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. 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. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Find your local SBA office.
The SBIR Online Tutorials features courses designed to help interested parties learn more about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs. From learning the nuances of each agency's programs to figuring out how to calculate indirect rates, the Online Tutorials covers all of the bases within the application process for federal funding.
America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of America’s nationwide network of SBDCs is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to the local SBDC office for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training.
SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. Visit your local SCORE office.
Ninety-eight Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs. Find a local PTAC near you.
The Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC) is a national non-profit 501(cX3) organization founded in 1998. The AWBC works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of over 100 Women's Business Centers (WBC). WBCs help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to over 140,000 women entrepreneurs each year in every state in the union. Find a local WBC near you.
Whether you’ve owned a business for years or you just had a brilliant idea in the shower, Alice is here to help you start and grow your company. Alice works by matching you with opportunities, locally and online, that will help you start and grow a business. Put Alice to work for you today by joining the Military Connected Business Owners community and creating your profile. Note: It is EXTREMELY important that you share your goals and needs. Alice does her best work by knowing as much about your business needs as possible.
TX Veterans Network is making our country stronger by empowering veterans upon returning home from active duty military, and accelerating the transition from military to civilian life. Partnered with Combined Arms, this partnership streamlines the process for state agencies to connect veterans and their families with a network of services ranging from employment to healthcare and education. Their vision is to "serve our communities effectively...to help achieve a higher level of accountability, efficiency, and collaboration so that no veteran falls through the cracks."
Oklahoma Commerce helps veteran entrepreneurs by providing gathered resources from across the state to help guide business ideas from inception to implementation. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce also serves as an initial point of contact for established and aspiring business owners in OK by providing information on starting a business, organizations that assist small businesses and other common questions related to small business ownership.
Are you interested in starting a small business in Arkansas? The Arkansas State Government has a great site that will walk you through a few simple questions and will produce a customized business action plan for you. The Arkansas Secretary of State has also compiled the top resources that can help you start, run or manage your business including a guide to Doing Business in Arkansas.
Veterans Business Network allows you to find and connect with Veteran Business both big and small. Join VBN's veteran-owned business marketplace and with your FREE membership, you'll gain access to business advice, other veteran-owned businesses, help with promoting your business, events, articles and a supportive community of people who have been in your shoes, and still are!
UTAVBOC has collaborated with Govology, an online support community for small businesses pursuing government contracting opportunities by connecting them with trusted knowledge, resources, experts, and support so that they may learn, prepare, connect, and win. Govology offers a vast library of resources including on- demand courses, and live webinars. Contact our office to receive complimentary access to this exclusive content! 817-272-6789
Farmer Veteran Coalition is the nation's largest nonprofit organization assisting veterans- and currently serving members- of the Armed Forces to help them transition from military service to a career in agriculture.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has created a new and free, digital online learning platform to assist nearly 13 million women entrepreneurs. Ascent is packed with in-depth information to help you grow your business through exercises and tools, chats, infographics, videos, discussions and much more! Get connected today for free!
UTA Community Navigator (UTAComNav) was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to support its Community Navigator Pilot Program and will specifically work with IVMF in support of the veteran community through the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). UTAComNav is committed to ensuring that Texas veteran-owned small businesses receive the support they need to access federal relief programs that can help them weather the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with a mission to provide support to Veterans located in the state of Texas with entrepreneurship education, specifically small business technical assistance, loan preparation, access to capital/capital readiness, financial literacy tools and funding resources. Learn more
The National Diversity Veteran Small Business Programs align Veteran, Diversity, and Small Business products and service Suppliers with the Private and Public sector Buying Organizations. Their mission is to build stronger diverse small businesses through technology that automates and streamlines business processes, providing increased revenue opportunities and scalability to compete within large Private Enterprise and Public Sector accounts. Learn more
VIP is a program by veterans for veterans to equip veterans to win in the government contracting marketplace. VIP offers five accelerator training programs for owners, principals, and C‐level executives of VOSB/SDVOSBs that specifically address the complexities of federal procurement. These trainings are designed to teach veteran-owned small businesses how to increase their ability to both win and manage government contracts. VIP graduates receive mentorship opportunities and exclusive contracting opportunities and attend continuing education events specifically designed for VIP Graduates. Learn more!