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SBA Offices and Resource Partners

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses.

Women's Business Centers

The SCORE Association, supported by SBA, is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories.

SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. Here are some of the ways you can connect with SCORE and get free business advice:

  • Email a mentor: Choose a mentor online and get answers to your business questions virtually
  • Visit Your Local SCORE Office: Make an appointment with a mentor for in-person advice or attend a business workshop
  • Online Workshops: Participate in free, online workshops or register for small business webinars
  • E-Newsletters: Subscribe to SCORE’s e-Newsletters and get free business tips and read interviews with small business experts


More about SCORE

  • There are hundreds of SCORE chapters in urban, suburban and rural communities
  • SCORE was formed in 1964 and millions of Americans have used SCORE services
  • SCORE can help if you are trying to start a business or if you need help with your existing business


Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with SBA.

SBDC advisors provide aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.

With dozens of host networks branching out with hundreds of service delivery points throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands, SBDC assistance is available virtually anywhere.

Women's Business Centers (WBCs) represent a national network of nearly 100 educational centers throughout the United States and its territories, which are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. WBCs seek to "level the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.

SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) oversees the WBC network, which provides entrepreneurs (especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged) comprehensive training and counseling on a variety of topics in several languages.

Doing business with the government is a big step to growing your business. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide local, in-person counseling and training services for you, the small business owner. They are designed to provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments. PTAC services are available either free of charge, or at a nominal cost. PTACs are part of the Procurement Technical Assistance Program, which is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency.

What can a PTAC do for you?

Determine if your business is ready for government contracting Pursuing government contracts is a challenge, and can be burden for your company if you do not have the resources to handle a contract. A PTAC representative can sit with you one-on-one and determine if your business is ready, and help position you for success.

Help you register in the proper places There are numerous databases to register with to get involved with the government marketplace, including the Department of Defense’s System for Award Management (SAM), GSA Schedules, and other government vendor sites. A PTAC representative can help you determine where and how to register.

See if you are eligible in any small business certifications Some government contracts are set aside for certain businesses with special certifications, such as woman-owned, small disadvantaged businesses and HUBZone. A PTAC representative can help you obtain these certifications.

Research past contract opportunities A PTAC representative can look into past contracts to see what types of contracts have been awarded to businesses like yours.

In addition, a PTAC can help you identify and bid on a contract, and if you are awarded the contract, measure your performance and help with contract audits.

The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business. The SBA has 15 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).

Read more about Veterans Business Outreach Centers and their areas of coverage.

Exporting can enable small businesses to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations. If you're ready to explore exporting, Export Assistance Centers, located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, can help.

Each U.S. Export Assistance Center is staffed by professionals from one or more of the following: SBA, Department of Commerce, Export-Import Bank and other public and private organizations. Together, their mission is to help small and medium sized businesses compete in today's global marketplace by providing export assistance.

These U.S. Export Assistance Centers have SBA representatives who are available to help you with all of your SBA export financing needs: Arlington, VA, Atlanta, GA; ; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Irvine, CA; ; Los Angeles, CA; ; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO

Certified Development Companies (CDCs) are nonprofit corporations certified and regulated by the SBA, that work with participating lenders to provide financing to small businesses. There are 270 CDCs nationwide, each covering a specific geographic area.

To find your nearest CDC, enter your zip code in our Local Asssistance tool and select "Certified Development Company" in the "Refine by Partner" section on the left.

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New Mexico

221 N. Main Suite 104 A
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575-541-1583
Fax: 575-647-5524

New Mexico

4001 Southern Blvd SE Suite B
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: 505-892-1238
Fax: 505-892-6157
WESST - Rio Rancho

New Mexico

500 N Main Street Suite 700
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 505-624-9850

New Mexico

3900 Paseo del Sol Suite 322A
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505-988-5030

New York

2488 Grand Concourse Suite 321
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-933-7466 or 7479

New York

80 Jamaica Avenue 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: 718-385-6700 x24

New York

85 South Oxford Street 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-624-9115

New York

2365 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-888-8285

New York

120-55 Queens Blvd. Suite 309
Jamaica, NY 11424
Phone: 718-263-0546

New York

2610 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-443-8634 or 8693

New York

200 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-733-9848

New York

1133 Westchester Avenue Suite N220
West Harrison, NY 10604
Phone: 914-948-6098

North Carolina

114 West Parrish Street 4th Floor
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-956-8889

North Carolina

230 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: 910-323-3377 x30
Fax: 910-483-4914

North Dakota

3333 East Broadway Suite 1219
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-223-0707


1655 Old Leonard Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219-2541
Phone: 614-732-0895


2912 Enterprise Blvd
Durant, OK 74701
Phone: 800-658-2823
Women's Business Center at REI - Durant/Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc.


218 East Main St. Suite 305
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 800-658-2823


43 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-896-5087


1315 Walnut Street Suite 1116
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Puerto Rico

Avenida Ponce de Leon, Parada 26 1/2 Calle Los Rosales Esquina San Antonio
San Juan, PR 00914-0383
Phone: 787-726-7045
Fax: 787-726-6550

Rhode Island

132 George M. Cohan Blvd 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-277 0800 X308

South Carolina

129 Cannon St.
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-763-7333

South Dakota

1200 University Unit 9511
Spearfish, SD 57799
Phone: 602-642-6435


1105 East 10th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 423-648-9251


201 Venture Circle
Nashville, TN 37228
Southeast Community Capital Corporation dba Pathway Lending


5407 N. IH35 Suite 200
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512-928-8010 x102


2314 W. University Drive Suite 230
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956-618-2800 x2828


2401 E Missouri
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915-566-4066


9800 Northwest Freeway Suite 120
Houston, TX 77018
Phone: 713-681-9232
Women���s Business Enterprise Alliance