Trade Associations and Technical Information
Assistance to Technical Assistance Providers
Small Business Development Center National Information Clearing House (SBDCNET) - The mission of the Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse is to meet the information needs of the SBDC community in the U.S. and its territories. SBDCNET serves as a resource providing timely, relevant research, Web-based information, and training to SBDC counselors and their small business clients.
Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) is the professional association of lower middle market funds and investors. The association campaigns for federal laws, regulations, policies, and low-cost capital that support SBICs and others in their ability to invest long-term debt and equity venture capital in small businesses.
National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) - The National Association of Investment Companies is the only industry association for investment companies dedicating financial resources to investment in an ethnically diverse marketplace. NAIC member companies invest in privately held minority-owned businesses that have a high probability of growth and the ability to generate significant returns for investors and shareholders.
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) is the trade association for the rapidly growing community development venture capital industry. CDVCA promotes use of the tools of venture capital to create jobs, entrepreneurial capacity and wealth to advance the livelihoods of low-income people and the economies of distressed communities.
Resources for Small Business Lenders
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) - The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, Inc. was established as a source of technical information for small businesses and financial institutions on the SBA 7(a) Loan Program.
Coleman Publishing Homepage - This Web site provides useful information on two key federal loans program for small businesses, the SBA 7(a) and 504 programs.
The National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) is the trade association for the nation's Certified Development Companies (CDCs). Our members are non-profit organizations that have been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide financing to small businesses through the SBA 504 loan program.