Free Webinar Open to Entrepreneurs and Those Thinking About Small Business Ownership – Two-part Webinar October 19, 1:30 pm Central
Market Research and Competitive Analysis and Customer Surveys, Service and Why It Matters to Small Business Owners — Complete Details

SBA Press ReleaseSeptember 9, 2021 | Release Number 21-81
SBA Administrator Guzman Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant Increased Loan Cap to $2 Million, Expanded Use of Funds to Pay and Prepay Business Debt, Streamlined Review Processes, and Deferred Payments; First Approval and Disbursement of Loans of $500,000 or Less Also Introduced — Read the complete SBA Press Release

“Often overlooked, SBA loans can bridge critical financing gaps”. — Learn More

From the SBA Office of Advocacy — Small Business Facts: The Importance Of Business Ownership To Wealth - Read More

COVID – 19 Relief Options from SBA and U. S. Department of Treasury

Learn More from SBALearn More from Department of Treasury


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.

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.

In 2019 the National Business Association joined with Northwood University to continue promoting Education and Entrepreneurship.  The NBA in 1999 established a Scholarship Program which continues with Northwood University,

“Northwood Idea” – incorporating the lessons of the American Free-Enterprise society into the college classroom. With a clearly articulated mission to develop the future leaders of a global, free- enterprise society. Since Northwood University believes in the advantages of an entrepreneurial, free-enterprise society Northwood University fits very well with the mission of the NBA Scholarship Program.