Jump to Main Content
USA flagAn Official Website of the United States Government

SBA Learning Center: Find By Media Type

SBA Learning Center

Find Content by Media Type

Media Type Title Description View Details
Training Icon
FEATURED
Strategic Planning

Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business. This course will explain why strategic planning is important and describe typical steps taken in the process....

Go to Course
Training Icon
FEATURED
Savings Plans for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.

Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks,...

Go to Course
Training Icon
FEATURED
Selling Your Business

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business.

Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Young Entrepreneurs

This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business.  You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Jóvenes Emprendedores (Young Entrepreneurs - Spanish)

Este curso introduce a los jóvenes emprendedores a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Buying a Business

This self-paced training provides an overview of the process of buying a business and provides resources to help you decide if buying a business is right for you. Topics include how and what to...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Finding and Attracting Investors

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors.

Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Financing Options for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business.

Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel...

Go to Course
Training Icon
HUBZone Mini-Primer - Understanding HUBZone Designations

This HUBZone Mini-Primer is about helping firms to better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they are located and how to find them. See the...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses.

Go to Course
Training Icon
How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

This course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response.   See the ...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Federal contracting opportunities for Veterans.

Topics include basic information about Veteran-owned businesses and opportunities,...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Customer Service

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your business

Topics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business.

Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Small Business Contracting Emergency Acquisition Procedures

Guide for contracting officers and others to become more aware of emergency acquisition procedures.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Business Technology Simplified

These courses will cover some basic technology tools to help you run your business more efficiently.  Self-assessments will enable you test your knowledge of material covered in each course. Users...

Go to Series
Training Icon
Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Tribal Enterprise Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Business Guide for tribal enterprises regarding the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Go to Course
Training Icon
NHO Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Provides an overview of the 8(a) Program for Hawaiian Native Corporations and NHO-owned businesses.

Go to Course
Training Icon
ANC Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

This module is designed to inform and educate ANCs (Alaska Native Corporations) about the 8(a) Program.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Veteran Owned Small Business - Contracting Programs

This training module provides an overview of the key contracting programs that support veteran owned small businesses.  Specifically, it describes, explains and outlines the differences between...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Disaster Recovery: A guide to SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs

This self-paced guide is designed to provide an overview of SBA’s assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Pre-8(a) Business Development Program Training Series

Three part series about the 8(a) Business Development Program

Go to Series
Training Icon
Government Contracting 101

This series is designed to help small businesses understand how the government buys goods and services. There are three parts to this training program which is an overview of contracting basics...

Go to Series
Training Icon
The Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative: Creating Jobs and Saving Homeowners Money

This course will provide an overview of the progress of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, the skills needed to make American.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Encore Entrepreneurs: An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business

This course is designed for individuals planning to start a business after earlier career endeavors.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Price Evaluation Preference - HUBZone Program Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about the price evaluation preference -- available for HUBZone firms.  It is intended for contracting officers and other contracting personnel, specific to the HUBZone program.  ...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Market Research - A Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about market research. Specifically, understanding and using market research to find qualified small business vendors.   See the...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer

This course is designed to provide an overview of the Non‐Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.   See the...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Women Owned Small Business Program - A Primer for Contracting Officers

This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government...

Go to Course
Training Icon
The WOSB Advantage

This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting Classroom for...

Go to Course
Training Icon
The HUBZone Primer - Eligibility & Certification Requirements

This course is about federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.  See the Government...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Take Your Business Global - An Introduction to Exporting

This course is  intended to be a guide for small businesses to help determine if exporting, as a business strategy, makes sense and whether the basic ingredients for export readiness are in-place...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts

This course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to seell to the government.   See the ...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Crime Prevention: A Guide for Small Businesses

The course is directed to small business owners who are concerned about crimes within and around their businesses. This module will help you become aware of how crime can affect your firm and...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Native American Business Primer

This course is designed to assist Native peoples who're thinking about starting a business, or who're in the early stages of starting a business.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Franchising

This self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one.

Topics include defining...

Go to Course
Training Icon
How to Write a Business Plan

This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Accounting

This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of marketing. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

Go to Course
Training Icon
How to Prepare a Loan Package

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Finance Primer: Guide to SBA Loan Guaranty Programs

This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are...

Go to Course
Media Type Title Description View Details
Video Icon
FEATURED
SBA Local Assistance

SBA has many offices and resource partners that counsel, mentor and train small business owners and entrepreneurs. With offices located near you and assistance available online, this network can...

Go to Video
Video Icon
FEATURED
SBA Introduction

The U.S. Small Business Administration is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start up, succeed and grow in their business ventures.
 

Go to Video
Video Icon
FEATURED
HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 1

This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Business Resources for Veterans

From training programs to access to loans, learn about the various business resources available to veterans from the U.S. Small Business Administration in this short video.

Go to Video
Video Icon
An Introduction to SBA

3 C's and a D - featuring SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Disaster Assistance Program

In the wake of a disaster, SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations. Watch this short video to learn more about...

Go to Video
Video Icon
HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 2

This video explains advanced concepts of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

Go to Video
Video Icon
How to Sell to the Federal Government as a Small Business

In this video, small business owners will learn how to sell their products or services to the federal government. 

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA's HUBZone Program

This short video describes SBA's HUBZone program which helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Export Express Loans from SBA

This short video describes SBA’s Export Express Program, a loan program designed to help small businesses achieve exporting success.

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA 504 Loan Program- Helping Businesses Grow and Create Jobs

This short video describes the SBA’s 504 Loan Program, a loan program designed to help small businesses purchase major fixed assets such as equipment or real estate.

Go to Video
Video Icon
How to Write a Business Plan

Interested in starting a business plan? Developing and maintaing your business plan is like your roadmap to entrepreneurial success. After you watch this short video that describes how to write a...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Loans Explained

This short video describes the SBA's most popular loan program - 7(a) loans.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Advice from an Expert

Casey Willson, Retail Industry Manager, Maryland Small Business Development Center

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and increase your company's efficiency?...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Ruiz Foods, Dinuba, CA

Founded in 1964, Ruiz Foods is the top seller of frozen Mexican dishes in the United States.  Under the brand names of El Monterey and Tornados, it produces nearly 200 frozen Mexican foods.  Ruiz...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Entrepreneurial Spirit

Discover how passion and business coexist.  Learn what it takes to turn a passion into a business.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you Delivering...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business

Learn from IRS experts about what is a Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, and who needs to file it.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Exporting Opportunities

Does your product have potential in an overseas market? Small businesses can compete with larger companies in the global marketplace. Plan for the extra effort it takes to bring your product to...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Marketing - Advice from an Expert

Casey Willson, Retail Industry Manager, Maryland Small Business Development Center
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Humphry Slocombe: Promote using Free Online Marketing

Humphry Slocombe makes premium ice cream in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. With flavors such as Secret Breakfast and Pistachio-Bacon, it creates a vibrant social media following around...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Exporting Opportunities - Advice from an Expert

Toni Corsini, Regional Export Manager for the SBA Office of International Trade
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and experts...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Hiring and Developing Employees

Your employees can make or break your business.  Five successful entrepreneurs share what they have learned about hiring and developing employees.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Radio One, Inc., , Lanham, MD

Among the largest African-American owned and operated media corporations in the United States, Radio One was started by Catherine L. Hughes in 1980. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Gymboree Corporation, San Francisco, CA

Joan Barnes created Gymboree in 1976 as a place where moms and their children could play and exercise. Since then, it has become a giant corporation that includes almost 600 Gymboree retail...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Columbia Sportswear Company, Portland, OR

Rescued from near bankruptcy, Gert Boyle took over operations of Columbia, started by her parents, and turned it into a $1 billion company. The business received an SBA-backed loan for $15,000 in...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO

In 1979 the three founders, Neal Patterson, Cliff Illig and Paul Gorup, sat around a picnic table and decided to create a company. Today, Cerner Corporation is an industry leader in medical system...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation, Port Washington, WI

Established in 1922, Allen Edmonds operates 32 retail stores in 17 states, and is among a small minority of companies continuing to produce the majority of their shoes domestically. Between 1979...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Construction Safety and OSHA Compliance

Learn how to recognize hazards and become familiar with OSHA standards and guidance information for construction employers and employees.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Recordkeeping

Learn from IRS experts about the best way to keep records for tax purposes.

Go to Video
Video Icon
What is Business Income?

Learn from IRS experts what qualifies as business income.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Home Office Deduction

Find out from IRS experts which expenses are deductible, and which are not, in a home office.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Using Electronic Payment for Federal Taxes

Learn about the IRS' Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) that helps small business easily pay taxes online.

Go to Video
Video Icon
IRS Resources for Small Business Owners

Learn from IRS experts about free resources available to every small business owner.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Backup Withholding for Form 1099-MISC

Learn from IRS experts about Backup Withholding for Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income.

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Series Preview

SBA and ADP® present America's Best: Their Stories, Their Ways. This trailer offers a glimpse into the inspiring personal experiences of successful entrepreneurs who are responsible for growing...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Where Will Your Next Customer Come From?

Small businesses looking to grow should look beyond the U.S. borders to find new customers. Learn about government resources to help you begin or expand exporting.

Go to Video
Video Icon
TCHO: Measure Results with Web Analytics

TCHO's start-up mentality, combined with its unique location on Pier 17 in San Francisco, CA, merges technology with chocolate production. It uses web analytics to constantly improve its website's...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Mandy Scott Flowers: Grow with Paid Online Advertising

Mandy Scott Flowers creates beautiful floral arrangements in its San Francisco, CA, location. As a premium boutique flower shop, she competes with national brands using paid online advertising. By...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Skaters Landing: Educate your Customers using Free Marketing

Skaters Landing is a national retailer and e-tailer of products and accessories for the skating industry. Although located in CT and MA, it uses free marketing online to teach customers from all...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Fuego Mundo: Interact with your Community using Free Marketing

Fuego Mundo creates a unique dining experience by bringing the flavors, spices, and culture of South America to Sandy Springs, GA. The restaurant uses social media to request feedback from its...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Lumus Construction: Engage Customers with a Website

Lumus Construction designs, constructs, and renovates public facilities, and specializes in renewable energy and fire mist prevention. It uses its website and online maps to both research projects...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Make My Cake: Display Imagery on your Website

Make My Cake is family owned and operated. It provides Harlem, NY, with great tasting baked goods in an intimate neighborhood setting. Its recent website redesign allows Make My Cake to display...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Salon Red: Establish your Online Presence

Salon Red provides a creative and compassionate salon environment in Decatur, GA. It excels in the services industry because it uses a website and local listings to help customers find its...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans

Following a disaster, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) partners with FEMA to help disaster survivors. The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Short Cut: Mainstream Global

Luis Enrique Yépez, Jr. from Mainstream Global, Inc., 2009 recipient of SBA's Phoenix Award for Disaster Recovery

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and increase...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery

SBA's disaster recovery program helped Mainstream Global, Inc., get back in business following a flood. Are you prepared? Do you have a preparedness plan to get your business up and running should...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and increase your company's efficiency? Improved communications technology for sharing information with employees and customers may...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA/Dell Strategies For Growth Preview

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and experts who know how to grow a small business. Real stories and topic-specific advice will help you...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Profiles of Success - Warren Brown, CakeLove

SBA Metro DC Small Business Person of the Year 2006 talks about his experiences.

Do you know your company's vulnerabilities, and have you developed contingency plans to ensure growth? As a...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Profiles of Success - Laurie Benson, Inacom

SBA National Women in Business Champion 2009 talks about her experiences.

Do you know your company's vulnerabilities, and have you developed contingency plans to ensure growth? As a small...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery - Short Cut: Trusted Mission Solutions

Grace Dittmar, SBA Metro DC Small Business Person of the Year 2008 discusses steps her company, Trusted Mission Solutions has taken.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery - Short Cut: Embolden

Ann-Marie Harrington, SBA Rhode Island Small Busines Person of the Year 2009, discusses the merits of Disaster Recovery planning.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery - Advice from an Expert

SBA Communication Specialists Alex Contreras, and Olivia Humilde
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and experts who know how to...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Marketing - Short Cut

Don Matzkin and Anthony Bracali, SBA e200 Participants, discuss their marketing efforts for Friday Architects/Planners, Inc.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Federal Contracting

The Federal government's goal is to award 23 percent of all Federal contracts to small businesses. That's hundreds of billions of dollars. Find out how to sell your high-quality goods and services...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Short Cut: CakeLove

Warren Brown, SBA Metro DC Small Business person of the Year 2006, shares how he's used online sales to grow CakeLove.

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Short Cut: ASSET Group

Jeanna Sellmeyer, SBA National Small Business Person of the Year 2009, discusses the importance of having a good website.

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Team Building - Short Cut

Mary Tappouni, SBA Florida Small Business Person of the Year 2009 discusses hiring techniques for Breaking Ground Contracting.

Very few persons succeed or fail by themselves. One of the...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Team Building - Advice from an Expert

Casey Willson, Retail Industry Manager, Maryland Small Business Development Center

Very few persons succeed or fail by themselves. One of the most powerful elements in creating success is a...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Team Building

Very few persons succeed or fail by themselves. One of the most powerful elements in creating success is a powerful team.
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Preparing for Growth

You've proved you have the guts, passion and commitment to turn your dream into a reality. Next steps: evaluate how your customers react to your products and how money moves through your business...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth - Welcome and Introduction

Karen G. Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, welcomes you to the SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Spanish PSA for Puerto Rico Vets and Military

Por más de cincuenta años, la Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios ha estado ayudando a crear empresas exitosas.

Veterano y militar, sé dueño de tu futuro y visítanos en W- W- W-...

Go to Video
Video Icon
COBRA Subsidy Information

Learn from IRS experts about the COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) and the difference between COBRA Subsidy and COBRA Continuation under the ARRA (American Recovery...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Disaster Preparedness Month 2009 Public Service Announcement

September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Karen G. Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers tips for businesses, homeowners and renters on how to be prepared for a...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Top 10 Business Tips

Hear from successful entrepreneurs whose tips will get you started and keep you growing.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you Delivering Success—...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Business Reality Check

Three entrepreneurs discuss how to anticipate change, and how they made changes keep their businesses viable.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Promoting & Growing Your Business

Three entrepreneurs describe how they found success through innovative ways to promote, market, and grow their businesses.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Preview

Discover how successful entrepreneurs met the challenges of small business ownership. Pick the topic that interests you or sit back and spend less than an hour viewing the entire series.

...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Planning & Research

Two entrepreneurs share the planning and research tools they've used to build success.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you Delivering Success—video...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Getting Started

How to overcome obstacles when starting a business. Two entrepreneurs discuss how a mentor can help you get your business off the ground, where to get help writing a business plan, and how to find...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Financing

Financing a small business can be one of the most challenging aspects of ownership. Discover how SBA-backed financing helped these entrepreneurs start their businesses.

The U.S. Small...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Marketing 101

Marketing is one of the most important aspects of business success.  Explore marketing techniques four entrepreneurs used to build their customer base.

The U.S. Small Business...

Go to Video
Media Type Title Description View Details
Chat Icon
FEATURED
Tips for Women Entrepreneurs Starting and Growing a Small Business

Are you a woman who is ready to start or expand your small business? Now is a good time to take that first step. In recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month, SBA will host a web chat...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
FEATURED
Business Opportunities for Young Women

Are you a young woman with tons of fresh ideas for a small business, but without a clue on how to get started? Find out how one woman started her own company when she was young, and how the SBA...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
FEATURED
Contracting with the Federal Government

Federal contracting opportunities for women have expanded, and now's a good time to take the steps towards doing business with the government. Learn how during this web chat with experts from the...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Getting Your Small Business Ready for the Tax Filing Season

Are you looking for tax savings strategies for your small business? Join SBA and the AICPA to get useful and practical information for minimizing your tax bill, and on tax provisions that my...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Holiday Marketing Tips & Ideas

With the holiday season just around the corner, get a head start with practical email and social media marketing tips and ideas. Learn how to boost your holiday marketing strategies, and get tips...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Finding Capital to Start your Small Business

Looking for information on how to get the money to start your small business? Join Pravina Raghavan from SBA's New York District Office, for tips on various resources.

Please post your...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Entrepreneur's Spotlight: Maintaining Business Success

Kathleen Devlin will share her story of perseverance and success with other entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners, and provide helpful insights on the successes and challenges of...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Small Business Exporting & Access to Credit

Does your business product or service have potential in an overseas market? Have you considered doing business globally? Exporting can be a means of substantially growing your business. Did you...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Contracting Opportunities & Surety Bonds

Are you looking to grow or expand your small business in the Federal Government marketplace? Does your small business need surety bonds to do public and private contracting?

Get answers to...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Small Business Start-Up -- Ask the Expert

Have you considered starting a business? Not sure about the right strategies to have in place to achieve success? Learn what it takes to start a business, where to go for information and...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Disaster Preparedness for Business Owners: An Inside View

June 1st marked the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and the SBA is urging small businesses to prepare before a disaster strikes by developing an emergency preparedness plan. Business owner...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Health Care and Small Business

The next SBA Web chat will center on the topic of 'Health Care and Small Business," to focus on how the Affordable Care Act will benefit small businesses, including new tax incentives and...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Cash Flow Management

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business and critical in its growth. Small businesses are hugely dependent on their cash flow, and must either cut costs or scramble to find alternative funding...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Regulatory Fairness: What Every Small Business Should Know

Small businesses can sometimes face excessive or unfair federal enforcement actions, like repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, threats, retaliation or some other unfair...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Expanding Your Business: What You Need To Know

Small businesses growth can mean the difference between failure and success. Careful planning is not only required when starting a business, but also when considering expansion. Are you looking...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Year-end Tax Essentials for Small Business Owners

As the end of 2010 draws near, business owners can learn more about year-end tax savings to help them prepare for the coming tax filing season. Did you know that there are tax deductions and...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Disaster Recovery for Homeowners and Businesses: An Inside View

In recent weeks thousands have experienced disaster first-hand, from hurricanes and heavy rains to floods, wind and fire. After a disaster hits, homeowners and businesses can face many challenges...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Growing a Home-Based Business: What You Need to Know

Boyd Wright knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful home-based business. Chat participants can get valuable insight from Wright and learn more about working out of your house, starting...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
SBA's New Federal Contract Program for Women - Part 2

SBA recognizes Women’s Small Business Month, and will revisit the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program. In February of this year, the SBA launched the WOSB Federal...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
SBA's New Federal Contract Program for Women - Part 1

Are you a woman business owner seeking federal contracts? Celebrate Women’s History Month and visit http://go.usa.gov/4BV to get information...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
New Year, New Business: How to Start it Right

If you are considering starting your own business this year, SBA can be valuable resource to help you find a mentor, improve your business skills and get training to help boost your ideas. SBA has...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Small Business Spring Clean: How to Keep Your Business Ideas Fresh

No matter how small or large, working to boost your business and brand can go a long way. It’s the time of year to fertilize and prune to spur new growth -- business growth. Do you have questions...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Ask the Expert: Women's Small Business Open Forum

In recognition of National Women’s History Month, SBA’s March web chat will feature an open forum on Women’s...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Growing Your Business Passion

Have you considered starting or growing your business? Are you wondering which strategies will lead you to success? Get practical tips from the owners of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Sauce during a...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Small Business Opportunities for Native Americans

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, SBA’s November web chat will highlight Native American small businesses. Chris James, Assistant Administrator, SBA's Office of Native...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Tax Essentials for Small Business Owners

With tax season around the corner, small business owners can prepare now with useful end of year tax tips. Join SBA and the AICPA web chat by posting your questions about year-end tax savings to...

Go to Archive
Media Type Title Description View Details
Training Icon
FEATURED
Strategic Planning

Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business. This course will explain why strategic planning is important and describe typical steps taken in the process....

Go to Course
Video Icon
FEATURED
SBA Local Assistance

SBA has many offices and resource partners that counsel, mentor and train small business owners and entrepreneurs. With offices located near you and assistance available online, this network can...

Go to Video
Chat Icon
FEATURED
Tips for Women Entrepreneurs Starting and Growing a Small Business

Are you a woman who is ready to start or expand your small business? Now is a good time to take that first step. In recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month, SBA will host a web chat...

Go to Archive
Training Icon
FEATURED
Savings Plans for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.

Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks,...

Go to Course
Chat Icon
FEATURED
Business Opportunities for Young Women

Are you a young woman with tons of fresh ideas for a small business, but without a clue on how to get started? Find out how one woman started her own company when she was young, and how the SBA...

Go to Archive
Video Icon
FEATURED
SBA Introduction

The U.S. Small Business Administration is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start up, succeed and grow in their business ventures.
 

Go to Video
Training Icon
FEATURED
Selling Your Business

This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of how to sell or close a business.

Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a...

Go to Course
Video Icon
FEATURED
HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 1

This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

Go to Video
Chat Icon
FEATURED
Contracting with the Federal Government

Federal contracting opportunities for women have expanded, and now's a good time to take the steps towards doing business with the government. Learn how during this web chat with experts from the...

Go to Archive
Training Icon
Young Entrepreneurs

This course introduces young entrepreneurs to the basics of creating and financing a successful business.  You will learn to evaluate your ideas, choose the best financing options and legally...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Jóvenes Emprendedores (Young Entrepreneurs - Spanish)

Este curso introduce a los jóvenes emprendedores a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de...

Go to Course
Video Icon
Business Resources for Veterans

From training programs to access to loans, learn about the various business resources available to veterans from the U.S. Small Business Administration in this short video.

Go to Video
Video Icon
An Introduction to SBA

3 C's and a D - featuring SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Go to Video
Training Icon
Buying a Business

This self-paced training provides an overview of the process of buying a business and provides resources to help you decide if buying a business is right for you. Topics include how and what to...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Finding and Attracting Investors

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to finding and attracting investors.

Topics include determining the need for outside financing, defining what an investor is and...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Financing Options for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business.

Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel...

Go to Course
Training Icon
HUBZone Mini-Primer - Understanding HUBZone Designations

This HUBZone Mini-Primer is about helping firms to better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they are located and how to find them. See the...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Business Development Growth for Native American Businesses.

Go to Course
Training Icon
How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

This course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response.   See the ...

Go to Course
Video Icon
SBA Disaster Assistance Program

In the wake of a disaster, SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations. Watch this short video to learn more about...

Go to Video
Training Icon
Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to Federal contracting opportunities for Veterans.

Topics include basic information about Veteran-owned businesses and opportunities,...

Go to Course
Video Icon
HUBZone Certification Program Webinar - Part 2

This video explains advanced concepts of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

Go to Video
Training Icon
Customer Service

This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to customer service and how it impacts your business

Topics include: Defining what good customer service is, implementing good customer...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business.

Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Small Business Contracting Emergency Acquisition Procedures

Guide for contracting officers and others to become more aware of emergency acquisition procedures.

Go to Course
Video Icon
How to Sell to the Federal Government as a Small Business

In this video, small business owners will learn how to sell their products or services to the federal government. 

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA's HUBZone Program

This short video describes SBA's HUBZone program which helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Export Express Loans from SBA

This short video describes SBA’s Export Express Program, a loan program designed to help small businesses achieve exporting success.

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA 504 Loan Program- Helping Businesses Grow and Create Jobs

This short video describes the SBA’s 504 Loan Program, a loan program designed to help small businesses purchase major fixed assets such as equipment or real estate.

Go to Video
Training Icon
Business Technology Simplified

These courses will cover some basic technology tools to help you run your business more efficiently.  Self-assessments will enable you test your knowledge of material covered in each course. Users...

Go to Series
Training Icon
Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Tribal Enterprise Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Business Guide for tribal enterprises regarding the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Go to Course
Training Icon
NHO Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

Provides an overview of the 8(a) Program for Hawaiian Native Corporations and NHO-owned businesses.

Go to Course
Training Icon
ANC Business Guide: 8(a) Business Development Program

This module is designed to inform and educate ANCs (Alaska Native Corporations) about the 8(a) Program.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Veteran Owned Small Business - Contracting Programs

This training module provides an overview of the key contracting programs that support veteran owned small businesses.  Specifically, it describes, explains and outlines the differences between...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the SBA’s online training course: An introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced training exercise as an overview...

Go to Course
Video Icon
How to Write a Business Plan

Interested in starting a business plan? Developing and maintaing your business plan is like your roadmap to entrepreneurial success. After you watch this short video that describes how to write a...

Go to Video
Training Icon
Disaster Recovery: A guide to SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs

This self-paced guide is designed to provide an overview of SBA’s assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations.

Go to Course
Video Icon
SBA Loans Explained

This short video describes the SBA's most popular loan program - 7(a) loans.

Go to Video
Training Icon
Pre-8(a) Business Development Program Training Series

Three part series about the 8(a) Business Development Program

Go to Series
Training Icon
Government Contracting 101

This series is designed to help small businesses understand how the government buys goods and services. There are three parts to this training program which is an overview of contracting basics...

Go to Series
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Advice from an Expert

Casey Willson, Retail Industry Manager, Maryland Small Business Development Center

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and increase your company's efficiency?...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Ruiz Foods, Dinuba, CA

Founded in 1964, Ruiz Foods is the top seller of frozen Mexican dishes in the United States.  Under the brand names of El Monterey and Tornados, it produces nearly 200 frozen Mexican foods.  Ruiz...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Entrepreneurial Spirit

Discover how passion and business coexist.  Learn what it takes to turn a passion into a business.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you Delivering...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business

Learn from IRS experts about what is a Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business, and who needs to file it.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Exporting Opportunities

Does your product have potential in an overseas market? Small businesses can compete with larger companies in the global marketplace. Plan for the extra effort it takes to bring your product to...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Marketing - Advice from an Expert

Casey Willson, Retail Industry Manager, Maryland Small Business Development Center
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and...

Go to Video
Chat Icon
Getting Your Small Business Ready for the Tax Filing Season

Are you looking for tax savings strategies for your small business? Join SBA and the AICPA to get useful and practical information for minimizing your tax bill, and on tax provisions that my...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Holiday Marketing Tips & Ideas

With the holiday season just around the corner, get a head start with practical email and social media marketing tips and ideas. Learn how to boost your holiday marketing strategies, and get tips...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Finding Capital to Start your Small Business

Looking for information on how to get the money to start your small business? Join Pravina Raghavan from SBA's New York District Office, for tips on various resources.

Please post your...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Entrepreneur's Spotlight: Maintaining Business Success

Kathleen Devlin will share her story of perseverance and success with other entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners, and provide helpful insights on the successes and challenges of...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Small Business Exporting & Access to Credit

Does your business product or service have potential in an overseas market? Have you considered doing business globally? Exporting can be a means of substantially growing your business. Did you...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Contracting Opportunities & Surety Bonds

Are you looking to grow or expand your small business in the Federal Government marketplace? Does your small business need surety bonds to do public and private contracting?

Get answers to...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Small Business Start-Up -- Ask the Expert

Have you considered starting a business? Not sure about the right strategies to have in place to achieve success? Learn what it takes to start a business, where to go for information and...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Disaster Preparedness for Business Owners: An Inside View

June 1st marked the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and the SBA is urging small businesses to prepare before a disaster strikes by developing an emergency preparedness plan. Business owner...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Health Care and Small Business

The next SBA Web chat will center on the topic of 'Health Care and Small Business," to focus on how the Affordable Care Act will benefit small businesses, including new tax incentives and...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Cash Flow Management

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business and critical in its growth. Small businesses are hugely dependent on their cash flow, and must either cut costs or scramble to find alternative funding...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Regulatory Fairness: What Every Small Business Should Know

Small businesses can sometimes face excessive or unfair federal enforcement actions, like repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, threats, retaliation or some other unfair...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Expanding Your Business: What You Need To Know

Small businesses growth can mean the difference between failure and success. Careful planning is not only required when starting a business, but also when considering expansion. Are you looking...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Year-end Tax Essentials for Small Business Owners

As the end of 2010 draws near, business owners can learn more about year-end tax savings to help them prepare for the coming tax filing season. Did you know that there are tax deductions and...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Disaster Recovery for Homeowners and Businesses: An Inside View

In recent weeks thousands have experienced disaster first-hand, from hurricanes and heavy rains to floods, wind and fire. After a disaster hits, homeowners and businesses can face many challenges...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Growing a Home-Based Business: What You Need to Know

Boyd Wright knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful home-based business. Chat participants can get valuable insight from Wright and learn more about working out of your house, starting...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
SBA's New Federal Contract Program for Women - Part 2

SBA recognizes Women’s Small Business Month, and will revisit the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program. In February of this year, the SBA launched the WOSB Federal...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
SBA's New Federal Contract Program for Women - Part 1

Are you a woman business owner seeking federal contracts? Celebrate Women’s History Month and visit http://go.usa.gov/4BV to get information...

Go to Archive
Video Icon
Humphry Slocombe: Promote using Free Online Marketing

Humphry Slocombe makes premium ice cream in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. With flavors such as Secret Breakfast and Pistachio-Bacon, it creates a vibrant social media following around...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Exporting Opportunities - Advice from an Expert

Toni Corsini, Regional Export Manager for the SBA Office of International Trade
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and experts...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Hiring and Developing Employees

Your employees can make or break your business.  Five successful entrepreneurs share what they have learned about hiring and developing employees.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and...

Go to Video
Training Icon
The Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative: Creating Jobs and Saving Homeowners Money

This course will provide an overview of the progress of the Recovery Through Retrofit initiative, the skills needed to make American.

Go to Course
Chat Icon
New Year, New Business: How to Start it Right

If you are considering starting your own business this year, SBA can be valuable resource to help you find a mentor, improve your business skills and get training to help boost your ideas. SBA has...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Small Business Spring Clean: How to Keep Your Business Ideas Fresh

No matter how small or large, working to boost your business and brand can go a long way. It’s the time of year to fertilize and prune to spur new growth -- business growth. Do you have questions...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Ask the Expert: Women's Small Business Open Forum

In recognition of National Women’s History Month, SBA’s March web chat will feature an open forum on Women’s...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Growing Your Business Passion

Have you considered starting or growing your business? Are you wondering which strategies will lead you to success? Get practical tips from the owners of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Sauce during a...

Go to Archive
Training Icon
Encore Entrepreneurs: An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business

This course is designed for individuals planning to start a business after earlier career endeavors.

Go to Course
Chat Icon
Small Business Opportunities for Native Americans

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, SBA’s November web chat will highlight Native American small businesses. Chris James, Assistant Administrator, SBA's Office of Native...

Go to Archive
Chat Icon
Tax Essentials for Small Business Owners

With tax season around the corner, small business owners can prepare now with useful end of year tax tips. Join SBA and the AICPA web chat by posting your questions about year-end tax savings to...

Go to Archive
Training Icon
Price Evaluation Preference - HUBZone Program Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about the price evaluation preference -- available for HUBZone firms.  It is intended for contracting officers and other contracting personnel, specific to the HUBZone program.  ...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Market Research - A Guide for Contracting Officers

This course is about market research. Specifically, understanding and using market research to find qualified small business vendors.   See the...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer

This course is designed to provide an overview of the Non‐Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.   See the...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Women Owned Small Business Program - A Primer for Contracting Officers

This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government...

Go to Course
Training Icon
The WOSB Advantage

This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.   See the Government Contracting Classroom for...

Go to Course
Training Icon
The HUBZone Primer - Eligibility & Certification Requirements

This course is about federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.  See the Government...

Go to Course
Video Icon
America's Best: Radio One, Inc., , Lanham, MD

Among the largest African-American owned and operated media corporations in the United States, Radio One was started by Catherine L. Hughes in 1980. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Gymboree Corporation, San Francisco, CA

Joan Barnes created Gymboree in 1976 as a place where moms and their children could play and exercise. Since then, it has become a giant corporation that includes almost 600 Gymboree retail...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Columbia Sportswear Company, Portland, OR

Rescued from near bankruptcy, Gert Boyle took over operations of Columbia, started by her parents, and turned it into a $1 billion company. The business received an SBA-backed loan for $15,000 in...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO

In 1979 the three founders, Neal Patterson, Cliff Illig and Paul Gorup, sat around a picnic table and decided to create a company. Today, Cerner Corporation is an industry leader in medical system...

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation, Port Washington, WI

Established in 1922, Allen Edmonds operates 32 retail stores in 17 states, and is among a small minority of companies continuing to produce the majority of their shoes domestically. Between 1979...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Construction Safety and OSHA Compliance

Learn how to recognize hazards and become familiar with OSHA standards and guidance information for construction employers and employees.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Recordkeeping

Learn from IRS experts about the best way to keep records for tax purposes.

Go to Video
Video Icon
What is Business Income?

Learn from IRS experts what qualifies as business income.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Home Office Deduction

Find out from IRS experts which expenses are deductible, and which are not, in a home office.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Using Electronic Payment for Federal Taxes

Learn about the IRS' Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) that helps small business easily pay taxes online.

Go to Video
Video Icon
IRS Resources for Small Business Owners

Learn from IRS experts about free resources available to every small business owner.

Go to Video
Video Icon
Backup Withholding for Form 1099-MISC

Learn from IRS experts about Backup Withholding for Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income.

Go to Video
Video Icon
America's Best: Series Preview

SBA and ADP® present America's Best: Their Stories, Their Ways. This trailer offers a glimpse into the inspiring personal experiences of successful entrepreneurs who are responsible for growing...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Where Will Your Next Customer Come From?

Small businesses looking to grow should look beyond the U.S. borders to find new customers. Learn about government resources to help you begin or expand exporting.

Go to Video
Video Icon
TCHO: Measure Results with Web Analytics

TCHO's start-up mentality, combined with its unique location on Pier 17 in San Francisco, CA, merges technology with chocolate production. It uses web analytics to constantly improve its website's...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Mandy Scott Flowers: Grow with Paid Online Advertising

Mandy Scott Flowers creates beautiful floral arrangements in its San Francisco, CA, location. As a premium boutique flower shop, she competes with national brands using paid online advertising. By...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Skaters Landing: Educate your Customers using Free Marketing

Skaters Landing is a national retailer and e-tailer of products and accessories for the skating industry. Although located in CT and MA, it uses free marketing online to teach customers from all...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Fuego Mundo: Interact with your Community using Free Marketing

Fuego Mundo creates a unique dining experience by bringing the flavors, spices, and culture of South America to Sandy Springs, GA. The restaurant uses social media to request feedback from its...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Lumus Construction: Engage Customers with a Website

Lumus Construction designs, constructs, and renovates public facilities, and specializes in renewable energy and fire mist prevention. It uses its website and online maps to both research projects...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Make My Cake: Display Imagery on your Website

Make My Cake is family owned and operated. It provides Harlem, NY, with great tasting baked goods in an intimate neighborhood setting. Its recent website redesign allows Make My Cake to display...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Salon Red: Establish your Online Presence

Salon Red provides a creative and compassionate salon environment in Decatur, GA. It excels in the services industry because it uses a website and local listings to help customers find its...

Go to Video
Training Icon
Take Your Business Global - An Introduction to Exporting

This course is  intended to be a guide for small businesses to help determine if exporting, as a business strategy, makes sense and whether the basic ingredients for export readiness are in-place...

Go to Course
Video Icon
SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans

Following a disaster, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) partners with FEMA to help disaster survivors. The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Short Cut: Mainstream Global

Luis Enrique Yépez, Jr. from Mainstream Global, Inc., 2009 recipient of SBA's Phoenix Award for Disaster Recovery

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and increase...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery

SBA's disaster recovery program helped Mainstream Global, Inc., get back in business following a flood. Are you prepared? Do you have a preparedness plan to get your business up and running should...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and increase your company's efficiency? Improved communications technology for sharing information with employees and customers may...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA/Dell Strategies For Growth Preview

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and experts who know how to grow a small business. Real stories and topic-specific advice will help you...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Profiles of Success - Warren Brown, CakeLove

SBA Metro DC Small Business Person of the Year 2006 talks about his experiences.

Do you know your company's vulnerabilities, and have you developed contingency plans to ensure growth? As a...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Profiles of Success - Laurie Benson, Inacom

SBA National Women in Business Champion 2009 talks about her experiences.

Do you know your company's vulnerabilities, and have you developed contingency plans to ensure growth? As a small...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery - Short Cut: Trusted Mission Solutions

Grace Dittmar, SBA Metro DC Small Business Person of the Year 2008 discusses steps her company, Trusted Mission Solutions has taken.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery - Short Cut: Embolden

Ann-Marie Harrington, SBA Rhode Island Small Busines Person of the Year 2009, discusses the merits of Disaster Recovery planning.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Disaster Recovery - Advice from an Expert

SBA Communication Specialists Alex Contreras, and Olivia Humilde
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews with successful entrepreneurs and experts who know how to...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Marketing - Short Cut

Don Matzkin and Anthony Bracali, SBA e200 Participants, discuss their marketing efforts for Friday Architects/Planners, Inc.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Federal Contracting

The Federal government's goal is to award 23 percent of all Federal contracts to small businesses. That's hundreds of billions of dollars. Find out how to sell your high-quality goods and services...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Short Cut: CakeLove

Warren Brown, SBA Metro DC Small Business person of the Year 2006, shares how he's used online sales to grow CakeLove.

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Technology and Growth - Short Cut: ASSET Group

Jeanna Sellmeyer, SBA National Small Business Person of the Year 2009, discusses the importance of having a good website.

Are you taking advantage of the latest technology to save time and...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Team Building - Short Cut

Mary Tappouni, SBA Florida Small Business Person of the Year 2009 discusses hiring techniques for Breaking Ground Contracting.

Very few persons succeed or fail by themselves. One of the...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Team Building - Advice from an Expert

Casey Willson, Retail Industry Manager, Maryland Small Business Development Center

Very few persons succeed or fail by themselves. One of the most powerful elements in creating success is a...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Team Building

Very few persons succeed or fail by themselves. One of the most powerful elements in creating success is a powerful team.
 
The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents interviews...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth: Preparing for Growth

You've proved you have the guts, passion and commitment to turn your dream into a reality. Next steps: evaluate how your customers react to your products and how money moves through your business...

Go to Video
Video Icon
Strategies for Growth - Welcome and Introduction

Karen G. Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, welcomes you to the SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series.

The SBA/Dell Strategies for Growth series presents...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Spanish PSA for Puerto Rico Vets and Military

Por más de cincuenta años, la Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios ha estado ayudando a crear empresas exitosas.

Veterano y militar, sé dueño de tu futuro y visítanos en W- W- W-...

Go to Video
Video Icon
COBRA Subsidy Information

Learn from IRS experts about the COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) and the difference between COBRA Subsidy and COBRA Continuation under the ARRA (American Recovery...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Disaster Preparedness Month 2009 Public Service Announcement

September is Disaster Preparedness Month. Karen G. Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers tips for businesses, homeowners and renters on how to be prepared for a...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Top 10 Business Tips

Hear from successful entrepreneurs whose tips will get you started and keep you growing.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you Delivering Success—...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Business Reality Check

Three entrepreneurs discuss how to anticipate change, and how they made changes keep their businesses viable.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Promoting & Growing Your Business

Three entrepreneurs describe how they found success through innovative ways to promote, market, and grow their businesses.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Preview

Discover how successful entrepreneurs met the challenges of small business ownership. Pick the topic that interests you or sit back and spend less than an hour viewing the entire series.

...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Planning & Research

Two entrepreneurs share the planning and research tools they've used to build success.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service bring you Delivering Success—video...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Getting Started

How to overcome obstacles when starting a business. Two entrepreneurs discuss how a mentor can help you get your business off the ground, where to get help writing a business plan, and how to find...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Financing

Financing a small business can be one of the most challenging aspects of ownership. Discover how SBA-backed financing helped these entrepreneurs start their businesses.

The U.S. Small...

Go to Video
Video Icon
SBA Delivering Success: Marketing 101

Marketing is one of the most important aspects of business success.  Explore marketing techniques four entrepreneurs used to build their customer base.

The U.S. Small Business...

Go to Video
Training Icon
Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts

This course is designed to provide an overview of federal contract procedures and describe how to seell to the government.   See the ...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Crime Prevention: A Guide for Small Businesses

The course is directed to small business owners who are concerned about crimes within and around their businesses. This module will help you become aware of how crime can affect your firm and...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Native American Business Primer

This course is designed to assist Native peoples who're thinking about starting a business, or who're in the early stages of starting a business.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Franchising

This self-paced training exercise presents an overview of franchising, as well as how to determine if franchising is right for you, and how to choose the right one.

Topics include defining...

Go to Course
Training Icon
How to Write a Business Plan

This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Introduction to Accounting

This course is designed to provide an overview of accounting.

Go to Course
Training Icon
Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of marketing. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

Go to Course
Training Icon
How to Prepare a Loan Package

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are...

Go to Course
Training Icon
Finance Primer: Guide to SBA Loan Guaranty Programs

This course is about financing a small business and SBA's loan guaranty programs. It is a practical course with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small firms who are...

Go to Course

Get Local Assistance

FIND RESOURCES