Every few years, small businesses need to reevaluate their plans for the future and establish new goals that meet the needs of their customers, employees, finances and the community. Because the Small Business Administration is the leading voice and advocate of small businesses in the United States, it sets an example by publicly evaluating and releasing a new strategy for meeting its own goals every few years.
For the fiscal years 2011 through 2016, the SBA is not changing its goals, but rather changing the way it intends to reach those goals. As in previous years, the Small Business Administration will continue to support small business owners – especially those who are at a disadvantage due to gender, race or because they were the victims of a natural disaster. The SBA also intends to continue to serve as a voice for small businesses, adapting to the needs of business owners based on today’s economy and social economics.
The first goal of the SBA through 2016 is growing existing businesses and creating new jobs to help a battered, but recovering economy. The second strategic goal is to remain culturally relevant, as well as relevant to the needs of small business owners and their communities.
The third and final strategic goal for 2011 – 2016 is to serve as a voice for small business owners in the presence of regulatory committees and government lawmakers. The SBA intends to work hard to prevent unfair burdens on small business owners, as well as prevent the implementation of unfair regulatory practices and work in synergy with other business support agencies to facilitate an atmosphere that is friendly for small business owners.