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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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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.
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.
Title I Department of State and Related Agencies Title II United States Agency for International Development Title III Bilateral Economic Assistance Title IV International Security Assistance Title V Multilateral Assistance Title VI Export and Investment Assistance Title VII General Provisions Title VIII Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism
Assume that a retail customer asks a broker-dealer for investment assistance with respect to a $30,000 non-retirement retail account and a $40,000 IRA account.
During the crisis period, the efforts of IMF to convene donor conference and its approval of financial assistance for Kyrgyzstan have served as beginning of the stabilization of the situation in the country and investment assistance from international donors," the National Bank said.
Apart from a significant litigation practice, ALP's key practice areas include mergers & acquisitions, inward investment assistance, joint ventures, private equity investments, outsourcing, software licensing, employment law, industrial parks and special economic zones, intellectual property law, project finance & infrastructure.
Under the cooperation framework, a memorandum of understanding is also set to be signed between the Turkey's Investment Assistance and Development Agency and the U.
These will all be addressed by the airport company as part of the application for planning control and the submission to Advantage West Midlands for investment assistance.
He said, ``The company has been quite happy to receive tranches of investment assistance over the years but has not seen the need to communicate ahead of its announcement.
Until now there has been little scope for direct or indirect investment assistance.

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