A Message from the Small Business Administration


For more than fifty years, the SBA has helped entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed in their business ventures. For all kinds of business owners across the country – including in traditionally underserved communities – SBA provides resources and access to capital they need to flourish. Here’s how we help entrepreneurs and business owners who are:

  • Minorities: Interested in government contracting? The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.
  • Women: From registering your business to hiring your first employee, we’re here to help you launch your small business.
  • Native Americans: We have opportunities and programs designed to help Native American entrepreneurs start and manage their businesses.
  • Veterans: From the military world to the business world, SBA has customized resources to help our veterans succeed.
  • 50+ Entrepreneurs: Are you nearing retirement and exploring new opportunities? We have information and tools to help “encore” entrepreneurs start and run their businesses.
  • People with Disabilities: Explore resources and links to help disabled people establish and manage small businesses.

Our online Learning Center also offers free, self-paced courses tailored to your business type and more, so you can get the online training you need, when you need it.

At SBA, we’re in the business of businesses – and in making sure our diverse entrepreneurs across the U.S. access the resources and capital they need to find success in their ventures.


About candacemoody

Candace’s background includes Human Resources, recruiting, training and assessment. She spent several years with a national staffing company, serving employers on both coasts. Her writing on business, career and employment issues has appeared in the Florida Times Union, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and 904 Magazine, as well as several national publications and websites. Candace is often quoted in the media on local labor market and employment issues.
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