Small business (41 - 46 of 46 items)
The Small Business Administration's Economic Opportunity Loan Program
116828: Oct 27, 1981
GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program. At the time of the review, the Program was one of several SBA programs to help socially or economically disadvantaged people create and develop small businesses. Established with a difficult mission, the Program funded businesses that could not get assistance from other SBA programs or from the private sector...
SBA's Progress in Implementing the Public Law 95-507 Subcontracting and Surety Bond Waiver Provisions Has Been Limited
CED-81-151: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
GAO reviewed actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Presidential Advisory Committee to promote subcontracting as a means of developing small and small minority businesses and the SBA implementation of the surety bond waiver provision of Public Law 95-507.SBA and the Presidential Advisory Committee have not fully implemented the subcontracting provision of Public Law 95-50...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
Status Report on Small and Small Minority Business Subcontracting and Waiver of Surety Bonding for 8(a) Firms
CED-80-130: Published: Aug 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1980.
The Small Business Act was amended to emphasize the use of subcontracting as a method of promoting the long-term viability of small and minority businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is authorized to provide financial assistance to large businesses for the purpose of training and upgrading potential small and small minority contractors. This authority generally has not been used. The...
Productivity as a Factor in Economic Prosperity and the Appropriate Federal Role
106768: Aug 15, 1978
A recent GAO evaluation of the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life dealt with the effectiveness of the Center and the Federal role in national productivity. Improved productivity is an important factor in economic prosperity because it can mean an improved standard of living for workers; it lessens inflationary pressures; and it is important in maintaining the competitive...
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...