The SBA assists small businesses in meeting their financing needs by enhancing the ability of lenders to provide loans.
We do this by offering a variety of services (access to capital,
education, training, technical advice, and opportunities for government
contracting) using experts in our offices and through partnerships with
both public and private organizations.
The St. Louis District Office is located in downtown St. Louis and serves 54 counties in the eastern half of Missouri . The knowledgeable staff is dedicated to serving the needs of the small business community and is available to assist with any questions or concerns.
Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:
Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program.
Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners.
Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.
If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans.
For more information on all of our programs and services, please visit our website at www.sba.gov/mo.