Read this post for a fuller explanation of the enhancements made to Business.gov.

Since I was not a previous user I can’t contrast the “improvements.”  I will say however, that letting the consumer Answer a question seems a good step in narrowing the field for their search.

I appreciate the simplicity of the sites organization by focusing on legal requirements: register a business name or corporation, obtain a license.  These are important steps for small business owners and making it easy to locate the requirements by entering a zip code and choosing a business type could not be simpler.  Unfortunately, when I tested the search this morning I received an error message.

The practical advise offered on Business.gov is also refreshing.  All in all the site seems like it will be easy to use and offer comprehensive information for small business owners once those technical glitches are worked out.

Constance Ard February 10, 2009