7(a) Small Business Loan

Program Description 7(a) loans are the most basic and most used type loan of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) business loan programs. Its name comes from section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, which authorizes the agency to provide business loans to American small businesses. The loan program is designed to assist for-profit businesses that… Continue reading 7(a) Small Business Loan

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Program Description The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster loans are the primary form of Federal assistance for the repair and rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses. The disaster loan program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited to small businesses. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) can provide up to $2… Continue reading Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Contract with Federal, State, and Local Governments

Learn how your business can search and compete for contract opportunities with federal, state, and local governments, and U.S. territories. Federal Government Contracting Learn from the Small Business Administration about becoming a federal contractor, including contracting rules, and opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses. Get tips on how to sell to the government from the General Services Administration, the acquisition… Continue reading Contract with Federal, State, and Local Governments

Importing and Exporting Basics

Importing and exporting can help your business expand at home or abroad, but it’s important to follow all laws and regulations. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has basic information on importing and exporting. Importing Imports are any resources, goods, or services that producers in one country sell to buyers in another country. CBP offers tips for… Continue reading Importing and Exporting Basics