Overview of SBA services

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If you own a small business, or you’re just thinking about starting one, the U.S. Small Business Administration, or SBA, can be a valuable resource for you. Image Description
The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government. It’s dedicated to helping people get in business, stay in business, and make their businesses successful and growing. Image Description
That’s right. The SBA offers all kinds of resources to help you start, finance and manage your business, and find new business opportunities. It can help you write a business plan, obtain start-up capital, purchase real estate, and much more. Image Description
The SBA has offices throughout the United States to assist you. To learn more, click on these points and visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov. Image Description

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Starting your business

The SBA can help with:

  • Small Business Start-up Kit
  • Training and counseling
  • Business planning tutorial
  • Special assistance programs for minorities, women, the disabled, veterans, and other groups
  • Workshops
  • Shareware
  • Financing your business

    The SBA can help with:

  • Loan programs, including those that focus on: microloans (up to $35,000) for start-up, newly established, or growing small businesses; low and moderate income areas
  • Working capital lines of credit
  • Assistance in developing a business plan and building business operations.
  • Managing your business

    The SBA can help with:

  • Online workshops
  • Courses
  • Guides
  • New business opportunities

    The SBA can help with:

  • Government contracting
  • Business development
  • Business Matchmaking events
  • Export assistance
  • Nonprofit grants
  • Expanding Your Business workshops
  • To learn more about the SBA, visit their Web site at www.sba.gov. Click the Next button to continue.
    Overview of SBA services