Small Business Adminstration Resources
Small Business Administration
The SBA offers very useful resources and information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance.
SBA Local Office
The local SBA district office at 110 Michigan Ave NW in Grand Rapids.
SBA Office of Advocacy
The Office of Advocacy is a voice for the concerns of business in the Federal Government.
Service Corps of Retired Executives
SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA and provides confidential, free business counseling and mentoring; as well as low cost work-shops for planning and starting a business. SCORE works with those looking to start a business and also with small to medium sized existing businesses. The local Grand Rapids SCORE office is located inside of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.
This site is a government resource that offer resources for starting, operating and exiting a business. The site also has information and resources on complying with tax, finance, labor, and many other laws. They also have access to government forms and information on how to contact departments.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
A Department of Commerce Agency, NIST promotes innovation and industrial competitiveness. NIST runs four cooperative programs that include research, a nationwide network of business support centers, cost-shared awards for research, and promoting performance excellence.
Small Business Innovation Research Program
The SBIR is a competitive program that awards contracts for R&D Proposals that respond do the specific technical needs outlined in their annual solicitation.
GVSU Business Resource Portal
The Business Resource Portal uses GVSU’s business network to offer a resource directory. A search engine for business resource and assistance.