Mobile Apps Offer Information, Resources for Small Businesses
These new mobile apps complement SBA's mobile application created for iPhones in partnership with Palo Alto Software.An electronic application that finds loans, grants and other useful small business resources and its developer, Somesh Kumar of Fremont, Calif., won first prize and $5,000 in a nationwide competition sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The competition and resulting seven apps are meant to put new and useful Web tools at the fingertips of growing entrepreneurs and small to medium-size businesses.
As a result of SBA's "Apps for Entrepreneurs Challenge," a competition for tech-savvy developers to build new and useful Web tools for small businesses, entrepreneurs can reach for their smartphone or tablet and search federal, state and local databases for vital information by using one of seven award-winning apps. Other winners include CapitaList, which helps businesses find federal databases for licenses, awards, proposals and Websites, and Small Business Toolbox, which helps entrepreneurs find small business programs and SBA offices.
These new mobile apps complement SBA's mobile application created for iPhone in partnership with Palo Alto Software. Users can employ the SBA app to find local Small Business Administration-affiliated advisers and get free, personal, one-on-one help with starting and growing their businesses.