Small Business Network of the Americas Grant (SBNA)

The SBNA grant was awarded to America’s SBDC and its partners — the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), the Regional Center for the Promotion of Small Business in Central America (CENPROMYPE), and the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) — to help small business service providers across the Western Hemisphere get the education and assistance they need to launch and grow their businesses.

Online Forum

Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and small business professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you. Click here.


A Member Directory of all beneficiaries of SBNA Small Grants, La Idea and travel stipends. Click here.

Articles & Reports

Client success stories and the SBNA impact report –
Grant Impact Report
Sistematización ASBNA
El Desarollo De La Pequeña Empresa Desde Un SBDC
B-Live Innovation Kick-Off: Reporte De Resultados

SBDC Global

An online trade platform that provides clients with trade tools and training resources in order to expand their international trade knowledge. Click here.

America’s SBDC hosted the Small Business Network of the Americas grant closing ceremony on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in Long Beach, California, as part of the America’s SBDC Annual Conference. The ceremony honored the small grant recipients and La Idea beneficiaries who completed their projects over the last three years of the grant.

Small Grant Recipients
La Idea Beneficiaries
Grant Impact Report
Ceremony Photos
Ceremony Presentation

America’s SBDC SBNA Grant Partners

UTSAThe University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is one of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. UTSA hosts the Institute for Economic Development, a leading economic development organization with diverse programs that serve regional, national and international stakeholders. The Institute is host to the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network, which is leading the expansion of the SBDC model across 20 countries in the Western Hemisphere.  Learn more…

CENPROMYPECENPROMYPE seeks to develop initiatives that foster market activities based on the level of development of the region and the role played by MSME in the integration of Central America, and programs that enhance the management capacities of MSMEs, to influence public-private partnerships and focus on development policies. In this way we create the foundations upon which to build and promote an equitable and stable Central American society. Learn more…

InBIAThe International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) is an international non-profit organization and global advocate for incubators, accelerators, educational institutions and regional economic development stakeholders. With more than 2,100 members in over 60 nations, InBIA provides its members with essential information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies in their success. Learn more…

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