Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration – http://www.sba.gov

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • How do I write a business plan?
  • What are some common technologies used in small businesses?
  • What sorts of business structures are available to a small business?
  • What’s the difference between a partnership and a cooperative?


Information about running a small business. The site is divided into the following sections:

  • Starting and Managing (Business plan, types of business, etc)
  • Loans & Grants
  • Contracting
  • Learning Center (Online courses and videos)
  • Local Assistance
  • SBA Direct (search by topic)

This site will be most useful in creating details and challenges in stories featuring small business owners.


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