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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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The purpose of this article is to highlight emerging trends in the policy environment that have reshaped the opportunity structure for policy advocacy, suggesting new areas for research and ways in which advocacy can be usefully reconceptualized for 21st century realities.
This is great news for us and all the organisations who joined us in a united call for advocacy in the Bill last year.
Locations for the advocacy sessions will be available in the Annual Meeting final program.
Advocates and advocacy schemes across the North East work in partnership with the people they support and take their side.
While advocacy provision has come under some criticism, and there is work to be done, we must remember that there is some innovative and ground-breaking work being done in Wales.
In that time two new laws were passed that have a substantial impact on Advocacy's efforts: the Small Business Jobs Act which codified the requirement that agencies respond to Advocacy's concerns; and the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will require Small Business Advocacy Review panels in coming years.
There is breadth as well as depth on the topic of advocacy provided here.
The center is governed by a board of directors which meets four times per year and is comprised of both lawyers and nonlawyers whose personal or professional experience have included advocacy for persons with disabilities.
Advocacy can take place within your organization, school, or local community, at the national government level, at a regional intergovernmental body, or in international venues.
MZ: We want our work on advocacy to enhance and add another important dimension to IABC.
The Advocacy team mobilized action on the Hill and throughout the country to stop the so-called "Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006" in the Senate.

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