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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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Office of Women's Business Ownership & Online Women's Business Center 409 Third St.
The SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership provides training, counseling and networking services to help women start or expand businesses.
As associate administrator of the Office of Women's Business Ownership, Harvey will manage the agency's efforts to promote the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts and international trade opportunities.
com)-- Among workshops/events offered in November by the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), a nationally and internationally recognized women's business assistance center providing services and programs that support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy, are:
This is one reason why the Office of Women's Business Ownership (part of the Small Business Administration) has been boosting its efforts to improve access to capital among women entrepreneurs.
The 2009 Women's Business Summit, The Economy Through a Different Lens, brought together the top minds in entrepreneurship to develop an economic agenda for the growth of women's business ownership.
The mission of the WBDC is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy.
The group's major coup is the 1988 Women's Business Ownership Act.
Small Business Administration and executive director of the President's Advisory Committee on Women's Business Ownership and president of a juvenile furniture manufacturing firm.
com)-- Among workshops/events offered in September by the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), a nationally and internationally recognized women's business assistance center providing services and programs that support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy, are:
Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) has a new pilot loan program allowing the SBA to guarantee a loan before the entrepreneur even approaches a bank.

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