National Business Association believes these free, taxpayer funded Resources, provide valuable information and tools to assist the Self-Employed and Small Business Community in attaining long-term success.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream.  SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small Business.

SBA – Financial Assistance

Loans – Start or expand your business with loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration. Use Lender Match to find lenders that offer loans for your business.

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SBA Guaranteed Loans – Is an SBA Loan Right for You? The Quick Guide

This eGuide provided by SCORE is designed to give you an overview of the SBA loan programs to help you decide if an SBA loan may be right for your business. Download eGuide provided by SCORE

Investment Capital – Find an investor for your business through a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) licensed by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Find Investors – Click Here

Disaster Assistance – The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Get help after disasters – Click Here

Surety Bonds – The Small Business Administration (SBA) guarantees bid, performance, and payment surety bonds issued by certain surety companies.

Find Authorized Agents – Click Here

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SCORE Association – Counselors to America’s Small Business

SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, SCORE has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

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Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC)

AWBC is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998.  The AWBC works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of over 100 Women’s Business Centers ( Our vision is to be the leading advocate for the national network of Women’s Business Centers and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of female entrepreneurs.

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America’s Small Business Development Centers

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses.

Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of topics. Learn more about how SBDCs are helping local businesses start, grow and thrive.

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North Texas Small Business Development Center Network - NTSBDC

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is currently the largest management assistance program serving the business sector in the United States.

An SBDC conducts research, counsels and trains business people in managing, financing and operating small businesses, providing comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. Each SBDC encourages unique local efforts to meet small business needs in its area.

It is the philosophical approach of the SBDC to guide and train the client in the areas of assistance required, rather than doing the work for them. Any present or prospective business owner is eligible for SBDC management and technical advising at no charge.

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North Texas Small Business Development Center’s Frequently Asked Questions:

Business Startup – FAQ
Financial – FAQ
Legal & Tax – FAQ

The North Texas SBDC in Colin County has several Templates and Documents to Assist in your Business Growth

Visit Colin SBDC to Download


Start-Up Expense Calculator
Excel spreadsheet that will help assess how much money will be needed to start the business

Feasibility Comparison
Is it the right idea for you? Does the business idea have a market? How many competitors are in that market? How much money will be needed to finance the start-up?

Competitive Analysis
This document will help you find the uniqueness of your business

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Montana - SBDC

Our mission is to provide tools and guidance to help small businesses succeed.

North Dakota – SBDC

Helps North Dakotans to start, manage, and grow their businesses.

South Dakota – SBDC

Start, grow, and improve your business in South Dakota. We can help!

Oklahoma - SBDC

Provides confidential, high quality, no cost entrepreneurial and small business management advising in order to help Oklahomans start and grow businesses.

Wyoming - SBDC - Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs

Armed with first-hand small business experience, our expert small business advisors are located throughout the state to bring you no-cost, confidential assistance.

Citizens Bank of Edmund, OK

Citizens Bank of Edmund Celebrates 120 Years of Serving the Edmund Community. For Complete Info – Visit

Citizen’s RISE – A Retail Incubator for the Shopkeeper Experience. Whether you’re an established shop wanting to test a different market or a new local concept ready to launch, Citizens RISE can help. Visit Rise

Heard on Hurd – A street festival in downtown Edmond powered by Citizens Bank of Edmond that features more than 60 retail and food vendors and 3 local, live performing artists! Visit Heard on Hurd