Small Business Administration Resource Links

SCORE has compiled this helpful list of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resources. 

Advocacy
The Office of Advocacy conducts economic research, policy analyses and small business outreach help to identify issues of concern.

Business & Community Initiatives
The Office of Business and Community Initiatives administers programs and activities designed to provide information, education and training to prospective and existing small business owners.

Disaster Assistance
SBA's disaster assistance program helps entrepreneurs develop security strategies and offers loan assistance to businesses impacted by a disaster.

Entrepreneurial Development
SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development helps small businesses start, grow and be competitive by providing training, counseling and other forms of management and technical assistance.

Government Contracting & Business Development
The Government Contracting & Business Development Office is charged with making sure that small businesses get a fair share of the approximately $46 billion annual federal procurement market.

HUBZone
The HUBZone program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses.

International Trade
Export information and development assistance to help small businesses take advantage of export markets.

Loan Programs
The SBA offers numerous loan programs to assist small businesses. 

National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week is an annual event that recognizes the important role of America’s business community. Visit the Web site to find out more.

Publications
The SBA has more than 200 free e-books and publications online. 

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
SBDCs assist individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance through 58 branch locations.

Small Business Training Network
The Small Business Training Network is a virtual campus housing free training courses, workshops and knowledge resources designed to assist entrepreneurs and other students of enterprise.

Technology (SBIR/STTR)
SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.