The SBA Web Site (www.sba.gov) is an important resource for small businesses. Here is some basic information about how to navigate it.
The Home Page directs you to choose one of five key topics, each with its own detailed information and extensive links, including: Starting Your Business; Financing Your Business; Growing and Managing Your Business; Business Opportunities; and Disaster Recovery. This section focuses only on the Financing Your Business section of the Web Site.
The Financing Your Business section is broken into several topics, each of which contains its own subtopics:
- Eligibility & Preparation
- Equity Capital
- SBA Partners
- Contract Surety Bonds
- SBA Loan Programs
- Special Purpose Loans
- Programs for the 7(a) Lender
- Special Interests
Each of these sections may prove helpful in determining which kind of SBA loan makes sense for your business.