The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

Trade Association of Certified Development Companies. Benefits of membership in NADCO include Exclusive access to training, SOP and regulatory materials. View the NADCO site map for a list of members-only items; Effective advocacy with Congress and the SBA; Member rates at industry conferences and events; Free webinars on regulations, SOPs and compliance information; Member rates for training in credit risk analysis, closing, servicing and liquidation; In-person events with federal officials and industry stakeholders; and, Marketing opportunities and support including exclusive opportunities with commercial real estate brokers and small business owners.

Trade association of lenders offering government guaranteed (primarily, SBA) loans. As per NAGGL, “Leaders take action. They are decisive and confident, and therefore successful in accomplishing their goals. Over NAGGL's more than 30 years of existence, it has displayed these traits in seeking the good of the 7(a) program and those who depend on it. NAGGL serves the needs and represent the interests of the small business lending community that utilizes SBA business loan programs. NAGGL's leadership milestones began in 1984 and continue today.”

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

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