SBA Terms and Definitions/Glossary
Dictionary of Useful Business Terms
Asian American Hotel Owners: Community South is proud to be an affiliate member of AAHOA.
Business.gov: The official resource to help businesses quickly find compliance information, forms and contacts from multiple U.S. government websites.
Community South: Community South Small Business Lending is a wholly owned division of Community South, a community bank headquartered in Parsons, TN.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): The FTC has an online section on franchises and business opportunities. The site features franchise and business opportunity FAQs, business opportunity fraud alerts, federal and state business opportunity rights and laws and information on the FTC Franchise Rule.
FedStats: This site lists statistics from more than 100 government agencies which is useful when conducting market research.
Fedmarket.com: Fedmarket.com is an online community for government buyers and vendors. It is a government contracting resource for public and private organizations.
International Business Brokers Association: IBBA is the world’s largest association of business brokers. Community South is proud to be an associate member of IBBA.
IRS: The IRS Web site offers a broad range of products, services and resources to educate and assist small business owners and self-employed professionals.
Mortgage Bankers Association: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry. Community South is proud to be a member of MBA.
National Association of Development Companies: NADCO is the industry association for the SBA 504 lending partners. Community South is proud to be a member of NADCO.
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders: NAGGL is the industry association for the SBA 7a lending partners. Community South is proud to be a member of NAGGL.
Service Corp of Retired Executives: SCORE provides free counseling to business owners.
Social Security Online: This site allows employers to process W-2s for their employees without the need for specialized software.
U.S. Department of Commerce: Department of Commerce offers information on foreign markets and international trade. Commerce also monitors and enforces compliance with U.S. trade laws and agreements.
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS): BLS is an agency for the Federal Government that produces labor economic data and statistics.
U.S. Patent and Trademark: This site contains everything you need to know about patents and trademarks.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)The SBA provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their businesses.