Real Small Business
The mission of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program is to improve and stimulate the national economy and small businesses by stimulating and supplementing the flow of private equity capital and long term loan funds for the sound financing, growth, expansion and modernization of small business operations while insuring the maximum participation of private financing sources.
Small business investment companies (SBICs) supply equity capital, long-term loans, and management assistance to qualifying small businesses. They are privately owned and operated, and use their own capital as well as funds borrowed from the US Small Business Administration.
While they are profit-seeking enterprises, SBICs select small businesses to be financed within the rules and regulations set by the SBA - therefore, only firms defined by the SBA as "small businesses" are eligible for SBIC financing.
The SBA recommends that small businesses looking for SBIC financing first identify SBICs that may be interested in their companies. Once you've identified and researched which ones would be a good fit for your company, find out what materials they would like sent. Some may prefer a full business plan, while others may first want to see the Executive Summary only
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) provides detailed information on the SBIC Program For Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners at the following web adress: http://www.sba.gov/content/sbic-program-0
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Small Business Guide
- Starting Up Your Business
- Structuring The Business
- Creating a Business Plan
- Your Company's Public Relations
- Effective Competitive Analysis
- Managing Purchasing to Maximize Cash Flow
- Bidding Basics
- Hiring Staff
- Small Business Insurance
- Small Business Resources
- Vacations and Taking Time Off
- Preparing for Tax Season
- Cash Flow
- Your Company's Credit
- Getting Funding
- Employee Compensation