Strategic Support

In addition to the various support programs available to Members, the National Business Association formed strategic alliances with organizations throughout the nation that assist the Self-Employed and Small Business Community. To better serve our Members the NBA works behind the scenes to bring greater impact to the Self-Employed and Small Business Community.

U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

The NBA and the SBA Co-Sponsorship Agreement – to provide co-sponsored training, business assessment tool and business information – First Step Series
Sponsored “Small Business Week”

Service Corps Retired Executives – SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA
NBA sponsor of SCORE’s clipping service to keep Congress informed of the good work done by SCORE Counselors
Silver Sponsor along with IBM and Inc. Magazine for SCORE’s Anniversary Celebration

National Business Association - Sponsor and Partner for:

The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women – IEEW

National Business Association is a proud Sponsor and Partner of the IEEW’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program. The program provides long-term business training to women business owners in developing and war-torn countries. IEEW believes when you educate a woman, you educate a nation. It is widely recognized that an economically sound country has a much greater capacity for peace. As these women build their businesses, they also help to strengthen their countries. Since 2014 the National Business Association has helped sponsor 192 women from Afghanistan and Rwanda, including the 15 from Afghanistan and 15 from Rwanda for 2020.

Peace through Business Summits & Workshops are held at the AT&T University with Graduation Ceremonies held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
NBA Board Member Dr. Martin Walsh participates as Speaker / Panelist.

During the Summit the National Business Association, with the cooperation of IEEW, awards Leadership and Scholarship Awards to defray the cost of the program to the top two outstanding women chosen by a panel from the IEEW’s Board. This program is precisely the activity the NBA supports. It provides leadership development and business skills to women entrepreneurs.

Dr. Terry Neese, a former Member of the National Business Association founded the Peace Through Business program over 10 years ago. Since then Peace through Business has trained 800 women owners from Afghanistan and Rwanda. These women have put 16,000+ of their fellow countrymen and women to work. Over 80% of the women are still in business today.