Small Business Administration Offerings in the Insular Areas

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Native American Affairs

Excerpt from Small Business Administration Offerings in the Insular Areas, presented at 2012 IGIA :

American Samoa
The SBA's Hawaii District Office in Honolulu is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services in American Samoa.

Services Available:
Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business through Small Business Development Centers operating under the American Samoa Community College and American Samoa Women’s Business Center under Native American Samoan Advisory Council

Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. SBA's six commercial lending partners in this respect are Bank of Guam, Bank of Hawaii, BankPacific, Citibank, Citizens Security Bank, and First Hawaiian Bank.  Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the 8(a) Business Development Program.  Other federal contracting programs (HUBZone) available in the Territory include Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certification, registration on PRO-Net, and the SBA Surety Bond.

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