Small Business Resource Center

ReferenceUSA – The leading source for business and residential data in the United States.

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center – The mission of the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge needed to make smart decisions and prosper.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council – A forum for the exchange of ideas and information to grow business through education, sharing of experience and solutions, networking and connections, and recognition.

Lehigh Valley’s Business Cycle – LVBC is The Morning Call’s digital news service, provides daily updates on Lehigh Valley business news.

Lehigh Valley Business – Lehigh Valley Business is the source for business news throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley providing in-depth information and advice that is pertinent to the business executive.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania – Community FactFinder – Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.

Bethlehem PA Health Bureau – A listing of plans and resources for the City of Bethlehem’s Health Bureau

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center – The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

Business USA.gov – Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.

Federal Forms and Information

Small Business Administration – Business Licenses and Permits

Small Business Administration (SBA) Grants

Apply for Employer Identification Numbers. (EIN) Form SS-4

Form I-9 -Employment Eligibility Verification Form

U.S. e-Laws First Step Employment Law Advisor: Helps employers determine which D.O.L laws may apply to their business.

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Forms

U.S. Trademark Electronic Application System

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Basics

Patent Forms and applications – U.S. Patent Office

Getting started with patents – FAQs, guides, and instructions about patents.

Other

Express-Times newspaper – Local newspaper covering the Lehigh Valley.

Morning Call newspaper– Local newspaper covering the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

Public Agenda Online– Political and social issues as expressed through public opinion polls.

League of Women Voters: Nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government