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A Guide to Selected Government Information Available at WIU's Government Publications Library
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Federal Government Information
A hearing to learn the issues of most concern to and affecting small businesses and to get recommendations about how to best promote and sustain an enterprise friendly
economy that rewards those who start and grow small businesses. 2001.
Y 4.SM 1:106-71
Ideas, Inventions, and Innovations
Discusses how to protect your inventions, promoting and marketing: and sources of financing, etc. 1992.
SBA 1.2: P 94/9/IDEAS/992
Policy Directive: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
Examines the role of small business in federal research and development as directed by the Small Business Research and Development Enhancement Act of 1992. 1993.
SBA 1.2: P 94/11
Protecting small business rights
A hearing to on the fifth anniversary of SBREFA, or the Red Tape Reduction Act, to determine if small business participation has increased and whether or not their
concerns have been heard and addressed and their rights protected. 2002.
Y 4.SM 1/2:S.HRG. 107-226
General Small Business Administration information about its programs and services. 2002.
SBA 1.2:P 94/13/2002
Hearing about reforming federal regulations to lessen the burden on small businesses so they can remain competitive. 2004.
Y 4.SM 1:108-66
Hearing to identify ways the federal government can ease the regulatory, insurance and other burdens of small businesses and thereby revitalize the economy. 2005.
Y 4.SM 1:109-12
Small Business Investment Companies: The SBIC Program
An overview of the SBIC (Small Business Investment Companies) Program. Discusses who benefits, requirements, licensing, loans, eligibility, and more. 1992.
SBA 1.2: Sm 1/17/992-2
This hearing focuses on bringing necessary reform to insurance markets that have long trapped small businesses and their employees in a vicious cycle of escalating
premium costs and fewer coverage options. 2005
Y 4.SM 1/2:S.HRG. 109-110
Small business assistance for women
Small Business Administration information about its programs and services aimed particularly at women-owned businesses. 2002.
SBA 1.2:W 84/20/2000
Women Business Owners: Selling to the Federal Government
A handbook designed to help women entrepreneurs seeking business with the Federal Government. Addresses information about, "How the Government Buys",
"Agency Resources", "How Government Makes Known Its Needs", and more. 1990.
SBA 1.2: W 84/4/990
The Facts About...
A series of pamphlets giving facts about various subjects regarding small business. Subjects covered are: international trade assistance, black-owned
businesses, contract loan programs, handicapped assistance loans, women-owned businesses, etc. 1992.
SBA 1.2: F 11
Business Plan for the Small Retailer
Explores what a business plan is, marketing techniques, buying, inventory, implementing a plan, and control and feedback. 1992.
SBA 1.2: B 96/12
Results of Three-Year Commercialization Study of the SBIR Program
Gives results of a three-year study to evaluate the extent which SBIR Program awardees are successfully marketing the results of their research and development
efforts. Includes tables and graphs. 1990.
SBA 1.2: B 86/3
Focus on the Future: Small Business in the 1990's
Addresses a number of trends that will affect America's business community in the next decade. Issues addressed are: keeping small business competitive,
federal-state partnerships, mandated health benefits, family and parental leave, child care options, global marketplace, rural development, and more. 1990.
SBA 1.2: F 98
Starting Your Own Business: Answers to Some of Your Questions
Addresses some of the most often asked questions about starting a business. Includes topics: starting a business, management, financing, marketing, etc. 1990.
SBA 1.2: B 96/8/990
Working Together: A Guide to Federal and State Resources for Rural Economic Development
Summarizes rural economic development programs administered by agencies of the Federal Government. Also gives a listing of state offices and contact persons. 1991.
SBA 1.19: W 89/2/991
Budgeting for the Small Business
Explores how to create a budget, basic budgeting concepts, how to use a budget, etc. 1992.
SBA 1.23/3: B 85
Small Business Risk Management Guide
Subjects discussed are to encourage small business owners to protect their businesses. Also, aids in helping identify, minimize, and eliminate business risks. 1990.
SBA 1.32/2: MP 28
The States and Small Business: A Directory of Programs and Activities
This directory is designed to identify state and local programs, agencies, laws, and other activities that aid in the nurturing of small businesses in the United States. 1993.
SBA 1.34: 993
National Affirmative Employment FY 1991 Accomplishment Report & FY 1992 Plan Update
The Accomplishment Report reflects action taken at the national level to meet Agency program objectives. The Plan Update reflects the occupational areas where there
continues to be under-representation of minorities and women. Tables are included. 1992.
SBA 1.2: AC 2/UPDATE
The State of Small Business: A Report to the President
A report to Congress by George Bush on the condition of small businesses in 1990. Discusses the strides in women and minority ownerships, new opportunities, failing businesses, and much more. Tables and graphs included. 1991.
SBA (Small Business Administration): Evaluation of the Small Business Administration's 7(a) Guaranteed Business Loan Program
Gives the final results of an evaluation of the 7(a) guaranteed business loan program. Gives demographic profiles; opinions of participants; graphs and tables,
and recommendations for future evaluations. 1992.
SBA 1.2: B 96/10
Field Hearing on Small Business Health Insurance Needs and Problems
Discusses the issue of how difficult it is for small businesses to obtain insurance for their employees because it is so expensive and hard to access for small businesses. 1992.
Y 4. Sm 1/2: S.hrg 102-544
- Advertising and the Law
- Affirmative Action
- Alcohol and Related Problems on Campus
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Alternative Medicine
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Animal Research and Humane Care
- Aviation Safety
- Capital Punishment
- Child Abuse
- Child Care
- Children and Television
- Citizenship & Immigration Services
- Confined Animal Feeding Operations
- Cuban Missile Crisis
- DNA Testing of Criminals
- Domestic Violence
- Drinking and Driving
- Drone Warfare
- Drug Legalization
- Drug Testing
- Earthquakes (Illinois)
- Eating Disorders
- Elder Abuse
- Elderly and Health Care
- Electronic Surveillance
- Endangered Species and Wildlife Conservation
- Financial Crisis
- Flag Desecration
- Global Warming
- Gulf War Illness
- Gun Control
- Hate Crimes
- Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Health Care Reform
- Home schooling
- Homosexuals in the Military
- Intellectual Property
- JFK Assassination
- Juvenile Justice
- Korean War
- Learning Disabilities
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Operation Desert Shield/Storm
- Police Misconduct
- Prison Reform
- POW and MIAs
- Problems of Adolescence
- Product Liability
- Reproductive Technology
- Same-Sex Marriage
- School Prayer
- School Violence
- Seat Belts
- Sexual Harrassment in Education
- Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Small Business
- Space Exploration
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Vietnam War
- Violence in Mass Media
- Welfare Reform
- Women in Business
- World War I
- World War II