The US Small Business Administration (SBA) was founded as part of the Small Business Act of 1953 to provide "aid, counsel, assistance, etc., to small business concerns" so they could compete with larger corporations.
The idea was that with a little help, regular people could live the American dream of starting and owning a business and today's SBA has evolved to include a vast network of people, programs, and resources to help you take your business from your initial concept to startup, growth and every step in between.
- Business planning
- Assistance with loans & venture capital
- Federal contracting
- Online learning center
The SBA also contracts with local and regional partners to provide almost every type of service or training that a small business owner could need.