From the U.S. Small Business Administration
Free Webinar for Entrepreneurs and Those Who Aspire to Own a Small Business — Data Tools for Labor Force Statistics
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 2:00 pm Central — Learn More

From U.S. Small Business Administration - Office of Advocacy

Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business
Advocacy’s most popular publication, the FAQ About Small Businesses, is updated yearly with up-to-date statistics about American small business. Read the latest version here.

November 2021 Economic Bulletin
Advocacy’s bi-annual economic bulletin looks at how American small businesses have recovered since the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

What's New With Small Business, 2021 Edition
A handy infographic, Advocacy's What’s New with Small Business 2021 Edition provides a snapshot of small business statistics in a visual format. Read more here.

SBA Announces Updated Guidance Regarding Applicant Deadlines for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Agency Strongly Encourages Submission of Supplemental Advance Applications by December 10; All Applications Due by December 31
Click for full News Release

Press Release from the Social Security Administration
Social Security Announces Redesigned Statement -- Now Available with a my Social Security Account
Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement,
available online through the my Social Security portal at and by mail — Click here for complete press release.


The National Business Association is proud to celebrate over 30 years of providing our Members with support programs, cost, and time saving products, services and valuable Small Business resource materials in the areas of Business, Lifestyle, Education, and Health.

The National Business Association developed the First Step Review to help meet the informational needs of existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The FIRST STEP SOFTWARE SERIES was developed by the NBA in 1989 by R. Jerry Adams, PHD, with a Co-Sponsorship Agreement* with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and assistance from the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers.  The First Step Review was updated in 1998 with the assistance of the Small Business Advancement National Center.  The Review was again updated in 2006 and again in 2021.  Each piece in the series was written to conform to SBA specifications and designed to make the loan process easy to understand.

The Self-Employed Small Business Owners are the Backbone of our free enterprise system.  They create jobs, provide innovative and higher quality goods and services, and improve life in our communities.  They keep the economy strong while widening the path of opportunity for millions of Americans. 

The National Business Association provides Resources to assist the Small Business Community to attain success and keep being successful.

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS – Anticipating what lenders will review and require, you greatly increase your chances of obtaining a beneficial small business loan!

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS - Basic Steps in Forming a New Business

FUNDING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS GOWTH – An overview of the funding process, including an overview of six sources of capital, financial terms.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR YOUR BUSINESS. – Provides the Small Business owner with some straightforward information that will help bring about consistent success in advertising.

National Business Association is a proud Sponsor and Partner of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program.  Peace Through Business provides long-term business training to women business owners in developing and war-torn countries.  As these women build their businesses, they also help to strengthen their countries.