State and local regulations have the greatest impact on small businesses, yet these are often the most difficult to understand. In this section, you'll find step-by-step instructions for complying with state and local regulations when starting or running a small business.
In addition you'll find free and low-cost training programs, financial assistance, and tools to help you manage your business. Click on your state on the map below to find these resources and more.
Two-letter abbreviations for each state can be found on the Official United States Postal Service Abbreviations page.