Oversight and advocacy
These SBA offices promote and defend the interests of small businesses.
AdvocacyThe Office of Advocacy is the independent voice for small business in the federal government.
Hearings and appealsThe Office of Hearings and Appeals provides an independent, quasi-judicial appeal of certain SBA program decisions.
Inspector GeneralThe Office of Inspector General provides independent oversight to improve the accountability of SBA.
OmbudsmanThe Ombudsman assists small businesses that experience unfair federal regulatory enforcement actions.