
How do I get a liquor license?
I want to prevent a cyber attack on my business
What is an S Corporation election?
Are there food labeling exemptions for small business?
I want to train my employees on using forklifts safely
Are there any energy rebates in my area?
What are the elements of Business Insurance?
What are MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets?
Are there any Beginning Farmer programs in my state?
Tell me about loans if I bid on a federal transportation project
What EPA regulations does my construction company need to follow?
Where can I post jobs or find local workers?
Choosing a retirement plan for your small business
What is the Harmonized Tariff system?
Where local foreign trade zones?
Are there any Angel Investment groups in my area?
How to set up an inventory management system
What desk exercises can keep my employees alert?alert
What special loan programs are available in my area?
What quarterly forms do I need to file for sales tax?
What is new hire reporting?
How should I investigate a sexual harassment complaint?
I need compliance help as a small food manufacturer
Do I need a food permit?
What is the best business entity for me?
Should I be an S or a C corporation?
Am I required to provide breaks to my employees?
What California cities have higher minimum wage rates?
What taxes do I have to withhold from my employees?
What are Schedule B classification codes?
What is the Section 179 tax deduction?
I am looking for business simulation games for training
Why is employee feedback important?
What assistance is there for Native American businesses?
What annual forms do I have to file for the federal government?
I want to know about how to use KickStarter to fund my business
What interview questions are illegal to ask?
How do you do a copyright?
What to consider before using your home equity or savings to fund your business?
What is the AIDA Marketing Strategy?
Do I have to have a business license?
What are Articles of Incorporation?
Who do I notify if there is graffiti?
I need a sample employee handbook
Is there legal help for exporters?
I want to do 360 surveys. Are the sample surveys?
Where can I find labor and economic information for my area?
I need help estimating my cash flow
Is there lean performance training?
What is SAM?
I'm looking for a loan repayment calculator
How can I get free OSHA compliance help?
What is the Google Search Console?
Is there an emergency alert notification system in my community?
What posters do I need for my employees?
How do I handle Marijuana in the Workplace?
What is a PTAC - and how can it help my business?
Are there any loans for businesses in rural areas?
What is DBE certification?
I need a tool to create a job description
How do I get certified as a small or minority owned business?
What is a Voluntary Environmental Management System Iso 14001
Where can I get withholding allowance forms
What are best practices in construction?
What is business interruption insurance?
What is the Employer's Model Return to Work program?
I'm looking for sample forms for debt colleciton
I want to become a food entrepreneur and need resources
What loans are available for industrial or commercial buildings?
What is a resellers certificate?
What is the difference between cash and accural accounting?
What forms do I need to start a corporation?
How can I learn how to sell?
What assistance can I get if I am relocating my business?
I need an emergency action plan for my restaurant
If I sell tobacco, what licensees do I need?
How can I sell to my state?
How can I use Reference USA from the library to find contacts?
Commercial fishing - financial statements and business calculations
I want basic entrepreneurial training
Can you explain the 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction?
How is federal unemployment tax handled?
HAZMat Transportation regulations
Help me compare a USDA and an SBA loan
Is there bad check restitution help in my area?
I want to know how to sell when my product in not unique
Where can I get 1-on-1 export assistance?
What is the H2Otel Water Challenge
What quarterly forms do I need to file for income tax I've withheld?
National Agricultural Center sponsored by the EPA
Is your commercial truck or van regulated by the DOT?
What training resources are there for IRS requirements?
After a cyber attack, I need to know what to do
Can you summarize all the requirements I have as an LLC?
How can I use my balance sheet and income statement to evaluate my business?
OSHA safety information for the trucking industry
What are the dangers of forming a partnership?
Fire Evacuation Planning
I need Hate Violence Protection information for my California employees
I need training resources for soft (people) skills
What quarterly forms do I need to file for unemployment insurance?
How do I issue stock?
What forms to I have to file with the Secretary of State?
What are the top warnings for scams?
I want to provide my truck drivers with Ergonomics information
I want to know the top markets for exporting
What is the Food Safety Modernization Act and how do I comply?
Resources for Foodworker Illness Awareness
Is there food certification training in my area?
Pollution Prevention for Biotech Labs
I need a fixed asset tracking worksheet
Is there a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool
What forms do I need to register as an employer?
Are there time management resources to improve my organization?
I am looking for soft skills training in spanish
I need to train my late-night workers in safety
How can I get my brochures in the California Welcome Centers?
What are the different SSL certificates and why do I need them?
Are there SHA safety publications for my industry?
What is the World Trade Council?
What are federal debt collection rules?
How can I build my business credit?
What employers should NOT do to respond to the Zika virus
Please explain the basics of marketing in business?
I want training on how to sell to the government
Are there buy-local programs in your area
How can I participate in Adopt the Road programs?
How do I include employees with disabilities in my evacuation plans?
I want a mentor from SCORE
I am hiring a veteran. Are there any tax credits?
Can you negotiate a credit card interest rate?
What are 1099M forms?
I want to train my food workers in emergency readiness
Are there any disadvantaged business certification programs in my city or state?
Are there energy best practices for industry?
What is the Baldrige National Quality Program?
What are basic business tax deductions?
What should I pay my employees?
I'm a small retailer and need a marketing checklist
What Human Trafficking posters are required in California?
How do I get a business reply envelope?
What is the Rapid Response Service?
I need injury prevention resources for the wood products industry
I want to sell Benefits so I can avoid price discounts
Mine rescue instruction
What are Articles of Organization?
What resources are there for agritourism?
Are there any façade improvement programs in my area?
Can I be reimbursed for training employees?
What is the minimum wage?
How can you monitor your business and industry on the web?
What forms to I have to file quarterly to the state?
What is Amazon Brand Registry?
Does my business have to check the Do Not Call Registry before making outbound calls?
Do I have to pay estimated income tax?
What is the Amazon Gift Card Scam?
I need 1-on-1 help with my agricultural business
What 1-on-1 business assistance is available in my area?
What is DE542 in California?
How do you set up a blog?
What do I do if there is an active shooter?
Tell me about Buy California
How can the Better Business Bureau help my company?
Is there state disability insurance for employees and/or business owners?
What do I have to do for an annual shareholders meeting?
Is there a tool to evaluate my business water footprint?
How do I reserve a company name?
Tell me about the free bonding for hiring at-risk employees
Fire Safety for Hotels/Mdels
I'm looking for hazard checklists in the hospitality industry
I need 1-on-1 help finding bid opportunities with government
How do I file W-2s?
What forms do I use to pay myself?
How can I find an SBA lender?
What is a HUB zone and where is the nearest one to me?
How does the IRS classify employees versus independent contractors?
What are the skills and talents required for entrepreneurship?
How is money handled when exporting or importing?
Are there any SBA loans for international trade?
Is there a state Market Maker for agricultural markets?
How do I set up my computers to minimize repetitive stress?
What forms do I have to file quarterly to the federal government?
What are the best practices for restaurant success?
What is ISO 9000 Certification?
How do I comply with FDA requirements?
What is a utility patent?
What is the Gold Key Matching Service?
I need workplace violence prevention training materials
I want to develop a violence prevention program
15-minute presentation template to angel investors
What EPA regulations does my health care business need to follow?
How can I sell to my city?
How can I use technology to boost my business?
Are there business plan tools for the fishing industry?
How can my business use HashTags?
What type of business signage improve my profits?
What customized training is offered by my local community college?
How can I use ergonomics to reduce worker injuries?
How can I sell to my county?
How do I comply with the Menu Labeling Act?
Is there a disaster readiness assessment?
What are California debt collection rules?
I want to improve teen worker safety in my restaurant
What do I need to know before doing an employment background check?
How can I license technology developed by local universities?
How can I make sense of my financial statements?
Is there any sexual harassment training for my supervisors?
I am looking to prevent Medical Identity Theft
Is there entrpreneurial training in my area?
What are the smoking regulations for businesses?
How to choose a credit card
10 things employers do to get sued
Does my business need flood insurance?
What is a pass-thru entity?
Where can I get free market surveys on global demand for my products?
How can I protect my property from disaster?
What are Bylaws?
Is there unemployment insurance for my employees or me after a disaster?
What is the cost of Substance Abuse in my business?
What to do to get a good business credit score?
I'm looking for sexual harassment resources
How do I respond to the Opioid crisis and still comply with ADA?
How can I calculate my air pollution emissions?
What forms do I need to register my business name?
I want to avoid being used for giving a reference
Where can I get business mentoring?
Is there a tool to analyze my business carbon footprint?
Can you summarize all the requirements I have as an employer?
What are the 5 most common scams against small business?
I am looking for tips on how to selling disaster claims
What is the difference between a strategic plan, a business plan and an operational plan?
What are FLSA regulations?
What is social security self-employment tax?
What is Ban the Box?
Can I be reimbursed for back-to-work modifications?
Are their guides on starting a restaurant?
Tell me about SBA disaster loans and the required documents
Find out where your customers, competitors and suppliers are using SizeUp
Do any organizations help businesses "go green"?
What annual forms do I have to file for the state?
I want to support veteran businesses with StreetShares
What resources are there to manage my farm?
Are there any training programs for loggers?
Is there any support if imports are wiping out my business?
How can the Chamber of Commerce help my business?
Where can I find pollution prevention assistance?
Where can I find sample business plans
What business databases does my local library have?
Are there sample Written Workplace Safety Programs?
What are the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur?
Are there resources on Work-Life Balance for business owners?
What are the top 10 green practices for restaurants?
Ergonomics for the mining industry
I need a customer survey tool
When are all these forms due?
What is country of origin marking?
How do you get certified as a green business?
Is there any entrepreneurship training for veterans?
How can I prevent fraud in my business
What is Work Sharing and how do I implement it?
Why should I do a business plan?
How can I use ergonomics in my hospitality business?
What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee?
What are cottage food regulations?
Are there resources for women entrepreneurs in my state?
What do I have to do before getting a business loan?
I want to sell to FEMA
Are you a second stage business?
What is an Operating Agreement?
Can you summarize all the requirements I have as a sole proprietor?
I need to train my managers on handline distressed employees
I need resources to handle the Prescription Drug epidemic
Where are tax withholding charts?
What do I have to do to comply with ADA?
How do you add a "Share" button?
What employer taxes am I responsible for?
How can I Adopt an Attitude of You for my business?
I want to know about crowdfunding
SWOT analysis: Streng Weakness Opportunities and Threats
How do I label my product with a UPC barcode?
What is the OSHA Injury and Illness log?
Tools for Business is available
as a standalone website
or integrated within our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem apps.
for Chambers of Commerce
for Communities & EDCs (under construction)
Apps include tools for:
Information - Connection - Resilience - Support
We help Local Businesses with:
Here are some topics:
Select to view
2018 Tax Changes: How will you be affected?
3 Scams to Avoid on Amazon
5 Dangerous Myths about Independent Contractors
5 Most Common Scams targeting Small Business
85% of success depends on a few skills
Active Shooter Response Training
Adopting an Attitude of YOU
Are you fluent in AIDA?
Being a Successful Teammember
Building your Team: Know thyself - Understand Others
Burning yourself Out?
Comparing Business Credit Cards
Controlling the Sales Cycle
Create an Employee Handbook
Creating an Inclusive, Safe Space
Cyber Security Awareness
Disaster Planning: Set Employee Expectations
Do a year-end review of your business!
Do's and Don'ts of Debt Collecting
Employee References: What can You Say?
From Problem to Profit
Handling Distressed Employees
Hash Tags can be your Business' Best Friend
Have you Clustered?
Hidden Risks for Employers in the new Tax Law
HR Flexibility: Telework
Independent Contractor rules have changed
Keeping Track of your Stuff
Leading and Coaching your Retail Team
Lower your Distractions and Stress at Work
Marijuana in the Workplace
Marketing to the US Government
New for 2018
New Hire Compliance Help for you!
New I-9 hiring form
Opioid Epidemic: What Employers Should Do
OSHA Heat Safety App
OSHA Safety, Accident and Recordkeeping Tools
Outside employees? No energy drinks or caffeine in summer
Performance Preview: A Better Approach
Point of Sale Training for Employees
Powerful Words for Motivation
Protect your most valuable asset: YOU!
Safety Resources for non-English speaking employees
Sales Tax for Online Transactions is Changing
Sample Emergency Food Plan for Restaurants
Scam Alert Center
Selling to Disaster Stricken Areas
Set up a Business Watch
Sexual Harassment at your Business
Six Sigma for Small Business
Social Media for Businesses Pressed for Time
Social Media Posting made easy with Sketch.io
Summer's over: What did you miss?
Team Effectiveness Survey
What a Deal! Section 179 Tax Deduction
What are you Selling Anyway?
What's your Signage?
Why True Cost Really Matters
Workplace Violence Prevention
You need an S: Website security
Your pen and paper choice can cost you $Thousands
Let's Start Today!
866.429.1527 (West Coast)