Welcome to the
National Business Association

We Serve the Self-Employed

The National Business Association established in 1982 

Provides 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.


Contract Management & eSignature reimagined Zapendo gives the power to manage contracts. Edit them on the fly, send for eSignature, manage expirations, alerts, and more. All unlimited.


Turn to NurseLine™ for trusted advice and information when you need it most. Highly trained registered nurses are on-call 24/7 to answer your questions for non-urgent concerns. Nurses can offer self-care tips, direct you to the appropriate care for immediate attention or tell you how to ease common problems such as a sore shoulder. 

24-Hour NurseLine – A trusted professional is just a phone call away.

Physician & Hospital Discounts

Going to the doctor doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Save up to 40% at over 285,000 participating doctor offices and hospitals. Get the care you and your family deserve for less. Includes family doctors, specialists, alternative care providers, facilities and hospitals.

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.

For More information on the National Business Association nba@nationalbusiness.org


U.S. Small Business Administration - Important reminder!
The deadline to apply for the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is December 31, 2021.
Click for full News Release

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.

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 www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail — Click here for complete press release.