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Small Business Administration

Small business administration

■ Introduction

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent federal agency created by the Small Business Act of 1953; in 2012, it gained cabinet status. The SBA operates under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, which was enacted to “aid, counsel, assist and protect insofar as is possible the interests of small business concerns in order to preserve free ...

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