SBA Unveils User-Friendly Web Tool

Paul Partyka |

WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) mission to ensure that small-business owners have access to accurate, timely and helpful information, a newly redesigned website has recently been unveiled, featuring the launch of SBA Direct, a tool with a variety of personalization features designed to help with business startup and growth.
“While the SBA website has traditionally been an information-rich site, we wanted to make it easier for small-business owners to navigate,” says SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “With the new, improved, business owners can access the answers they need, specific to their business profile, in an instant — it truly presents the face of the future of SBA.”
SBA Direct, the centerpiece of the site, allows visitors to personalize their browsing experience according to their business type, geography and needs. SBA Direct then delivers relevant and targeted information on all aspects of running a business, such as steps involved in getting started, business growth strategies, and how to stay compliant with laws and regulations.
SBA Direct also provides information on the available SBA programs that can help businesses succeed, such as financial assistance.
Other new features to the website include:

  • A small-business search that improves the accuracy and relevancy of search results; saving time and frustration.
  • Improved navigation that gives users one-click access to the information they need.
  • Interactive location-based maps that allow users to quickly find small-business resources in their areas, including SBA offices and other sources of training and support.
  • User-rated content that gives visitors direct control in determining the more useful and relevant information to feature by small-business topic.

Click here to visit the new SBA website.

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Paul Partyka

American Coin-Op

Paul Partyka was editor of American Coin-Op from 1997 through May 2011.


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