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The Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
The Small Business Administration (SBA) administers programs to support small businesses, including several loan guaranty programs designed to encourage lenders to provide loans to small businesses "that might not otherwise obtain financing on reasonable terms and conditions". The SBA's 504 Certified Development Company (504/CDC) loan guaranty program is administered through non-profit Certified Development Companies (CDC). It provides long-term fixed rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land, buildings, equipment, and machinery. This book examines the lending standards and performance measures SBA has established to help ensure that loans meet key requirements, as well as 504 loan performance, and SBA's processes for reviewing CDCs' eligibility to participate in the program, loan applications, and CDCs' compliance with program requirements.
Decision Making Systems in Business Administration by
Publication Date: 2012-11-29
This book analyzes some of the most recent advances in the field of decision making and fuzzy systems applied to business and economics presented at the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (MS'12 Rio de Janeiro), 10-13 December, 2012. In this conference, a special focus is given to the fundamental concept of sustainable development. Other key applications in business, economics and finance are also considered.In general, it is very useful for graduate students and researchers interested in pursuing research that combines quantitative techniques such as modeling and simulation and decision making with business and economic problems. This is especially useful when dealing with complex environments where the information is very uncertain and additional mathematical and statistical techniques are needed in order to understand the specific situations considered.
Small Business Administration Programs by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
The Small Business Administration (SBA) administers several programs to support small businesses, including loan guarantee programs to enhance small business access to capital; contracting programs to increase small business opportunities in federal contracting; direct loan programs for businesses, home-owners, and renters to assist their recovery from natural disasters; and small business management and technical assistance training programs to assist business formation and expansion. This book provides an overview of these programs, with a focus on stimulating economic activity, creating jobs, and assisting in the national economic recovery.
Small Business Administration Investment and Loan Programs by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
The Small Business Administration's (SBA's) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program is designed to enhance small business access to venture capital by stimulating and supplementing "the flow or private equity capital and long term loan funds which small business concerns need for the sound financing of their business operations and for their growth, expansion, and modernisation, and which are not available in adequate supply". Facilitating the flow of capital to small businesses to stimulate the national economy was, and remains, the SBIC program's primary objective. This book examines small business administration investment and loan programs with a focus on the SBIC; SBA New Markets Venture Capital program; Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program; the Small Business Administration 504/CDC Loan Guaranty Program; and the microloan program.
Critical Theory for Business and Public Administration by
Publication Date: 2008-06-01
A volume in Ethics in Practice Series Editors Robert A. Giacalone, Temple University and Carole L. Jurkiewicz, Louisiana State University The purpose of this book is to develop ethical traditions based on Kant, Horkheimer, and others, to extend beyond the level of individual behavior to address the social system level in business and public administration. It is not enough to try to be good or ethical as individuals when it is systemic processes which are fostering unethical behavior. Horkheimer's books Eclipse of Reason and Critique of Instrumental Reason, and his early and now classic essay Materialism and Morality, ask for a reformation of Kantian ethics. The reform is sought because the categorical imperative, within the context of an individualism capitalism, serves to worsen the difference between business ethics and moral philosophy. Therefore, Horkheimer asks that the maxims that would be made universal would be done at the level of people organizing with others. This is the level addressed in this volume, as we seek to change the system that is producing and reproducing unethical behaviors.