FederalNewsRadio.com: White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new website will try to close the long-standing communications gap between agencies and small businesses.

The White House will launch BusinessUSA.gov before the end of the calendar year in an effort to make it easier for small firms to find all the services the government offers.

"It will be an online portal that will connect people to all of the programs and resources in an actual and intuitive way," said Ari Matusiak, the executive director of the White House Business Council, during a panel discussion at the 29th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in Washington. "There are a lot of great websites out there, government websites. There are some that are less good. But there are, all told, a ton of them. It's very hard to know that this specific program is for you if you've never heard of it before. You don't necessarily know what the name means and if it applies to you." Read More on FederalNewsRadio.com