SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses.
SBA District Offices offer counseling, training and business development specialists to help you start and grow your business.
SCORE is a nonprofit association comprised of over 13,000 volunteer business counselors, advisors, and mentors who offer free counseling and mentoring throughout the U.S. and its territories.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities aimed at providing educational services to small business owners.
Women's Business Centers (WBCs) represent a national network of educational centers designed to assist women to start and grow small businesses.
U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) are designed to provide export assistance and make worldwide commerce achievable for your small- or medium-sized business.
Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) are designed to provide entrepreneurial development services and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
Certified Development Companies (CDCs) are nonprofit corporations certified and regulated by the SBA which work with participating lenders to provide financing to small businesses.
SBA Disaster Field Offices offer counseling and financial assistance to those who are rebuilding their homes and businesses after natural disasters.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments.
To further the mission of helping small businesses succeed, SBA has established offices across the country.
- Region I
SBA New England - Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
- Region II
SBA Atlantic - Serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and The U.S. Virgin Islands
- Region III
SBA Mid-Atlantic - Serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia
- Region IV
SBA Southeast - Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
- Region V
SBA Great Lakes - Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
- Region VI
SBA South Central - Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
- Region VII
SBA Great Plains - Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
- Region VIII
SBA Rocky Mountains - Serving Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
- Region IX
SBA Pacific - Serving Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada
- Region X
SBA Pacific Northwest - Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington