Small business (41 - 47 of 47 items)
Opinion Concerning the SBA Disaster Loan Program
B-202568: Published: Sep 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1981.
In March 1981, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that its appropriation could not meet the requirements of its disaster programs for the remainder of the fiscal year. Excessive demands exhausted the funding apportioned to SBA, which necessitated an immediate suspension of the approval of disaster loans until the apportionment of additional funds could be obtained. Effective March 19, 1...
Minimum Private Capital Required To Form Small Business Investment Company
B-197439: Published: Jun 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1981.
GAO responded to an inquiry as to whether, in light of a GAO decision, the minimum private capital required to form a small business investment company (SBIC), or a minority enterprise small business investment company (MESBIC), can be satisfied in part from block grant funds. Block grant funds cannot be included in the minimum private capital required in the formation of an SBIC or MESBIC. In the...
Reservation and Award of Section 8(a) Small Business Act Contracts to Arcata Associates
AFMD-81-33: Published: Mar 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1981.
GAO reviewed the reservation and award of Section 8(a) Small Business Act contracts to a firm to determine whether allegations made by a competing firm are valid and to what extent the management by the Small Business Administration (SBA) of the 8(a) program was deficient in this situation. GAO reviewed contract and 8(a) program files and conducted interviews to identify the process and procedures...
Small Business Administration Franchise Loans: Risk of Loss Can Be Reduced and Program Effectiveness Improved
CED-80-47: Published: Apr 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) franchise loan policies and practices. As of April 1979, SBA had made or guaranteed about 16,400 loans totaling about $1 billion to franchise businesses. However, as of September 1978, the risk of loss by SBA on franchise loans was about $548 million. Moreover, most of SBA franchise business loans have been made under its princip...
Comments on Public Law 95-507
111018: Dec 4, 1979
Questions have arisen concerning a delay in implementing an amendment to the Small Business Act. The amendment provides for small business concerns of disadvantaged owners to have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of Federal contracts. It requires many contracts to contain provisions for subcontracting plans which are designed to achieve the statutory aims. The questions co...
The Small Business Impact Statement Act of 1979 and the Small Business Regulatory Relief Act
109453: May 22, 1979
Commenting on two regulatory bills before the House of Representatives, GAO shared its views on the need to consider the adverse impact of government regulation on small business. Incorporation of the objectives of the pending legislation in more comprehensive regulatory reform legislation would make regulation less burdensome to small business. Various forms of flexible regulation exist which cou...