Economic development (91 - 100 of 116 items)
SBA's Small Business Development Center Program
110447: Sep 25, 1979
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program, administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), is designed to provide management and technical assistance to small business concerns through locally available, expert resources to help small businesses with diverse business problems. These services are to be provided through an extensive delivery system primarily utilizing the resourc...
Farmers Home Administration and Small Business Administration Natural Disaster Loan Programs: Budget Implications and Beneficiaries
CED-79-111: Published: Aug 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1979.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance loan volume increased from $200 million in 1977 to $2.5 billion during fiscal 1978, while Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) disaster assistance loans increased from $1.2 billion to $3.4 billion for the same period. The increase caused a severe impact on the SBA budget, but had little impact on the FmHA budget. Because a uniform factor fo...
SBA's 7(a) Loan Program
110385: Sep 18, 1979
The total portfolio for the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) loan program is about $6.8 billion, consisting of guaranteed, immediate participation, and direct loans. A GAO report discussed problems in the 7(a) loan program and stressed the need for management attention. A recent follow-up report pointed out that much of the corrective action which the SBA promised to take concerning loan...
Selected Operations of Three Small Business Development Centers
CED-79-113: Published: Jul 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1979.
An examination was made of certain operations of the Small Business Administration (SBA) program for Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Although the SBDCs are using SBA funds for program purposes, only 20 to 30 percent of expenditures examined at two of the three operations were used for direct services to clients. Client responses to a questionnaire tended to be in favor of the program,...
'Weight Bumping'--Falsifying Household Moving Weights To Increase Charges--What ICC Needs To Do
CED-79-75: Published: May 1, 1979. Publicly Released: May 1, 1979.
About 1 million American households which move each year are not being protected adequately against the practice of "weight bumping" which artificially increases the cost of moving. Weight bumping is the falsifying of weights of household goods shipments to increase transportation charges.The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and the moving industry agree that weight bumping is a problem; they...
Regulation of Retailers Authorized To Accept Food Stamps Should Be Strengthened
CED-78-183: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorizes and regulates retailers who participate in its food stamp program. Approximately 270,000 retailers are authorized to accept food stamps. In fiscal 1977, $8 billion worth of stamps were redeemed by 17 million participants.Criteria for authorization of retailers are unclear, and authorize such firms as pastry shops, gas sta...
H.R. 11445, a Bill Proposing To Amend the Small Business Act
B-85909: Published: Aug 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Comments on the Proposed Small Business and Capital Ownership Development Act
CED-8-438: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Review of the Small Business Administration's Management Assistance Program
CED-78-64: Published: Mar 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1978.
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) management assistance program was surveyed at the San Francisco District Office to evaluate the quality of the assistance rendered in helping persons to succeed as business owners.The survey was terminated because sufficient financial data on management assistance clients were not on file although borrowers' financial statements are required under the loan...