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Information and Resources for New Mentors and Advisors

7(a) Loan Program Introduction

This short introduction to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program will help you understand how 7(a) loans help small business owners, including the SBA's role in guaranteeing these loans.

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Lender Match

SBA's Lender Match connects entrepreneurs or small business owners with SBA Lenders from all our major loan programs. This page is where you'll find downloadable fact sheets and other information.

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Government Contracting Overview

This document will give you a brief overview of contracting with the federal government.

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Applications, Checklists, and How To Guides

Disaster Loan Application

If you are in a declared disaster area and have suffered any disaster related damage you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

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7(a) Loan Application Checklist

Once a business has decided to apply for a loan guaranteed by the SBA, it will need to collect the appropriate documents for application. Use the checklist below to ensure the business has everything the lender will ask for to complete the application. Once the loan package is complete, the lender will submit it to the SBA.

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Finding Government Contracting Opportunities

Contracting with the federal government can be a great way to get steady business, but finding those opportunities can be difficult. This resource will show you the various ways small businesses can start doing business with the government.

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