American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. Small Business Administration
- US Small Business Administration
- n. an independent agency of the United States government that protects the interests of small businesses and ensures that they receive a fair share of government contracts
“The SBA is the only agency that has been unwilling to provide its phone records.”
“If a franchise is not listed on the Franchise Registry, the lender is required to obtain SBA's approval each time a franchise buyer applies for a loan.”
“A number of borrowers in SBA programs today would have gotten conventional lending years ago.”
“They sell the guaranteed portions of longer-term SBA loans to replenish their funds.”
“More important, as an institution, the SBA is not known to be a model of efficiency.”
“Remember, though, that the SBA is not going to approve any loan where the buyer has no experience in the industry or where the buyer is not putting down his own money as well.”
“So I call my SBA contact and he basically says oops, sorry, we'll begin the reconsideration process for your application.”
“If you want to talk about shrinking government, the SBA is the last place to go.”
“Beneath the 65% figure cited by the SBA is a lot more job creation and destruction than is immediately evident.”
“Ms. Mills will remain on the president's cabinet only as long as the SBA is an agency-- and the announcement of Ms. Mill's elevation to the cabinet was precluded by a proposal to collapse the SBA and five other federal agencies into one.”
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