Local Assistance from the Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration has many local offices and resource partners that counsel, mentor and train small business owners and entrepreneurs.

These nearby offices and online assistance can help your business start up, succeed and grow. This short video provides a good introduction to services near you.

Many of the SBA programs offering Small Business Grants, Loan Programs and Counseling Programs for women are offered through state agencies.

Small Business Loans for Women






Introduction to the Small Business Administration
Introduction to the Small Business Administration
If you're looking for a way to help your business grow, now would be a good time to understand how the government can help you with your small business needs.

Small Business Administration HUBZone Program
Small Business Administration HUBZone Program
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones Empowerment Contracting Program provides federal contracting assistance to eligible small businesses located in underutilized business zones to improve their employment opportunities, investments, and their area's economic development.

SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans
SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans
Disaster loans can be utilized for the repair and rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses, and are available to all types of business, instead of being restricted to small businesses alone.

SBA Loans Explained
SBA Loans Explained
This short video describes the most popular Small Business Administration loan program, the 7(a) loan.

HUBZone Certification Program Webinar
HUBZone Certification Program Webinar
This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

HUBZone certification allows certain small businesses to compete for set-aside contracts aimed at spurring investment in low median income or high unemployment areas.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Webinar
SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Webinar
This video explains how the SBA's 8(a) Program works, its eligibility requirements, technical assistance available to small disadvantaged businesses through the program and common myths about the program.

Small Business Administration Resources for Veterans
Small Business Administration Resources for Veterans
The Small Business Administration offers various resources for veterans interested in starting, financing or growing their businesses.

How The SBA Helped This Black-Owned Media Company Get Started
How The SBA Helped This Black-Owned Media Company Get Started
Learn the variety of ways that Small Business Administration can help you start and grow your small business.

More than just financing, the SBA can be counted on for advice and counsel through all the stages of business maturation.

SCORE Services to Small Business - An Introduction
SCORE Services to Small Business - An Introduction
In an excerpt from a 2010 interview the SCORE CEO discusses its counseling and workshops offerings to small businesses.

The Creative Role That One CDFI Plays in Impact Investing
The Creative Role That One CDFI Plays in Impact Investing
Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Community Development Financial Institution Nonprofit Finance Fund, manages $80 million of impact investments. He is also the author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference.





Featured Government Grant Resources

Department of Agriculture: Value Added Producer Grants

The Value-Added Producer Grants program is geared towards helping the Independent Producers of Agricultural Commodities, Agriculture Producer Groups, Farmer and Rancher Cooperatives, and Majority-Controlled Producer-Based Business Ventures in developing techniques that would create marketing opportunities and establish business plans involving viable marketing opportunities that involve the production of bio-based products from agricultural commodities.



Disaster Relief Loans from GovLoans

GovLoans is a website created by the United States Federal Government that is designed to serve as the public's gateway to loan program information. One of the several kinds of loans that are featured in the GovLoans website are Disaster Relief loans.




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Co-working Community Inspired Startup Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Co-working Community Inspired Startup Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Co-working spaces are not necessarily incubators, but they inspire startup lessons for entrepreneurs. Startup success...








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