The Securities and Exchange Commission has resources devoted to small business. Check out the Commission’s small business website http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus.shtml for a host of resources concerning small business.
The FDA assists small business in the areas covered by the agency.
Take a look at the FDA’s small business specific website.
Take a look at the Department of Labor website offering basic information about health and benefit plans a small business owner may offer to its employees.
Want to know if your Connecticut small business needs a certain business license? Does the State of Connecticut require your small business employees to obtain a license for their particular trade or occupation?
Take a look at http://www.ct-clic.com/
The State of Connecticut operates this website, which provides a good deal of useful information about licensing requirements.
If you are looking to expand your small business activities into Australia, then explore the Australian government’s website concerning small business.