U.S. Small Business Administration


SBA helps small businesses get started and grow through counseling, access to capital and government contracts. We have loan programs that are flexible and user friendly, helping lenders meet the needs of exporters with smaller Export Express loans of $500,000 or less, up to $5 million for Export Working Capital or International Trade loans. SBA has staff at 20 US Export Assistance Centers throughout the country, plus an International Trade Officer in each district office. They collaborate with SCORE, the SBDC, the NH International Trade Resource Center and US Commercial Service, to coordinate assistance for many facets of international trade.



Starting a Business

SBA will help you start a business with tips and directions in the following topics: Write Your Business Plan Choose Your Business Structure Choose & Register Your Business Choose Your Business Location & Equipment Business Licenses & Permits Learn About Business Laws Business Financials Finance Your Business Filing & Paying Taxes Hire & Retain Employees

Managing a Business

SBA will hlep you manage your business with tips and directions in the following topics: Running a Business Leading Your Business Growing Your Business Business Law & Regulations Business Guides by Industry Small Business Health Care Exporting Closing Down Your Business Cybersecurity Forms