Beginners to Bigshots: How Businesses Use the SBA to Grow

"This special section of bizjournals, available this week only in honor of small business week, provides a collection of case studies illustrating how small business owners have benefited from the Small Business Administration. From low-cost loans and microlending to contract and export assistance, the SBA has helped the small businesses profiled here. Bizjournals will tell you how.

"From Beginners to Bigshots" also includes a ton of tips -- including instructions for writing a business plan -- to get your business off to a great start."