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The Small Business Administration supports the export activities of small businesses. Companies eligible for SBA programs include manufacturers with a maximum of 1,500 employees, wholesalers with maximum annual sales of $9.5 million, and service companies with maximum average annual sales for the past three years of $2 million.

Specific Programs

Management:

Financial:

  • Pre-export financing of supply purchases, inventories, materials, and working capital needed for manufacture of export goods and for financing shipping costs, and receivable collection on exports;
  • Activities to develop foreign markets, professional marketing advisors and services, foreign business travel, participation in trade shows, and other promotions overseas.

Other:

Joint programs with the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Agriculture.

 

Small Business Administration Regional 0ffices

155 Federal St., Ninth Floor 
Boston, MA 02110 
(617) 451-2023

26 Federal Plaza, Suite 31- 08 
New York, NY 10007 
(212) 264-1450

475 Allendale Road, Suite 201 
King of Prussia, PA 19406 
(215) 962-3700

1375 Peachtree St., NE, Fifth Floor 
Atlanta, GA 30367 
(404) 347- 2797

300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1975S 
Chicago, IL 60606 
(312) 353- 5000

8625 King George Drive, Building C 
Dallas, TX 75235 
(214) 767- 7633

911 Walnut St., 13th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 426-3608

999 18th St., Suite 701
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 294-7186

71 Stevenson St., 20th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94105 
(415) 744-6402

2615 4th Avenue, Suite 440
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 553-5676
 

Small Business Development Centers

Funded jointly by the Small Business Administration and private agencies, SBDCs also provide assistance in the area of international trade, including:

  • Joint ventures/license programs;
  • Assistance with overseas trade shows;
  • Packaging international trade finance loans;
  • Language training and translation services.

 

Contact one of the following state SBDCs, or:

Association of Small Business Development Centers 
1313 Farnam Street, Suite 132 
Omaha, NE 68182 
(402) 595-2387
Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Towers Building
1717 11th Avenue, Suite 419
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 934-7260
Alaska
University of Alaska at Anchorage
430 W. Seventh Avenue, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 274-7232
Arizona
Arizona SBDC Network
2411 W. 14th Street, Suite 132
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 731-8720
Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
100 S. Main, Suite 401
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 324-9043
California
California SBDC Program
801 K Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-5068
Colorado
Colorado Office of Business Development
1625 Broadway, Suite 1710
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 892-3809
Connecticut
University of Connecticut
368 Fairfield Road, Box U-41, Room 422
Storrs, CT 06269
(203) 486-4135
Delaware
University of Delaware
Purnell Hall, Suite 005
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2747
District of Columbia
Howard University
Sixth and Fairmont Street, NW, Room 128
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-1550
Florida
University of West Florida
19 W. Garden Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(904) 444-2060
Georgia
University of Georgia
Chicopee Complex
1180 E. Broad Street
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-5760
Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 W. Kiwili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-3515
Idaho
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 385-1640
Illinois
Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
620 E. Adams Street, Sixth Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 524-5856
Indiana
Economic Development Council
1 N. Capitol, Suite 420
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 264-6871
Iowa
Iowa State University
137 Lynn Avenue
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-6351
Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Center for Business Development
225 Business and Economics Building
Lexington, KY 40506
(606) 257-7668
Louisiana
Northeast Louisiana University
College of Business Administration
700 University Avenue, Adm. 2-57
Monroe, LA 71209
(318) 342-5506
Maine
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 780-4420
Maryland
Department of Economic and
Employment Development
217 E. Redwood Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 333-6995
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
School of Management, Room 205
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-6301
Michigan
Michigan Small Business Development Center
2727 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 964-1798
Mississippi
University of Mississippi
Old Chemistry Building, Suite 216
University, MS 38677
(601) 232-5001
Missouri
University of Missouri
300 University Pl.
Columbia, MO 65211
(314) 882-0344
Montana
Montana Department of Commerce
1424 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-4780
Nebraska
University of Nebraska at Omaha
60th and Dodge Streets, CBA Room 407
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2521
Nevada
University of Nevada at Reno
College of Business Administration-032, Room411
Reno, NV 89557
(702) 784-1717
New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire
15 College Road, 108 McConnell Hall
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-2200
New Jersey
Rutgers University Graduate School of Management
180 University Avenue, Ackerson Hall, Third Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(201) 648-5950
New Mexico
Santa Fe Community College
PO. Box 4187
Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 438-1362
New York
State University of New York
SUNY Central Plaza, S-523
Albany, NY 12246
(518) 443-5398
North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4509 Creedmoor Road, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 571-4154
North Dakota
University of North Dakota
118 Gamble Hall, Box 7308
Grand Forks, ND 58202
(701) 777-3700
Ohio
Ohio Small Business Development Center
77 S. High Street, 28th Floor
PO. Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43226
(614) 466-2711
Oklahoma
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
PO. Box 2584, Station A
Durant, OK 74701
(405) 924-0277
Oregon
Lane Community College
44 W. Broadway, Suite 501
Eugene, OR 97401
(503) 726-2250
Pennsylvania
Wharton School of Business
University of Pennsylvania
444 Vance Hall
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-1219
Rhode Island
Bryant College
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 232-6111
South Carolina
University of South Carolina
College of Business Administration
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 777 4907
South Dakota
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark
Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 677-5279
Tennessee
Memphis State University
Building 1, South Campus
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2500
Texas
Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development
1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 565-5833
Texas
University of Houston
1100 Louisiana, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 752-8444
Texas
Texas Tech University
2579 S. Loop 289, Suite 114
Lubbock, TX 79423
(806) 745-3973
Texas
University of Texas at San Antonio
1222 Main Street, Suite 450
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 558-0791
Utah
University of Utah
102 W. 500 S., Suite 315
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 581-7905
Vermont
Vermont Technical College
P. O. Box 422
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-9101
Virginia
Virginia Small Business Development Center
901 E. Byrd Street, Suite 1800
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-8253
Washington
Washington State University
Kruegel Hall, Suite 135
Pullman, WA 99164
(509) 335-1576
West Virginia
West Virginia Small Business Development Center
1115 Virginia Street, E.
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-2960
Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
432 N. Lake Street, Room 423
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-7794