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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 Reinmuths are nearing completion of a three-year management course offered by the Oregon Small Business Development Center at Lane Community College.
The Association of Small Business Development Centers told the committee that the administration's proposed funding for those centers is inadequate.
Counselors at Small Business Development Centers around the country provide information and guidance to entrepreneurs on such issues as business planning, loans and humans resources development.
2538) would authorize new funding for Small Business Development Centers to provide training and technical assistance to Native American firms.
and the New York State Small Business Development Centers in assisting local entrepreneurs to become stronger candidates for a loan.
If you have limited resources to play with--and who doesn't?--check out the following alternatives: * Small Business Development Centers: Funded by federal, state and private dollars, these centers are nationwide and offer marketing, technical and financial assistance.
Kingsport, TN, July 20, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Small Business Development Center ETSU - Kingsport Affiliate Office will host Small Business Summer School Livestream workshop on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at The Kingsport Chamber.
The co-sponsor(s) of this seminar are: Kingsport Chamber; Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU; LiftTN - Tennessee Dept.
Kingsport, TN, March 11, 2016 --(PR.com)-- In a collaboration, the Small Business Development Center ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office and Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) have introduced a new expanded GrowthWheel[R] program for 2016, to help small businesses grow and create new jobs.

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