U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA is the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government. It empowers entrepreneurs with the support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover after a disaster.

About

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Product Development

  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactJessica Mayle
Address500 W. Madison, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone(312) 353-4528