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SBA resource partners are available to help build small businesses success and include SCORE, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), Women Business Centers (WBC) and Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC). Together, they counseled and trained over 1 million clients in fiscal year 2014.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates veterans. As these men and women transition to civilian life, we stand ready with training courses to make their dreams of business ownership a reality.
Today, there are more than 1.4 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT)- owned small businesses in the United States. These businesses play an important role in our economy and our communities. And, $790 billion was the estimated buying power of the LGBT population in 2012. This was a 20 percent increase in the buying power of the LGBT community from 2006-1012.
Can you imagine your small business providing that key product or service to the Department of Navy, the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Agriculture?
Every January, Americans look ahead with the desire to start the New Year with fresh ideas and hopes to improve. The U. S. Small Business Administration is doing the same thing – regularly meeting with lenders and resources partners to get feedback on ways to improve our loan programs and services. And, this past year, the SBA engaged over 150 community lenders in all 50 states to provide comments on ways that the SBA’s CAPLines Program could work more effectively for both SBA lenders and small businesses, as this program has been underutilized.
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is committed to providing access and opportunity to Americans who are — or who want to become — small business owners. For a variety of reasons, some communities are underserved when it comes to getting the tools they need to grow a business and create jobs. We want to change that.
One of the biggest challenges faced as a business owner, next to starting your own business, is taking it to the next level.As a seasoned… Continue reading
Perhaps no activity in starting up a new business in formulating plans for growth of an existing business will have as much impact on your prospect for success over the long run than ensuring adequate financing.