The SBA, It's Not Just Loans
I get a lot of questions from people about what resources are available for small business owners and where they can find help for basic, and not so basic, business questions so I decided it was past time for me to sit down and share the skinny on the big daddy of small business resources, the Small Business Administration.
The first thing most people think of when they hear Small Business Administration (SBA) is loans.
And yes, the SBA guarantees a variety of loan programs through local lenders, but that is a topic for another day. Today I am giving you an overview of who the SBA is and how the NH District of the SBA can help you.
If I had to sum it up with one line, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is your strategic partner for starting and growing a business in the United States.
Originally created as the result of the Small Business Act of 1953[1.], the goal of the SBA was 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 right here in New Hampshire to help you take your business from your initial concept to startup, growth and every step in between.
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