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Small Business: Development Centers Meet Counseling Needs of Most Clients
RCED-90-38BR: Published: Nov 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program, focusing on: (1) client satisfaction with centers' and subcenters' assistance; (2) program funding sources; (3) program services; (4) client characteristics; (5) staff characteristics; and (6) effectiveness of on-site program reviews.GAO found...
Small Business: Profiles of Venture Capital Financing, 1983 Through 1987
RCED-89-68BR: Published: May 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied venture capital financings of Small Business Administration (SBA) small business investment companies (SBIC) and minority enterprise small business investment companies (MESBIC), focusing on the: (1) locations of the assisted firms; (2) types of financing provided; (3) assisted firms' industrial categories; and (4) accuracy and completeness of the S...
Review of SBA's 8(a) Procurement Program
T-RCED-88-18: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Program, which awards federal contracts to economically and socially disadvantaged small businesses, focusing on: (1) contractor performance; and (2) SBA program management. GAO noted that federal contracting officers believed that 8(a) contractors: (1) generally performed satisfactorily in terms of meeting delivery dates and providing a...
Effect of GAO Decision on Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies
B-197439: Published: Jun 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was asked about the effect of a GAO decision on existing minority enterprise small business investment companies (MESBIC's). The decision held that, with some exceptions, the Small Business Administration (SBA) did not have the authority to leverage federal money invested in MESBIC's. It was asked how to deal with existing MESBIC's that might be threatened with ruin as a result of the decision...
Information on the Federal Highway Administration's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
RCED-85-31: Published: Mar 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided certain information on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program administered by the Federal Highway Administration.GAO noted that the latest state directories, available as of September 1984, showed that 7,106 DBE firms were certified in the United States. GAO reviewed the program records of six states and found that they indicated that...
Misuse of SBA's 8(a) Program Increased Cost for Many ADP Equipment Acquisitions
AFMD-82-9: Published: Oct 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1981.
GAO reviewed the use of contracts under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act by various federal agencies as a means of acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment. GAO sought to determine whether government computer acquisition opportunities are being made available to as many small and disadvantaged businesses as possible under the 8(a) program and if federal procurement policies and re...
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...
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...
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...
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...