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For more information about how to recognize spam calls, please reference the IRS site about recognizing these imposter calls: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

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Government Incentives, Tax Credits, and Assistance

You may be surprised how much the public workforce system has to offer businesses, whether they are hiring new workers, are looking to diversify their workforce, are opening new locations, or are experiencing downsizing and layoffs. One Stop Career Centers have business services teams dedicated to understanding your needs and helping you to find the resources you need.

The following links can also help you learn about important resources that may help your business to succeed:

 Small Business Assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor is particularly sensitive to the needs of small businesses and provides a number of resources to help you plan for future events and meet your workforce needs.

Visit www.careeronestop.org/BUSINESS/BusinessCenterHome.asp for information on a host of issues many small businesses face, including:

  • Human Resources
  • Workplace Issues
  • Safety
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development
  • Home Office Businesses
  • Financial Planning
  • Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
  • Taxes
  • Information Technology Concerns

You should also consider opportunities provided through the Small Business Administration, at www.sba.gov. Specific resources include the Small Business Training Network, at www.sba.gov/training, which provides free training courses, workshops, and knowledge resources designed to assist entrepreneurs and other students of enterprise. In addition, you can find out about Small Business Development Centers and locate a local branch at www.sba.gov/sbdc/.

If your business is located near a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), you may qualify for the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses. To find out more and see if you might qualify, visit https://eweb1.sba.gov/hubzone/internet/.