SBA provides counseling and training for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs through a variety of partner organizations.
What kind of help do you need?
Read on to discover which resource best suits your needs. If you're still not sure, your SBA District Office can help you decide.
Community Navigators are a network of community organizations with ties to smaller, local organizations that can assist small businesses to understand and access SBA resources.
SCORE business mentors
SCORE’s volunteer, expert mentors offer area-specific advice on an ongoing basis. SCORE provides a wide range of services including training, webinars, online workshops, courses on demand, and a library of online resources.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
SBDCs provide counseling and training to small businesses, including working with SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.
Veteran's Business Outreach Centers (VBOC)
VBOCs provide business training, counseling, and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.
Women's Business Centers (WBC)
WBCs provide free to low-cost counseling and training to assist women in starting and growing small businesses, as well as introducing them to resources specifically available to women-owned businesses.
APEX Accelerators/Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
APEX Accelerators (formerly known as PTACs) focus on building a strong, sustainable, and resilient U.S. supply chain by assisting a wide range of businesses to pursue contracts with federal agencies, state, and local governments and with government prime contractors.
U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEAC)
Located in metropolitan areas throughout the country, USEACs provide counseling and a variety of products and services to support American small businesses who want to compete globally by exporting their products and services.