U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA is the United States' government agency to serve small businesses

Description & Overview

The SBA is the United States' government agency to serve small businesses

Services

  • Multiple loan programs: Access to capital in the form of loan gaurantees as well as equity financing through small business investment companies
  • Entrepreneurial education advice through SCORE - the service corps of retired executives
  • Assistance with government contracting (procurement)
  • Advocacy for Small Business

Criteria

  • Is organized for profit;

  • Has a place of business in the US;

  • Operates primarily within the U.S. or makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor;

  • Is independently owned and operated; and

  • Is not dominant in its field on a national basis.

  • Meets small business size standards based on NAISC codes

Contact

330 Main Street Second Floor
Hartford, CT 06106

W: http://www.sba.gov/

Phases:

Idea
Business Model Discovery / Validation
Launch
Scale
Plateau
Turn Around

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