US Small Business Administration

US Small Business Administration
The US Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency that works to assist and protect the interests of American small businesses. We deliver the answers, support, and resources small businesses need to start-up, succeed and grow. We administer our programs through district offices throughout the United States and provide additional services through a network of resource partners: Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, U.S. Export Assistance Centers, Women's Business Centers, and Veteran's Business Outreach Centers. The SBA Community is an interactive extension of the site and features a variety of discussion boards and blogs that allow business owners to connect with their peers, industry experts and government representatives to ask questions, share best practices and get advice.

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Guide to Exploring Exporting for Your Small Business

Getting your products to the largest market possible may be one of your short- or long-range goals. To reach a global market, you'll have to consider exporting. Check out this guide to exports from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Disaster Preparedness Plan: Communication Is Key

As much as you can prepare for an impending disaster, there's nothing you can do to prevent the actual even from happening. Here are tips from the Small Business Administration on what small businesses should do after disaster strikes.

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Can You Afford to Apply for a Loan?

A bank is willing to give your business a loan. It sounds great but it's important to consider: Can your business actually afford this loan?