Spencer County facts: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21215.html

RESOURCES FOR BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS:

www.spencermagnet.com
Spencer County & Taylorsville's local newspaper.

www.myownbusiness.org
My Own Business Inc., a non-profit based in Los Angeles, offers a  free online business course for new and establish entrepreneurs in conjunction with the SBA and other partners. 

www.shrm.org
The Society for Human Resource Management might have a chapter in your area that can recommend a human resource consultant, or check the online SHRM Consultants Forum Referral Directory.


GOVERNMENT SITES:

www.sba.gov
The U.S. Small Business Administration is a government Institution designed to protect and promote the interests of small businesses.  This site contains general information about starting  a small business, as well as information about financing options available through the SBA.  Also under this site you can find information about the SBA’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program and many more resources for your business needs.

www.score.org
A division of the SBA, SCORE is a nationwide network of seasoned business professionals that provides business counseling as well as up-to-date information on current business trends.  SCORE chapter are located across the country.

www.onlinewbc.gov
This site is the online arm of the SBA’s Office of Women Business Ownership (OWBO). The OWBO promotes the growth of women-owned businesses by providing educational programs and access to credit and capital.  There is an OWBO representative in every SBA district office, and they OWBO has a nationwide network of mentoring roundtables and women’s business centers in nearly every state.

www.businesslaw.gov
BusinessLaw.gov provides legal and regulatory information for small businesses through attorneys for the SBA and other federal organizations.

www.uspto.gov
Learn about patent application procedures, the difference between a copyright, trademark and patent, and more at the site of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

www.census.gov
The U.S. census Bureau provides national statistics about business owners, employment, and foreign and domestic trade, as well as recent information about the country’s economic status.

www.dol.gov
The U.S. Department of Labor is in charge of enforcing labor laws pertaining to workers’ right, minimum wage, overtime pay, employment discrimination and unemployment insurance.

www.bls.gov
This is the site for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the main fact-finding agency of the federal government concerning labor economics and employment statistics.

www.irs.gov
Learn details about starting a business, such as selecting a business structure, applying for an Employer Identification Number, and selecting an accounting method, at the home site for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  You can also download tax forms and instructions for using them.