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Author: William B. Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: usda, could, improved, sba, collaboration, economic, development, rural
Number of Pages: 51
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437909868
ISBN-13: 9781437909869

The Small Business Admin. (SBA) and the Rural Development offices of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) both work in rural areas to foster economic development by promoting entrepreneurship and community development. This report discusses: (1) the complementary nature of some SBA and Rural Development programs and the extent to which it provides a rationale for the agencies to collaborate; (2) past and current efforts by SBA and Rural Development to work together and with other agencies; and (3) opportunities for the agencies to improve their collaborative efforts. Includes recommendations.

Author: William B. Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: lender, agency, risk, rating, system, usefulness, improve, business, administration, actions, needed, small
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2010-04
ISBN-10: 1437926681
ISBN-13: 9781437926682

The Small Business Administration (SBA) guarantees individual loans that lenders originate. The agency uses its Loan and Lender Monitoring System (L/LMS) to assess the individual risk of each loan, and SBA's contractor developed a lender risk rating system (LRRS) based on L/LMS data. However, questions have been raised about the extent to which SBA has used its LRRS to improve its oversight of lenders. This report examined: (1) how SBA's LRRS compares with those used by federal financial regulators and lenders and the system's usefulness for predicting lender performance; and (2) how SBA uses

Author: William B. Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: provisions, american, recovery, reinvestment, administrative, implementation, small, business, administration, sba, status
Number of Pages: 31
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437928145
ISBN-13: 9781437928143

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Many lenders have been reluctant to offer conventional loans -- that is, loans not guaranteed by the fed. govżt. -- to small bus. (SB). While the SBA loan guarantee programs are intended to help SB raise critical financing that they may have difficulty obtaining from other sources, the availability of such loans has also declined. This report reviews SBAżs efforts to implement the 8 Amer. Recovery and Reinvest. Act (ARRA) admin. provisions. This report discusses the extent to which: (1) SBA has implemented the 8 ARRA admin. pro

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: lenders, program, preferred, sba, business, analysis, small
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 1993
ISBN-10: 1568069626
ISBN-13: 9781568069623

Examines the SBA Lenders Program.

Author: Robert G. Seabrooks
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: small, going, businesses, awards, procurement, business, sba
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 2007-10-01
ISBN-10: 1422315797
ISBN-13: 9781422315798

At the request of the U.S. Senate, the Small Business Admin. (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an evaluation to determine whether small business procurement awards reported by the SBA in FY2001 & 2002 were indeed awarded to companies that were small at the time of the award. The OIG further examined issues related to small business gov't. contracting. This report presents the results of this evaluation.

Author: William B. Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: could, decisions, improve, program, oversight, elsewhere, credit, administration, business, additional, guidance, documenting, small
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437915043
ISBN-13: 9781437915044

The Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) program is intended to provide loan guarantees to small business borrowers who cannot obtain conventional credit at reasonable terms and do not have the personal resources to provide financing themselves. In FY 2008, SBA guaranteed over 69,000 loans valued at about $13 billion. This report: (1) describes SBA's criteria and lenders' practices for determining that borrowers cannot obtain credit elsewhere; and (2) examines SBA's efforts to ensure that lenders are complying with the credit elsewhere provision. To meet these objectives, the auditor vis

Author: Gregory Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: four, metropolitan, areas, identified, abuse, program, fraud, hubzone
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437915035
ISBN-13: 9781437915037

The Small Bus. Admin.'s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Bus. Zone (HUBZone) program provides fed. contracting assistance to small firms located in economically distressed areas, in order to stimulate economic devżt. In July 2008, substantial vulnerabilities were identified in SBA's application and monitoring process that demonstrated the HUBZone program is vulnerable to fraud and abuse. Also, 10 HUBZone firms in the Wash., D.C., area misrepresented their eligibility. This report determines: (1) whether additional cases of fraud and abuse exist outside of the Wash., D.C., area; (2) what actio
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