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Tools for your Small Business 

Below, NSBA has compiled a collection of resources to connect small-business owners with the help they need. While our forte is federal policy — we were the first small-business advocacy shop in D.C. — we know you may need different resources at different times, and we look forward to further curating this collection! 

Federal Contracting
Health Care
Innovation & IP
Minority Resources
Veteran Resources
Exporting & Trade
Buiness Data
Disaster Resources



Securities & Exchange Commission


U.S. Department of the Interior | Indian Affairs


The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. | NSBA Corporate Partner


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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The Internal Revenue Service


Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

SBA Office of Advocacy
The federal watchdog for small business within the regulatory bureaucracy.

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Federal Contracting

Register with the System for Award Management
A requirement for winning contracts, basic ordering agreements, or blanket purchase agreements.


    Procurement notices from federal contracting offices, including pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices, and sole source notices.


Federal Agency Procurement Forecasts
Explore planned federal contracting opportunities.


The U.S. Department of Defense

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
Locate your nearest PTACs for
no-cost advising on all aspects of selling to the federal, state, and local government.


U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

U.S. Small Business Administration

Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS') Category Management and Strategic Sourcing
DHS efforts to increase acquisition efficiency.  


  • Small Business Vendor Outreach Systems
    Providing small businesses a platform to discuss capabilities to learn about DHS procurements and large business subcontracting and partnering opportunities.

    Ten sessions of 15-minute pre-arranged virtual meetings with small businesses, conducted by DHS Small Business Specialists. Four of the sessions are exclusively reserved for women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, small disadvantaged (including 8(a)), and HUBZone small businesses. 


Unison Marketplace

Optimizing the way government buyers source products and services, enabling small businesses to easily bid, win, and manage contracts.

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Workforce Rules & Training

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration​ | Ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.


OSHA Small Business
Information on complying with OSHA standards.

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Regulatory Support & Assistance

Government Services Agency

U.S. Department of Labor

  • New and Small Businesses
    The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Dep
    artment of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces some of the nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws.


  • Licenses & Permits
    Find out what kind of federal licenses and permits your business is likely to need.

  • Regulatory Alerts
    The SBA Office of Advocacy posts regulatory alerts on any proposed rulemaking that stands to impact small businesses.

  • Ombudsman's Office
    SBA's National Ombudsman works for small businesses to assist them with excessive federal regulatory issues.

U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Health Care

HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding coverage, and improving health outcomes.


CMS Small Business Administration Ombudsman
Assisting small entities doing business with, seeking changes in regulations,
or pursuing grant or contract assistance from CMS.

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Environmental Concerns & Energy Efficiency

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies supporting renewables and energy efficiency in the U.S.


EPA | Resources for Small Businesses

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Innovation & Intellectual Property

The Small Business Innovation Research Program

Funding a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets.

The EPA and SBIR
Annual solicitations for Phase I and Phase II research proposals from science and technology-based firms.


The GSA and SBIR
GSA awards and administers Phase I/II/III work on behalf of clients in participating agencies.


Government Services Agency

International Business Innovation Association
Advancing small business incubation and entrepreneurship through information, education, advocacy, and networking.


U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Volpe Center
    Advancing transportation innovation for the public good.

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Technical Assistance & Training


Schedule B Search Engine | U.S. Census Bureau
Classify your product and its Schedule B number, with the Harmonized System Classification code (HS code).

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Minority & Women’s Business Resources


U.S. Department of the Interior | Indian Affairs

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce

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Veteran Business Resources


The Small Business Administration

U.S. General Services Administration

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The National Veteran Business Development Council

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Exporting/Global Trade

Providing practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets. 


The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. | NSBA Corporate Partner
Official export credit agency of the United States, unlocking solutions, leveling the playing field and filling gaps in private sector financing.


Export Credit Insurance
Increasing small-business exports by limiting international risk, offering credit to international buyers, and enabling greater access to access working capital funds.

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Business Data

Schedule B Search Engine | U.S. Census Bureau
Classify your product, and its Schedule B number, with the help of a Harmonized System Classification code (HS code).


Small Business Goaling
Download or run reports on various domains.


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Disaster Resources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Exclusive NSBA Member Tools and Resources

Mortgage Solutions

Business Spending

  • Amex GBT
    Travel tools for small business. 

Small-Business Security

  • CIS Controls
    Cybersecurity best practices and resources for small business. 

Small-Business Import-Export

  • EX-IM Bank
    Collaborating to connect NSBA members with the tools needed to complete in the global marketplace.

Cybersecurity Protection

  • Crowdstrike
    Advanced cybersecurity protection for your small business.

Technology Tools and Solutions

  • Dell
    Dell Technologies offers NSBA members cutting-edge Laptops, Desktops and All-in-One systems. 

IT for Your Small-Business Team

  • Go-To
    Easy and affordable small-business IT solutions. 

Payment Processing

  • Stax
    Save significantly on payment processing costs. 

Customized Cybersecurity

  • Avast
    An exclusive free trial for NSBA members. 

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Corporate Partner Resources
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