National Business Association believes these free, taxpayer funded Resources, provide valuable information and tools to assist the Self-Employed and Small Business Community in attaining long-term success.

Since 1953, the SBA has worked to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

SBA – Financial Assistance

Loans - Start or expand your business with loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. Use Lender Match to find lenders that offer loans for your business.

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Investment Capital - Find an investor for your business through a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) licensed by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Disaster Assistance - The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

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Surety Bonds - The Small Business Administration (SBA) guarantees bid, performance, and payment surety bonds issued by certain surety companies.

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SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, SCORE has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses.

Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of topics. Learn more about how SBDCs are helping local businesses start, grow and thrive.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is currently the largest management assistance program serving the business sector in the United States.

An SBDC conducts research, counsels and trains business people in managing, financing and operating small businesses, providing comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. Each SBDC encourages unique local efforts to meet small business needs in its area. 

It is the philosophical approach of the SBDC to guide and train the client in the areas of assistance required, rather than doing the work for them. Any present or prospective business owner is eligible for SBDC management and technical advising at no charge.

Visit – NTSBDC

Visit Their FAQ section for answers to Frequently Asked Questions – such as:

What is Capital?
Should I borrow?
What is Cash Flow Statemement?

AWBC is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998.  The AWBC works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of over 100 Women's Business Centers ( Our vision is to be the leading advocate for the national network of Women's Business Centers and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of female entrepreneurs.

This platform provides small businesses with access to a consolidation of COVID-19 related information and resources from multiple federal agencies. This site is developed through a partnership between the Association of Women Business Center and America’s SBDC and is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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IRS Small Business Site - This special section offers a broad range of resources for small businesses from tax tips to audit technique guides. 

Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040 or 1040-SR, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

Protecting Small Business, Promoting Entrepreneurship.

Small Business TRENDS - Small Business Success...delivered daily. Small Business Trends is an award-winning hub of more than two million entrepreneurs, busines owners, influencers and experts.  The site features over 20,000 pages of content.  Core focus is practical content with targeted tips, trends and answers to your toughest questions.


No matter what kind of small business you have there is a grant that can help your business grow. Small business grants offer funds to grow your business in a variety of ways. In many cases, grants can be used for things like operations, marketing, or expanding your team.

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From the beginning the editorial focus of Smart Business Network’s publications has been on helping the owners and managers of smaller companies survive and prosper.

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