Money Smart for Small Business
Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides an introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. MSSB was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The materials are available for immidiate download at Money Smart – Teach – For Small Business.
MSSB trainings for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs are conducted by the members of the Money Smart Alliance. A list of members may be helpful to find available training and assistance near you, although the list does not include all of the organizations that use Money Smart.
MSSB is designed to be delivered to aspiring or existing small business owners by staff from financial institutions, small business development centers (SBDCs), women's business centers, city/county economic development offices and others. The curriculum is a tool for bank-community partnerships. No certifications are required to use the curriculum. Ideally, MSSB instructors have experience in the delivery of training, technical assistance or coaching to small businesses.
Download the Top 10 Reasons to use MSSB flyer (catalog.fdic.gov).
The Training Modules
MSSB is free of copyrights and can be edited by users to meet the needs of any audience. The modules are:
Other FDIC Small Business Resources
- The FDIC encourages bank lending to creditworthy small businesses. Small businesses that may have an inquiry or concern about the availability of credit can contact the Small Business Hotline: 1-855-FDIC-BIZ (1-855-334-2249)
- The FDIC Small Business Lending web page provides information that may be of interest to organizations and financial institutions working with small businesses, for example research on small business lending.
FDIC hosts quarterly MSSB Town Hall webinars featuring organizations using MSSB. Prior events can be found at the MSSB Town Hall Webinars, and you can register for upcoming events at the Money Smart Training & Events page: