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Small Business Resources

To help you learn more about small business, listed below are an assortment of resource types.

  • Office of Small Business Program Brochure
  • Small Business Set-Aside Programs
    An overview of the requirements and components of the various set-aside programs and the statutory and regulatory language authorizing the various set-aside programs.
  • Marketing Tips Guide
    For additional information on marketing to DHA, download the marketing tips guide.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Programs for SBA Programs for Veterans
    SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities.
  • Veteran Assistance Programs
    Learn about federal programs that help veteran-owned small businesses access federal contract awards and surplus personal property.
  • SBA Disaster Assistance
    The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
  • APEX Accelerators (formerly known as PTACs)
    Doing business with the government is a big step to growing your business. APEX Accelerators provide local, in-person counseling and training services for you, the small business owner. They are designed to provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments. 
  • Small Business Guide
    Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.
  • Small Business Resource Guide National Spring Edition 2022
    A guide to SBA resources for starting and growing your business.
  • USASPENDING
    USAspending.gov is the official source for spending data for the U.S. Government. Its mission is to show the American public what the federal government spends every year and how it spends the money. You can follow the money from the Congressional appropriations to the federal agencies and down to local communities and businesses.

Small Business Organizations

  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
    SBDCs provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector; the educational community; and federal, state, and local governments; and is an integral component of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services.
  • SCORE
    SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business," is a resource partner of the SBA dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. There are more than 12,400 SCORE volunteers in 364 chapters operating in over 800 locations who assist small businesses with business counseling and training. SCORE also operates an active online counseling initiative at www.score.org.
  • Women's Business Centers (WBCs)
    Women's Business Centers represent a national network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to assist women start and grow small businesses. WBCs operate with the mission to "even the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business.
  • SBA District Offices
    Find your state and local SBA district office.
Last Updated: January 27, 2023
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