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Thinking about starting a business of your own?

SBA offers a number of resources to help you get started or move to the next level.
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Blog | How to Give Your Local Business an Online Marketing Tune-up
If you operate a “local business”, don’t overlook the Internet as an important way to attract new customers and stay top of mind with existing customers or past customers.

Blog | Should You Buy A Franchise Right Out of College?
My knee-jerk answer to that question is no. I have several reasons why, and I’ll be sharing them in this article.

Blog | Where the rubber meets the road: Small businesses and Alzheimer’s research
If we hope to translate what we are learning about Alzheimer’s disease into health, safety, and emotional well-being benefits for Alzheimer’s patients and their families, then small businesses have a vital role in making that happen.


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Growing an Established Company

You have started your business and now you think you are ready to grow. How do you really know if you and your company are ready for the next step? This course will help you determine if a growth opportunity is right for you.
Webinars | Affordable Care Act 101
SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. The webinars begin at 2pm ET.
March 3 Register now
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April 28 Register now
Webinar | Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business
February 25, 2016 @ 2:00 – 3:15 PM ET

As part of America Saves Week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, in coordination with the Consumer Federation of America, is holding a webcast for small businesses and their service providers on the retirement savings options and the use of direct deposit for saving for retirement and more.
Learn practical information to help compare the employer-based options
The U.S. Department of the Treasury will discuss a new savings option – myRA
The Consumer Federation of America will focus on the use of direct deposit as a way to make saving easier
Register now
9th Annual SBA Export Lenders’ Roundtable

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 │12:30 – 5:00 PM
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade | Washington, DC

Given today’s strong dollar; small businesses increasingly need financing to offer extended terms and remain competitive—something that SBA’s Export working capital program can help support. In fact, SBA’s export loan programs are designed to help small business throughout their export development cycle. Please join us to:
Learn how to become an SBA Preferred Lender for Export Working Capital Loans up to $5 million with a full 90% guaranty
Receive updates on loan processing requirements
Review newly revised lenders guides for both the Export Express and Export Working Capital loan programs
And, provide your input on how SBA and other federal agencies can better support your customers and small business exporters in your community
To reserve your space today, please RSVP with name, title, lender, and address to: OIT@sba.gov