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Helping Government Help Small Businesses

National Small Business Week recognizes the contributions of American small business owners and entrepreneurs. On the WatchBlog, it’s a time to look at the Small Business Administration—the federal agency that is charged with providing many small businesses with resources and tools to help them succeed. 424 more words


8(a) Program: Utah SBA Imposes Tough Restrictions on JVs & MPAs

The Utah SBA obviously hopes that these restrictions will lead to more successful 8(a) mentor-protege and joint venture relationships–but I worry that these District-specific restrictions may backfire, and put Utah 8(a)s at a significant competitive disadvantage against 8(a)s serviced by other SBA District Offices. 13 more words


8(a) Program Participation Down 34% Since 2010

Participation in the SBA’s 8(a) Program has declined from about 7,000 firms in 2010 to only around 4,500 today–a sharp drop of approximately 34% in only six years. 7 more words


Scrutiny for 8(a) sole-source follow-on contract awards between subsidiaries of same ANC

“….. SBA’s ability to enforce its regulation prohibiting subsidiaries owned by the same ANC from operating in the same primary line of business as reported to SBA is hindered by limited tracking and sharing of information across SBA’s 68 district offices.” 114 more words


8A: DID FACTORIES CREATE TOWNS (complete version)

Dear Sots,

Due to popular demand, this pdf is dedicated especially to my beloved student, Yi Kieat….Hohohoho~ Cheers…and thanks for reminding your forgetful sifu~



Spain Part 2: Cobblestones & Milestones at Montserrat


Barcelona! What an incredible city full of life, people, culture, food, history and so much more. It has to be one of my new favorite cities of all time and we just scratched the surface. 2,075 more words