National - A trio of new resources will help entrepreneurs find the answers to business-related questions.
- Employers and employees who want information on labor-law rights and responsibilities can now turn to the Department of Labor's Web site, ELAWS (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) at http://www.dol.gov/elaws
The site is updated continuously with information on such topics as the following: Family Medical Leave Act, Office of Federal Contractors Compliance Program, Fair Labor Standards Act, Drug Free Workplace Act, the Pension Welfare Benefit Administration and others.
- The Oklahoma Entrepreneur Portfolio offers 26 resources for start-up entrepreneurs to go to for licenses, permits, advice on marketing and research, or assistance finding financing and financial-management help.
This guide is part of a free three-book series published by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce's Business Development Division. The second book, Oklahoma Capital Review, briefly summarizes funding available in Oklahoma. The third book, Oklahoma Business Brief, details marketing and exporting opportunities, incentives available to businesses, and information on new-product development.
For copies of the booklets, call (405) 815-5146 or visit the state's Web site at http://www.odoc.state.ok.us
- The New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission has released a third edition of Doing Business in New Jersey, which provides entrepreneurs with information on taxes, insurance, government assistance, funding programs, procurement opportunities, exporting and more.
The 96-page booklet costs $5 and is available through most Small Business Development Centers in New Jersey. For details, call (973) 353-5950.