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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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IT asset managers can help their CIO select digital business initiatives that will attract enough funding to cover their full contract or asset life cycle costs.
Advances in supply chain management, information technology, performance-based compensation and many other successful business initiatives are yet to be fully embraced or adopted across our health care system.
Adelphia's electronic executive newsletter announced three major business initiatives, including ethics.
Based on best practices gained while working with clients, Centra is introducing four solution areas--Centra for Enterprise Application Rollouts, Centra for Sales Effectiveness, Centra for Collaborative Learning, and Centra for Customer Acquisition--that automate and facilitate the planning, execution and evaluation phases of online business initiatives. Centra claims it has leveraged its experience by compiling best practices from its customers and integrating business workflows with a complete technology platform that delivers online management solutions and addresses the three key phases of any online business initiative: planning, execution and evaluation.
SMALL and medium sized businesses are to be helped to thrive by a pounds 1mcash injection to Sefton's business initiatives team.
The incentives by Sefton council's business initiatives team and funded by single regeneration and Objective One cash, provide support to new and expanding firms.
Mr Timms has over eight years experience in developing innovative online and offline business initiatives in blue chip companies, including General Motors Europe and Vauxhall Motors, developing their e-commerce and Internet businesses.
Ryan came to Invensys from GE Medical Systems, where he led a large field services sales and marketing organisation and managed many successful business initiatives. He holds a BSc degree in mechanical engineering and a BA in design from the University of Notre Dante, as well as an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Managed by www.n-e-life.com, the region's unique electronic community, the Grow Your Business initiatives are funded by grants from the European Regional Development Fund and One NorthEast.
Money to pay for the increased fees will be diverted from RRFB Nova Scotia's other mandates, with 50 percent coming from municipal diversion programs, 10 percent from revenues to cover Provincial solid-waste resource management and 40 percent from environmental education and public awareness and value-added small business initiatives.
"Vibrant is at the forefront of helping telecommunications companies maximize their revenue opportunities and we're pleased that the Netezza solution is fueling a new generation of previously impossible business initiatives that deliver even more revenue opportunities for carriers."
We have launched dozens of new business initiatives, including Water Hygiene Services, in new markets around the world.

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