Small Business Administration

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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 New Mexico District of the United States Small Business Administration is proud to be able to acknowledge the contribution Optomec makes to the state and national economies by recognizing this exemplary company as the New Mexico 2010 Small Business Exporter of the Year.
Contemporary Healthcare Fund I, LP (CHF I) was recently named the 2010 Small Business Investment Company of the Year during National Small Business Week, an event sponsored by the United States Small Business Administration.
Since 1963, The United States Small Business Administration has marked National Small Business Week by recognizing firms that have made outstanding contributions to our nation's economy.
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Honor To Be Officially Bestowed By the Los Angeles District Office of the United States Small Business Administration in Connection with National Small Business Week 2010
Ziegler Healthcare Fund I (ZHF I), an affiliate of Contemporary Healthcare Capital company, recently achieved a major milestone as a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) when the firm repaid its outstanding United States Small Business Administration guaranteed debentures.

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