Introduction to the Small Business Administration

If you're looking for a way to help your business grow, now would be a good time to understand how the government can help you with your small business needs.

Find a SCORE Office Near You

Many of the SBA programs offering Small Business Grants, Loan Programs and Counseling Programs are offered through state agencies.

Small Business Resources in Your State





SCORE Services to Small Business - An Introduction
SCORE Services to Small Business - An Introduction
In an excerpt from a 2010 interview the SCORE CEO discusses its counseling and workshops offerings to small businesses.

From Idea to Business - SCORE Success Story
From Idea to Business - SCORE Success Story
Learn how with the assistance of a SCORE mentor, this woman turned her wall art idea into a viable business.

An Essential Network for Small Business Success
An Essential Network for Small Business Success
Hear how SCORE helped this couple realize their entrepreneurial dream.



How The Government Can Help Your Small Business
How The Government Can Help Your Small Business
The Small Business Administration is largely responsible for providing indirect financial assistance to entrepreneurs and small business establishments. In most cases, the primary role of the SBA is to provide several financial assistance program to small business that have been specially designed to meet essential financing needs.





Featured Government Grant Resources

Grants From The Department of Agriculture

The US Department of Agriculture aims to achieve this mission by way of programs, including grants, loans and other forms of financial assistance that are made consistently made available to farmers and eligible agricultural sectors.



Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIB Bridge Awards

In line with this mission, the NIH has recently constituted the Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics, and Prognostics Toward Commercialization Program.



The boon of social entrepreneurship serves as an inspiration to many to start their own businesses embedded with a social mission.  A list of social entrepreneur books will provide inspiration and motivation to follow one’s passions to embark on a social good business venture.









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