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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 purpose of this article is to highlight emerging trends in the policy environment that have reshaped the opportunity structure for policy advocacy, suggesting new areas for research and ways in which advocacy can be usefully reconceptualized for 21st century realities.
To determine if librarians in Imo state are aware of lobbying and advocacy as integral approach for improving library and information services.
What do advocacy service providers in the North East region actually do to accomplish this aim and reach some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged sections of the community?
Wales is the only country in the UK to extend advocacy to be available 24 hours a day to all children and young people through Meic the national advocacy and advice helpline.
His thoughtful pairing of his advocacy model with the generalist model allows social workers to understand the model as part of good practice rather than as a specialized practice area.
More than 60 students and nine faculty members have been engaged in pharmacy advocacy through the VCU forum, which also acted as a platform for organizing student participation in the Virginia Pharmacists Association's Legislative Day in the state capital.
In that time two new laws were passed that have a substantial impact on Advocacy's efforts: the Small Business Jobs Act which codified the requirement that agencies respond to Advocacy's concerns; and the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will require Small Business Advocacy Review panels in coming years.
There is breadth as well as depth on the topic of advocacy provided here.
Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service - statutory and non-statutory provision.
Only about half of school librarians engage in any form of advocacy, according to three recent surveys (Burns, 2015; Ewbank, 2011; Holland & Vance, 2015).
Several articles have addressed school counselor LGB advocacy (Bidell, 2011; Brubaker, Harper, & Singh, 2011; Byrd and Hays, 2012; Pope, Bunch, &c Rankins, 2010).
Speaking at the occasion, Hammad Siddiqui, Acting Country Director CIPE and Ali Salman, Executive Director, PRIME Institute said that from the perspective of trade bodies and business associations, public policy advocacy was geared towards creating a conducive business environment for their members.