Profile: Small Business Administration

Agency of the Federal Government

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. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
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.

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How To: Small Business Govt Contractor of Choice

So you think you're ready to sell to the government, but is the government ready to buy from you? Government buyers are a discerning group. After all, we trust them to make the right procurement decisions with our taxpayer dollars. Yet, despite the fact that formal goals are in place to ensure that small businesses get their fair share of work with the federal government, winning a share of the percentage of contracts set aside for small business isn’t easy. Convincing government buyers that you’re a viable business partner who can help them achieve their goals requires a different approach than what you’re used to seeing in the commercial sector.

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7 Tedious Office Tasks You Can and Should Automate

Why work harder when you can work smarter instead? Several office tasks are perfect candidates to automate -- without sacrificing the well being of your business.

Category: Business

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