U.S. Small Business Administration
- Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012
About the U.S. SBA:
The U.S. Small Business Administration (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.
Since its founding, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
SBA provides assistance primarily through access to capital (business financing), entrepreneurial development (education, information, technical assistance, & training), government contracting (federal procurement), and advocacy (a voice for small businesses).