Government Resources & Associations

U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & ASSOCIATIONS

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
409 3rd St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20416
Phone: (800) 827-5722
Web: http://www.sba.gov

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Mail Stop USPTO Contact Center
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
Phone: (800) 786-9199
Web: http://www.uspto.gov

U.S. Copyright Office
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
Phone: (202) 707-3000
Web: http://www.copyright.gov/

Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)
409 3rd Street, SW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (800) 634-0245
Web: http://www.score.org/

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Phone: (800) 638-6582
Web: http://www.uschamber.com/

National Business Incubation Assoc. (NBIA)
20 E. Circle Drive, #37198
Athens, OH 45701-3571 USA
Phone: (740) 593 4331
Fax: (740) 593-1996
Web: http://www.nbia.org/

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
8405 Greensboro Dr.
Suite 800
McLean VA 22102
Phone: (800) 55-NAWBO
Fax: (703) 506-3266
Web: http://www.nawbo.org/

National Association for the Self Employed (NASE)
P.O. Box 612067
DFW Airport
Dallas, TX 75261-2067
Phone: (800) 232-6273
Fax: (800) 551-4446
Web: http://www.nase.org/

States with Franchise Offices:

California (filing required)
Franchise Division
Department of Corporations
1115 11th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-7205

Hawaii (filing required)
Franchise & Securities Division
State Department of Commerce
P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, HA 96813
(808) 586-2722

Illinois (filing required)
Franchise Division
Office of Attorney General
500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4465

Indiana (filing required)
Franchise Division
Office of Secretary of State
One N. Capitol St. - Suite 560
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-6576

Maryland (filing required)
Franchise Office
Division of Securities
200 St. Paul Place - 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 576-6360

Michigan (only notice required)
Antitrust and Franchise Unit
Office of Attorney General
670 Law Building
Lansing, MI 48913
(517) 373-7117

Minnesota (filing required)
Franchise Division
Department of Commerce
133 East Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-6328

New York (filing required)
Franchise & Securities Division
State Department of Law
120 Broadway
23rd Floor
New York NY 10271
(212) 416-8211

North Dakota (filing required)
Franchise Division
Office of Securities Commission
600 East Boulevard - 5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-2910

Oregon (no filing)
Corporate Securities Section
Dept. of Insurance & Finance
Labor & Industries Bldg.
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 378-4387

Rhode Island (filing required)
Franchise Office
Division of Securities
233 Richmond St. - Suite 232
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-3048

South Dakota (filing required)
Franchise Office
Division of Securities
910 E. Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4013

Virginia (filing required)
Franchise Office
State Corporation Commission
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-9276

Washington (filing required)
The Department of Financial Institutions
Securities Division
P.O. Box 9033
Olympia, WA 98507-9033
Voice: (360) 902-8760
Fax: (360) 586-5068

Wisconsin (filing required)
Franchise Office
Wisconsin Securities Commission
101 East Wilson St., 4th floor
P.O. Box 1768
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 266-3364