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BUS 365 -- Small Business Management: Small Business Administration

Mission

"The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam."

Market Research & Competitive Analysis

The SBA produces a Business Guide to help you plan your business. Click the link below to locate free statistics to help with your market research and competitive analysis.

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan/market-research-competitive-analysis

 

Write Your Business Plan

The SBA includes information and tips to help you write a business plan.

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan/write-your-business-plan-template

Calculate Your Startup Costs

The SBA provides tools to help you calculate startup costs, expenses and develop a financial picture for your business.

https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan/calculate-startup-costs-small-business