The Small Business Administration (SBA), created in 1953, is the only independent agency of the federal government with the sole mission of assisting small businesses to start, grow and prosper. SBA offers loan guaranty programs that enable the small business exporter to obtain working capital to finance pre- and post- shipment needs, increase global competitiveness, enhance their ability to export a product or service and financing for acquisition of long term fixed assets.
SBA delivers its export loan programs through a network of SBA Regional Managers located in U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the country. More information on SBA’s assistance to U.S. small business exporters can be found on the International Trade section of their web site.
SBA also has a national network of field offices and resource partners that provide counseling for small businesses that are new to exporting as well as those that have conducted international trade transactions.