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SBA Initiatives

SBA is committed to helping small businesses in the US succeed. As such, several programs and laws have been sponsored that directly affect small business owners. Here, you can learn more about how legislation such as the Small Business Jobs Act and SBA initiatives such as the Emerging 200 program can help you and your business succeed.

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    Workplace Flexibility and Small Business

    A flexible workplace is a powerful management tool that can be used to accomplish work more efficiently while helping employees manage the demands of work and home.

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    Veterans Small Business Week

    SBA celebrates Veterans Small Business Week, November 2-6, 2015.

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    Made It In America

    Immigrants are twice as likely to start a business, they’re twice as likely to file a patent.

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    Startup in a Day

    The Startup in a Day initiative aims to make it easier for entrepreneurs to start a business by reducing the amount of time it takes to register and apply for permits and licenses on the local level.

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    ScaleUp America Initiative

    The SBA’s new ScaleUp America Initiative is designed to help small firms with high potential “scale up” and grow their businesses so that they will provide more jobs and have a greater economic...

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    LGBT Outreach

    The LGBT inclusion and outreach initiative aims to bring focus on economic empowerment in the LGBT business community providing access to SBA programs and services.

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    SupplierPay Initiative

    SupplierPay is a new partnership with the private sector to strengthen small businesses by increasing their working capital, so they can grow their businesses and hire more workers.

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    Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the...

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    SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative

    This training initiative focuses on businesses poised for growth in historically challenged, urban areas.

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    Clusters Initiative

    SBA is investing in regional clusters throughout the United States that span a variety of industries including energy, manufacturing, agriculture and advanced defense technologies.

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    7(j) Management and Technical Assistance...

    The mission of SBA's Office of Business Development (BD) is to administer the section 8(a) program, which offers business development assistance to eligible small government contractors.

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    Small Business Teaming Pilot Program

    The Small Business Teaming Pilot Program, managed by SBA’s Office of Government Contracting, is designed to enhance small businesses' ability to compete for federal contracting opportunities.

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    Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

    The Small Business Jobs Act aims to provide critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs.

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    Startup America

    The Startup America initiative aims to bring together innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and others to increase the prevalence and success of America’s entrepreneurs.

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    Council on Underserved Communities (CUC)

    The CUC provides SBA with input, advice and recommendations on strategies to help strengthen competiveness and sustainability for small businesses in underserved communities.

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    Dealer Floor Plan Financing Program

    The DFP Pilot gives SBA the ability to issue 7(a) loan guaranties to revolving lines of credit provided to retail dealers of titleable inventory.

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    Intermediary Lending Pilot

    Intermediary Lending Pilot Program is a three-year pilot program that provides direct loans to eligible non-profit intermediaries for the purpose of making small business loans of up to $200,000.

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    Greening SBA

    Find out what SBA is doing to make the agency more environmentally sustainable.