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The 8(a) Pilot Program for Disadvantaged Small Businesses Has Not Been Effective
CED-81-22: Published: Jan 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1981.
The implementation of the 8(a) pilot contracting program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is discussed. SBA awards procurement contracts under this program to socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses for the purpose of helping them become competitive. When SBA uses the pilot program, it has the exclusive authority to designate procurement requirements. The Department of t...
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Pilot Program
114222: Jan 23, 1981
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has the authority to enter into procurement contracts with federal agencies for the purpose of subcontracting to small businesses to help them achieve a competitive position in the marketplace. A special pilot contracting program between the Army and SBA was created. In the regular 8(a) program, agencies volunteer these contracts. In the pilot program, SBA h...
Most Borrowers of Economic Opportunity Loans Have Not Succeeded in Business
CED-81-3: Published: Dec 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program (EOL) has been a means for sustained economic progress for relatively few borrowers. The program originated with the Economic Opportunity Act as a part of the war on poverty. Today, it is part of a larger SBA effort involving several programs to help socially and/or economically disadvantaged people create and maintain small...
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...
Small Business Participation in the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Programs
EMD-80-119: Published: Sep 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1980.
GAO was asked to review a number of matters regarding small business participation in the Department of Energy's (DOE) solar energy programs. The areas reviewed included: (1) the extent to which small businesses participate in the DOE solar energy programs; (2) the DOE efforts to encourage innovativeness by small businesses in the solar area; and (3) the background and experience key DOE officials...
Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Program
112675: Jun 30, 1980
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program was reviewed. Under the Surety Bond Guarantee Program, SBA guarantees 80 to 90 percent of a surety company's losses on bonds executed for small businesses which can be reasonably expected to perform as required by a contract and which cannot obtain bonding without the guarantee. Surety companies pay SBA 20 percent of the bond...
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...
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...
H.R. 11445, a Bill Proposing To Amend the Small Business Act
B-85909: Published: Aug 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1978.
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