Business Types & Industries

Are you thinking of starting a business out of your home? Are you currently running a restaurant, a clothing store or something else entirely? Are you working on a new high growth startup? Are you a woman, veteran or minority entrepreneur? provides guides that are tailored to meet the needs of specific audiences and business types. The following resources provide information that help specialized audiences start their own businesses.

Business Types

Federal, state and local government operate a number of programs that assist startups, micro businesses, as well as under served, disadvantaged groups:


Government agencies regulate and support the creation and growth of wide range of small business, from home-based bakeries to high-tech manufacturing.  These industry guides help business owners understand their regulatory requirements as well as government programs aimed at supporting their growth and success.