We are always looking for good things the government does to help business. Here is a terrific example.
Challenge.gov runs contests for everyone. These contests follow the examples set by sites like 99 designs. But, the government contests ask participants to solve some problem. The winners get prizes. http://challenge.gov/.
In one challenge, the government asked for coders to create apps for entrepreneurs to navigate the federal government. The winner is SBA Gems, which is a free android app. The winner got $5,000. But other people got prizes too. See the results here: http://entrepreneurs.challenge.gov/
I downloaded the app onto my droid. It’s terrific. Below are some screen shots, which are hyperlinked to the app in the droid marketplace.