U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
U.S. Small Business Administration Website
SBA is an independent agency of the federal government that helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. SBA provides support to small business and small-business owners across the nation by providing access to capital, contracts and counseling through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.
Loan Program Webpage
Access to capital is essential for the acceleration of entrepreneurship and for small business growth. Responding to those needs, SBA sponsors a variety of loan programs that are customized to match specific business needs. SBA does not serve as a direct lender, rather partners with private lenders and provides various levels of loan guarantees to improve capital access. For information on these several loan programs-such as the maximum dollar amounts available, allowable uses of loan proceeds, terms and conditions- visit link to the web address noted above.