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Appendix A: Government Resources

Appendix A. Government Resources

There is a wealth of government agencies to contact that can provide you with free information and expert advice to guide you with any particular questions you may have.

  • Better Business Bureau, 4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203-1838, (703) 276-0100, fax: (703) 525-8277, www.bbb.org

  • Canadian Council of the Better Business Bureau, 44 Byward Market Square, Suite 220, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A2, e-mail: ccbbb@canadiancouncilbbb.ca

  • Consumer Information Center (CIC), P.O. Box 100, Pueblo, CO 81002, (800) FED-INFO, www.pueblo.gsa.gov

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Publications Request, Washington, DC 20207, (301) 504-0990, fax: (302) 504-0124, e-mail: info@cpsc.gov, www.cpsc.gov

  • Copyright Office, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20559-6000, (202) 707-3000, www.lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Response Center, Federal Trade Commission—CRC-240, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-2000 or (202) 236-2222, or (877) FTC-HELP, www.ftc.gov

  • Immigration and Naturalization Service. For a local field office in your area, call (800) 870-3676 or visit www.ins.usdoj.gov

  • National Consumers League, 1701 K St., NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 835-3323, e-mail: info@nclnet.org

  • National Fraud Information Center, P.O. Box 65868, Washington, DC 20035, (800) 876-7060, www.fraud.org

  • National Women's Business Council, 409 Third St., SW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 205-3850, fax: (202) 205-6825

  • Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), 14th and Constitution Ave., NW, HCHB Room 6411, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-1472, fax: (202) 482-0501, e-mail: NFenner1@doc.gov

  • Small Business Administration (SBA), 409 Third St., SW, Washington, DC 20416, (800) 827-5722, www.sbaonline.sba.gov/starting/indexsteps.html

  • Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, www.access.gpo.gov

  • U.S. Bureau of Census, Customer Service, Washington, DC 20233, (301) 457-4100, www.census.gov

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 12th St. and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250

  • U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Office of Business Liaison, 14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Room 5898C, Washington, DC 20230, www.doc.gov

  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Standards Administration, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210, www.dol.gov

  • U.S. Department of Treasury, The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), P.O. Box 25866, Richmond, VA 23260, (800) 424-3676, www.irs.gov

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Small Business Ombudsman, 401 M St., SW, (A-149C), Washington, DC 20460, (703) 557-1938, all others: (800) 368-5888

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 200 Charles St., NW, Washington, DC 20402, www.fda.gov

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Crystal Plaza 3, Room 2CO2, Washington, DC 20231, (800) 786-9199, www.uspto.gov

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth St., NW, Washington, DC 20549, (202) 942-7040, e-mail: help@sec.gov, www.sec.gov


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