The SBA (Small Business Administration) is an agency of the United States government that provides assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The mission of the Small Business Administration is “to maintain and strengthen the nation’s economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters”. The agency’s activities are summarized as the “3 Cs” of capital, contracts and counseling.[3]

There is an office in each U.S. state, and sometimes more than one. As well as that, the agency supports other providers, including aroundy 900 Small Business Development Centers, 110 Business Centers for Women, and a volunteer group of experienced, retired business leaders called SCORE to mentor small businesses.

If you need finance for your small business, the Small Business Administration makes loans through lenders such as banks and credit unions who partner with them and provides a government-backed guarantee on part of the loan.

It is a great organization for small business owners in America to seek assistance from.

Here is an introduction to the Small Business Association.

Here is a link for the Arkansas District Office.