U.S. SBA

Create a Business Plan
A business plan can serve as a road map for future success and is essential to obtaining financing. This step-by-step tool will guide you through the process of creating a basic, downloadable business plan at your own pace.

Get Online Training
Find self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help you learn about the many aspects of business ownership. You can also sort your selections by content type and topic.

Get Local Assistance
Find free, in-person professional business counseling, mentoring and training from an SBA Direct Office, SCORE chapter, Small Business Development Center or other SBA resource partner near you.

Find Events
SBA and resource partners host hundreds of training seminars and workshops throughout the country to help you start, manage and grow your business. Find training events near you with the Events Calendar.

Qualify for Government Contracts
Find out if your business is considered “small” by government, which may allow you to take advantage of valuable contracting opportunities reserved for small businesses.

Size Up
If you are a small business owner, you need to know how your business stacks up with the competition in order to succeed.