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.

  • ONBOARD (Open Network for Board Diversity)

    This initiative aims to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups on corporate boards and C-suites of high growth small businesses, particularly those in which Small Business...

  • Partnerships for Lending in Underserved...

    The PLUM Initiative is a two-year pilot committed to developing straightforward, common-sense approaches to reducing barriers to capital, creating economic opportunities, and improving lending to...

  • Small Business Technology Coalition

    The SBTC is committed to helping small businesses leverage technology as a core driver of growth and differentiation.

  • State of Entrepreneurship

    SBA's 2016 State of Entrepreneurship Address

  • 2016 State of the Union Address

    The 2016 State of the Union address took place on January 12 at 9pm ET

  • Military Spouses

    Military spouses make great entrepreneurs, and small business ownership can be a transportable, flexible vocation that supports a military career.

  • 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.

  • Veterans Small Business Week

    SBA celebrates Veterans Small Business Week, October 31 - November 4, 2016.

  • Made It In America

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 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...

  • SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative

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

  • Clusters Initiative

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is investing in regional innovation clusters throughout the US that span a variety of industries, ranging from energy and manufacturing to advanced defense...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Greening SBA

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