The SBA 7(a) is the Small Business Administration’s largest lending program which is an umbrella for a number of other SBA financing options. SBA 7(a) loans can be as much as $5 million, but the government will only guarantee up to $3.75 million for any one small business. Other debt finance programs under the 7(a) program include: SBA Express Lender Structured Loans, Export Express lender structured loans and lines of credit, International Trade Loan, Export Working Capital Loan, CAPLines (Seasonal, Contract, Builders, Working Capital). Use of SBA 7(a) loan proceeds include starting a business, purchasing an existing business, purchase a building, construct new buildings, working capital, purchasing of inventory, fixed assets and raw materials, leasehold improvements and, in some qualifying situations, refinancing and consolidation of business debt. SBA 7(a) financing is offered as both a term loan facility and also as a line of credit.