The SBA Community site provides open, publicly accessible forums and communication tools for entrepreneurs and
small business owners to learn, share, and discuss practical solutions to everyday business problems with each
other, industry experts, and experts at government agencies.
By registering as a member of the SBA Community, users may post to forums, blogs, and use other online resources
for sharing information with other members. They may also share information about themselves and their businesses
in their user profile.
These member-contributed resources and user profiles are moderated by the SBA team, which includes employees and
contractors of the U.S. Small Business Administration and partner agencies.
All member-contributed resources and user profiles are post moderated by the SBA team. Any contribution that does
not meet these rules of conduct will be removed.
Community members may create personalized profiles, and opt to include personal identifiable information about
themselves to everyone who visits the SBA website or select members of the community. By default any information
you supply about yourself is hidden. You may change who can view your personal profile or portions of your profile.
Except where noted above, the content of personal profiles is subject to the same Rules of Conduct as the forums,
blogs and other member-contributed content.
Occasionally, the SBA team will invite guest bloggers from industry and government to contribute their expertise.
Please read the disclaimer below concerning the views expressed in contributions from guest contributors.
The SBA Community is moderated by the SBA team, which includes employees and contractors of the U.S. Small
Business Administration and partner agencies. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are
welcome at any time. Given the need to manage Federal resources effectively, however, we will generally review
comments and contributions from 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. We will read and respond
to comments submitted after hours, on weekends, or on holidays as early as possible the next business day.
The privacy of users and members of the Community is very important, and we encourage you to read the SBA Privacy
Except when specifically noted, any views or opinions expressed on the SBA Community forums, blogs or
member-contributed resources are those of the individual contributors. The views and posted comments do not
necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Small Business Administration, partner agencies, or the Federal government.
Information on the SBA Community site is provided as a service to the Internet community, and does not constitute
legal advice. SBA aims to provide quality and accurate information, but we make no claims, promises or guarantees
about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to by SBA on the Community
site. The SBA does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and we do not endorse the views they
express or the products/services they offer. The SBA cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained
in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. The SBA is not
responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites. The SBA does not guarantee that outside websites
comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act. Since laws and regulations change
frequently, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
This document was last updated on January 26, 2011.