U.S. Small Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

About

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Services Provided

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Microloans
  • Loans
  • Debt Funding
  • Crowdfunding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Bonding
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities

Marketing and Sales

  • Website Development
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Feasibility Studies
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Advertising/Brochure Design

Mentoring

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

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General
  • International Trade
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Demographically Based
  • Home Based

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Classes
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business

Technical Assistance

  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development
  • Design Services
  • Commercialization
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Training and Education

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Tammie Clendenning
Address
310 W. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 580W
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Website
www.sba.gov