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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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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.
In addition to being named SBIC of the year, we reached a professional milestone when Ziegler Healthcare Fund I (ZHF I), an affiliate of Contemporary Healthcare Capital Company repaid its outstanding United States Small Business Administration guaranteed debentures bringing a successful close to very profitable fund.
Charles Freeman, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of CCC was appointed by the Reagan and Bush administrations as Regional Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration for the New York, New Jersey, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where he was responsible for agency operations in addition to administering a loan portfolio of $1.
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Officials from the United States Small Business Administration joined forces with The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) today to visit one-on-one with small business owners in North and Northwest Philadelphia to help open lines of communication and share information on funding options available for starting and expanding small business ventures.
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.
Officials from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) teamed up on Monday, May 8, 2000 with Keystone Financial Bank N.

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