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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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Office of Women's Business Ownership & Online Women's Business Center 409 Third St.
Indeed, it has proven to be the fuel that has opened eyes, changed hearts and minds, and allowed us to measure progress and point out continued gaps," stated Julie Weeks, President and CEO of Womenable, who has conducted much of the groundbreaking research on women's entrepreneurship that has been undertaken since the passage of the Women's Business Ownership Act.
The SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership provides training, counseling and networking services to help women start or expand businesses.
As associate administrator of the Office of Women's Business Ownership, Harvey will manage the agency's efforts to promote the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts and international trade opportunities.
com)-- Among workshops/events offered in December by the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), a nationally and internationally recognized women's business assistance center providing services and programs that support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy, are:
The SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year honors those who have fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women's business ownership by:
com)-- Among workshops/events offered in November by the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), a nationally and internationally recognized women's business assistance center providing services and programs that support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy, are:
This is one reason why the Office of Women's Business Ownership (part of the Small Business Administration) has been boosting its efforts to improve access to capital among women entrepreneurs.
The 2009 Women's Business Summit, The Economy Through a Different Lens, brought together the top minds in entrepreneurship to develop an economic agenda for the growth of women's business ownership.
As the largest of WBENC's 14 regional partner organizations, its common mission is to provide services that support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy.

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