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Fund Your Business

SBA resources on different sources of startup funding available and how to determine how much startup funding you’ll need.

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SBA Form 413 – 7a/504 SBG

SBA uses the information required by this Form 413 as one of a number of data sources in analyzing the repayment ability and creditworthiness of an application for an SBA guaranteed 7(a) or 504 loan or a guaranteed surety.

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Native Initiatives

A description of the CDFI Fund’s Native Initiatives program. The CDFI Fund is a government program designed to provide capital and financial services in Native communities.

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Get Business Insurance

An introduction to kinds of business insurance from SBA.gov, along with step-by-step instructions on how to shop for and purchase business insurance.

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Schedule C and Instructions

Schedule C is the tax form used to report income and expenses from a sole proprietorship business. On this page at the IRS website, you can find the most current Schedule C tax form and instructions.

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SBA Size Standards Tool

An easy-to-use online tool to calculate whether your business qualifies as “small” according to federal standards, provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Look up results based on your NAICS codes and yearly receipts.

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NAICS Codes and Manual

NAICS codes are the federal standard for classifying businesses by industry. Learn more at this link and download the most recent NAICS manual.

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Industry Analysis: The Five Forces

The pamphlet helps a prospective business owner evaluate the profitability of the market they plan to enter and discusses the forces that influence that market. A resource from Purdue University.

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