In Partnership with the self-employed, small business and entrepreneurs since 1982
Network of Supported Organizations
We have worked closely and built relationships with several professional organizations across the years who believe in serving the business community as much as we do. Establishing these relationships has expanded the number of resources and tools we are able to offer our NBA members.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
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 businesses.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteers and 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. They offer a wide range of services to established and budding business owners alike, including: mentoring, webinars and courses on demand, library of online services, and local events.
America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
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.
My Own Business Institute (MOBI) Santa Clara University
The mission at My Own Business Institute (MOBI) is to start businesses that create jobs by providing training and resources to entrepreneurs around the world. MOBI’s popular online courses teach new entrepreneurs how to start a business and experienced entrepreneurs how to grow a business.
Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW)
The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women educates and empowers women around the world economically, socially and politically. IEEW does this through its signature PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program, which uses a four-pronged approach focused on in-country education in Afghanistan and Rwanda, US-based Leadership Development, mentorship with American women and men, and paying it forward in local communities.
The Northwood academic community welcomes individuals with distinctive talents and the potential to make a difference through a life well spent. Through purposeful programming and course offerings they develop individuals who: can explain their personal values; appreciate the aesthetic, creative and spiritual elements of life; seek lifelong education; are effective self-evaluators and action-oriented. These attributes encompass the holistic approach to develop the future leaders of a global free-enterprise society.
IRS Tax Outreach, Partnership and Education (TOPE)
The Tax Outreach, Partnership and Education (TOPE) team promotes understanding of the IRS’ mission and goals, promotes two-way dialogue, builds relationships with the tax professional community, government agencies, businesses and groups outside the tax community. TOPE’s overriding goal is to help taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities by increasing accessibility to their resources.