Program management (101 - 110 of 113 items)
Size Standards for Small Businesses
109847: Jul 10, 1979
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses size standards to determibility for Federal Small Business Assistance programs, but many of the size standards do not direct assistance to the target group of businesses which are "struggling to become or remain competitive." It was found that the standands often define as small a high percentage of industry firms controlling most of an industry's sales...
SBA's 8(a) Procurement Program
106368: Jun 20, 1978
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses the 8(a) procurement program to assist socially or economically disadvantaged small businessmen to achieve a competitive position in the financial marketplace by entering into procurement contracts with Federal agencies and, in turn, subcontracting the work to these small businessmen. Twenty-eight 8(a) applications in SBA's region IX in fiscal year 1977...
Small Business Administration's Small Business Investment Company Program
105635: May 8, 1978
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program was intended to stimulate and supplement the flow of private-equity capital and long-term loans to small business. SBIC's are privately operated investment companies that are authorized to make equity investments in small businesses. In spite of the Federal Government's large financial commitment to the prog...
Improvements Needed in Administering the Flammable Fabrics Act
HRD-78-88: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
The Flammable Fabrics Act prohibits the introduction or movement in interstate commerce of wearing apparel and interior furnishings which are so highly flammable as to be dangerous to individuals. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for administration of the act.The Commission has not been timely in developing flammability standards for wearing apparel and upholstered furniture....
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...
Legislation To Establish a Bureau of Minority Business and Economic Development
B-85909: Published: Feb 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1978.
GAO provided comments on the proposed "Minority Business and Economic Development Act," which would establish within the Small Business Administration a Bureau of Minority Business and Economic Development and authorize transfer to the Bureau responsibility for coordinating and administering Federal activities affecting the development of minority small business concerns...
Ways To Increase the Number, Type, and Timeliness of 8(a) Procurement Contracts
CED-78-48: Published: Feb 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1978.
The overall objective of the 8(a) program under the Small Business Act of 1953 is to provide government procurement assistance to disadvantaged business owners to assist them in developing their capability to compete effectively on the open market. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials involved in the 8(a) program were contracted to obtain their opinion on how to: increase the number of fe...
Changes Needed in Procedures for Setting Freight-Car Rental Rates
CED-77-138: Published: Nov 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 11, 1977.
When one railroad uses another railroad's freight car, it pays a per-diem rental rate. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) establishes the criteria and procedures for determining per-diem rates. The per-diem rate reimburses freight-car owners for the costs of owning a freight car and for a fair return on investment. Although this should ideally allow an adequate supply of freight cars to move...
Small Business Administration Needs To Improve Its 7(a) Loan Program
GGD-76-24: Published: Feb 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1976.
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