Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. As the nation's only go-to resource and voice for small businesses, the SBA provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise so businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.
The SBA provides an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending to substantial debt and equity investment capital. The SBA provides free counseling and low-cost training to new entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations. The SBA sets goals with other federal departments and agencies to award 23 percent in prime contract dollars to small businesses. The SBA reviews Congressional legislation, testifies on behalf of small businesses, and assesses the impact of regulatory burden on small businesses.