The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency, created to help individuals operate small businesses in the U.S. One of the ways this agency helps business owners is with financing through SBA loans. Specifically, the SBA guarantees loans to qualifying businesses that don't currently meet their bank’s lending criteria. If you can’t get a business loan from other sources, the SBA might be a good option. Here’s how it works: The SBA guarantees loans from commercial banks that provide the capital for the business loan. Chase provides SBA loans. Chase is also a SBA preferred lender, which means we can process your loan application faster. Chase has helped many businesses get the financing they need, even when other financial institutions have turned them down. SBA loans can help you get the credit you need to start or expand your business. To learn more, go to sba.gov.