Small Business Administration

(redirected from Investment Assistance)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Also, the redraft's proposed exemption that's intended to permit the provision of investment assistance to individuals with smaller accounts "is not usable," Mason argued.
Another important indicator to measures the outreach to clients is to find out the relative income level by evaluating value of average investment assistance and range of the amount of investment, percentage of rural clients/ members and percentage of female clients to total clients.
It also has a phase-out of incompatible fiscal aid for small enterprises by the end of 2011; the phase-out of incompatible fiscal aid for medium-sized enterprises by the end of 2010; and the conversion of incompatible fiscal aid for large companies into regional investment assistance - again with complex conditions: the aid will be limited to a maximum of 75% of the eligible investment costs if the company has obtained its permit before January 1, 2000, and to 50% if the company has obtained it after January 1, 2000; in the motor industry, the aid is further limited, and set at a level that corresponds to 30% of the eligible costs.
Based on this, the Chinese government should evaluate natural resources and the ecologic environment, determine environmental efficiency, and integrate export, free foreign investment assistance, and environmental protection into trade policy and strategy.
investment assistance programs uphold and promote full respect for U.S.
The four, which have been identified by the Gambian government as priority areas for special investment assistance under the 1988 Development Act, are horticulture, floriculture, fisheries and tourism.
The participating companies are funded by the dti through its Export Market and Investment Assistance (EMIA) Scheme.
As such, NEDA recommends the strengthening of investment assistance provided by IPAs to locators along side tapping the active participation of LGUs to align their Local Investments and Incentives Code (LIIC) with the objective of creating ancillary industries.
Pernia pitched, as well, the need to strengthen the facilitation mandate and investment assistance of IPAs; identify the overall administrator of IPAs; and define the transition mechanism to facilitate the shift to the new investment regime.
Shown in photo are: BOI Director for Investment Assistance and IPUNET Chair Domingo I.
Participating companies will be assisted throughthe dtisexport marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) Individual Scheme, which will cover costs for the return economy class airfare and the exhibition costs.
The "key issue," Mason says, "is whether the Department of Labor reproposal will, like the original proposal, render illegal the means by which low- and middle-income individuals and small businesses receive their investment assistance. Given the lack of coordination with the industry on this very difficult issue, serious concerns will remain until the reproposal is made public."

Full browser ?