Many Small Business Owners Not Using the SBA

Too many small businesses are not using the FREE resources of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

As described on its Web site:

“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.”

Given the above, why do so many firms underutilize the SBA?

Consider these observations from  Shubhomita Bose, reporting for Small Business Trends:

“While almost all small businesses require financing at some point, few are using the resources available to them. This surprising insight comes from a new survey conducted by Fundera, a small business lending marketplace. The report found 80 percent of small business owners have never set foot in their Small Business Administration branch, an agency that specifically caters to their needs.”

Click the image to read more from Bose.


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