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Resource Guide

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Small Business U.S. Small Business Administration • St. Louis Edition

Celebrating a Resource Partner Milestone page 10 PAGE 11

Counseling

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Capital

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Contracting

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Publishers of Small Business Resource Advertising Phone: 863-294-2812 • 800-274-2812 Fax: 863-299-3909 • www.sbaguides.com

2017 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

FEATURES

8 Introduction

8 Acting District Director’s Message

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Feature Article Celebrating a Resource Partner Milestone

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Counseling Getting Help to Start Up, Market and 11 14 15 17 18 19

Manage Your Business SBA Resource Partners SBA’s Learning Center Reaching Underserved Communities Serving Those Who Served Our Country Are You Right for Small Business Ownership? Writing a Business Plan

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Capital  Financing Options to Start or Grow Your Business 20 SBA Business Loans 22 What to Take to the Lender 29 Surety Bond Guarantee Program 29 Small Business Investment Company Program

On the Cover: Hot Dogs El Unico Julio and Veronica Cervantes, Owners 1702 N. Imperial Avenue El Centro, CA 92243 760-556-5422 See story on page 35.

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29 Small Business Innovation Research Program 30 Small Business Technology Transfer Program 32 SBA Loan Program Chart 34 SBA Lenders Program Chart

Staff President/CEO Joe Jensen

[email protected]

English/Spanish Small Business Resource Advertising Nicky Roberts [email protected] Martha Theriault [email protected] Kenna Rogers [email protected] Production Diane Traylor

[email protected]

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SBA’s Marketing Office:

Contracts 36 How Government Contracting Works 37 SBA Contracting Programs 40 Getting Started in Contracting

Director of Marketing Paula Panissidi [email protected]

Contracting Applying for Government

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Disaster Assistance Knowing the Types of Assistance

Available for Recovery

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Advocacy and Ombudsman  Watching Out for Small Business Interests

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Additional Resources Taking Care of Start Up Logistics 48 Business Organization: Choosing your Structure

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Other Assistance Lender Listing



The Small Business Resource Guide is published under the direction of SBA’s Office of Marketing and Customer Service.

Graphic Design Gary Shellehamer [email protected] SBA’s participation in this publication is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of the contractor or any advertiser or other participant appearing herein. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Printed in the United States of America While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publication, the information is subject to change without notice. The contractor that publishes this guide, the federal government, or agents thereof shall not be held liable for any damages arising from the use of or reliance on the information contained in this publication. SBA Publication # MCS-0018 This publication is provided under SBA Contract # SBAHQ05C0014.

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Message From The Acting District Director

ST. LOUIS

SBA Staff Listing www.sba.gov/mo/stlouis 314-539-6600 Maureen E. Brinkley Acting District Director 314-539-6609 ADMINISTRATION Trish Freeland Administrative Officer 314-539-6606 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER Trish Freeland 314-539-6606<