The U.S. Small Business Administration helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses.
The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
What we do
Access to capital
The SBA provides an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending to substantial debt and equity investment capital.
The SBA provides free counseling and low-cost training to new entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations.
The SBA sets goals with other federal departments and agencies to award 23 percent in prime contract dollars to small businesses.
The SBA reviews Congressional legislation, testifies on behalf of small businesses, and assesses the impact of regulatory burden on small businesses.