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Small Business Administration

An agency of the U.S. federal government that guarantees loans made to entrepreneurs and small businesses. It also provides special assistance to businesses run by women and minorities. It was established in 1953.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

A federal government agency created in 1953 to “aid, counsel, assist and protect... the interests of small business concerns,” including real estate-related industries. It provides training and counseling and financial assistance through loans and guarantees. The SBA (www.sba.gov) also negotiates small business set-asides with federal agencies requiring outside goods and services, meaning that a certain predetermined percentage of those contracts will be awarded to small businesses.

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Russia Embassy to Kyrgyzstan thanked Kyrgyz citizens, organizations and universities, who provided moral and financial assistance to the residents of the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation suffered from the floods, the press service of the Embassy said on September 12.
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