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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns; to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. To learn more about SBA, please visit


  BSA | The Software Alliance:
BSA |The Software Alliance ( is the leading global advocate for the software industry. It is an association of more than 70 world-class companies that invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. Through international government relations, intellectual property enforcement and educational activities, BSA expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in the new technologies driving it forward.

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Learn about the consequences of software piracy from someone who learned the hard way.
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Smart about software. Software strategies for small businesses.

The United States lost nearly $10 billion to software piracy in 2011, and small businesses using unlicensed software continue to face serious legal, financial and technological risks.

To help American small businesses avoid the risks of software piracy, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and BSA | The Software Alliance are partnering for a multi-year education program, Smart About Software: Software Strategies for Small Businesses. By using the tools and tips for responsible management available on this website, small businesses can protect themselves from the legal and financial consequences of using unlicensed software.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA) hosted a free Webinar for small businesses to discuss software license management.



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