Small Business Administration

The SBA or Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.


  • District Offices
    • SBA’s District Offices are responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services throughout the country. Services available include:
      • Free counseling, advice, and information on starting a business through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
      • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
      • Free consulting services through the network of Small Business Development Centers. SBDCs also conduct training events throughout the district - some require a nominal registration fee.
      • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program.
      • Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners.
      • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.
      • Guaranteed loans are available for credit-worthy veterans.
  • Offices of Economic Development
    • Every state and many local governments have economic development agencies dedicated to assisting new and established businesses start, grow and succeed. Services provided by these agencies typically include:
      • Start up advice, training, and resources
      • Financial assistance with loans, grants, and tax-exempt bonds
      • Business location and site selection assistance
      • Employee recruitment and training assistance



Subpages (1): SBA Loan