U.S. Small Business Administration

Learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration and how it supports and promotes investment in the United States

Seal of the Small Business Administration

Since its founding in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

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Mission: 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.

Investment-related Resources

To bring small businesses the support they need, SBA is divided into several key functional areas committed to helping small businesses in the U.S. succeed. These include:

Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)
SBIC facilitates the flow of long-term capital to small businesses in the United States by partnering with private investors to capitalize professionally-managed investment funds (known as "SBICs") that finance small businesses.

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