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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues definition, most... that Abraham Kaplan's Small Business: Its Place and Problems defined small businesses as those with no more... this definition would have classified about 95% of all business concerns as small, and would have accounted... a rigid definition of small business" because "the concept of small business must remain flexible... be established to the category of small business, they must vary from industry to industry according

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues Table 2. Industry Size... Standards Being Applied During the SBA's Ongoing Review of Its Small Business Size Standards Receipts Based...,000 employees No more than 1,250 employees No more than 1,500 employees Source: U.S. Small Business... Administration, "Small Business Size Standards Methodology," April 2009, pp. 21-23, at http...://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/size_standards_methodology.pdf; U.S. Small Business Administration, "Small Business Size Standards: Inflation Adjustment to Monetary

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues administered... of business, net worth, net income, a combination thereof, or other appropriate factors."32 It also notes... and Currency's report accompanying H.R. 5141, the Small Business Act of 1953, issued on May 28, 1953, provided... in the act a detailed definition of small business because of the variation between business groups... are to be designated small-business concerns for the purposes of the act.34 The report did not provide specific

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues when Congress... on Small Business reviewed federal statutes, executive branch directives, and the academic literature... by asserting that the need to define the concept of small business was based on a general consensus... that assisting small business was necessary to enhance economic competition, combat monopoly formation, inhibit... For example, the War Mobilization and Reconversion Act of 1944 defined a small business as either "employing

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues standards.... Previously, the small business size standard for agricultural enterprises was set in statute as having annual..., the Small Business Size Standard Flexibility Act of 2011), 113th Congress (H.R. 2542, the Regulatory....R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015, and its Senate companion bill..., S. 1536), and 115th Congress (H.R. 33, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues businesses... are required to meet the SBA's size standards to be considered a small business. However, in some cases..., the underlying statute defines the eligibility criteria for defining a small business. In other cases... of Advocacy is an independent office within the SBA. During the 112th Congress, H.R. 585, the Small Business... Size Standard Flexibility Act of 2011, was reported by the House Committee on Small Business

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues SBA Administrator... is proposed to decrease, and most will in fact increase, very few firms will lose their small business status.... We estimate that about 39,000 firms will gain small business status."73 He testified.... Mitchell, chair of the House Committee on Small Business, expressed disappointment in the SBA's final rule..., stating at a congressional oversight hearing on July 30, 1985, that "the government and the business

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues Small Business... and Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship opposed the proposed rule, largely because... estimated that the adjustment restored eligibility to approximately 12,000 firms that lost small-business... that the adjustment restored eligibility for approximately 10,400 firms that lost small-business status due solely... industries with employee size standards."95 It would then (...continued) 2004; and SBA, "Small Business Size

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues will now be two... for small business procurement purposes if further segmentation of the industry category is warranted. 149 H... Committee on Small Business on January 13, 2016. H.R. 3714 was introduced on October 8, 2015, considered... each industry to define eligibility for small business assistance. On several occasions in its history..., the SBA attempted to revise its small business size standards in a comprehensive manner. However, because

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues Contents W hat Is a... Sm all Business...?...................................................................................................................... 6 Early Definitions of Small Business Vary in Approach and Criteria..............................................6 The Small Business Act of 1953's Definition of Small Provides Room....................................................................21 SBA's Definitions for Small Business

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues * established, until... examination of the SBA's size standards and assesses competing views concerning how to define a small business... and appeal processes. Previously, the small business size standard for agricultural enterprises was set... Congress (H.R. 585, the Small Business Size Standard Flexibility Act of 2011), 113th Congress (H.R. 2542... Congress (H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015, and its Senate

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues What Is a Small... Business? There is bipartisan agreement that small businesses play an important role in the American... is of congressional interest because the definition used determines business eligibility for Small Business... Administration (SBA) assistance as well as federal contracting and tax preferences. The Small Business Act... and the market failures they cause by eliminating competition in the marketplace. The Small Business Act of 1953

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues divided by the total... by the total volume of units sold in that market. Who Makes the Call? The Small Business Act of 1953 (P.L. 83...-163, as amended) authorized the SBA to establish size standards for determining eligibility for small business... assistance. Sixty years have passed since the SBA established its initial small business size standards...,000 small businesses gained SBA eligibility.7 Early Definitions of Small Business Vary in Approach

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues and Minority... may be fast growing into just a regular bank forum not just to small business but to all business."49... At that time, approximately 99% of all firms with employees were classified by the SBA as a small business.50... business sector is undermined by inflation. Using employment, as opposed to dollar sales, will provide... to reflect price increases.55 48 U.S. Congress, House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on General

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues Mr. Abels testified... Select Committee on Small Business to review the SBA's size standards. At that time, most of the SBA... have lost small-business status due solely to the effect of inflation.44 GAO's report, issued in 1978... Committee on Small Business oversight hearing conducted on July 10, 1979. Representative John J. LaFalce..., chair of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on General Oversight 43Ibid., p. 40. 44 U

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues * Finance.... In addition, effective October 1, 2017, the SBA amended its small business size standards to incorporate the U... industries and parts of another.114 SBA's Definitions for Small Business The SBA, relying on statutory... language, defines a small business as a concern that is organized for profit; has a place of business... and operated; and is not dominant in its field on a national basis. The business may be a sole proprietorship

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues in H.R. 5... or disapprove a size standard requested by a federal agency for purposes other than the Small Business Act... or the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. The SBA's Administrator currently has that authority. How Big..., annual business receipts of $1,000 or more ($1 or more in the construction industries), and are subject... most business statistics.13 As Table 1 indicates, in 2015 (the latest available data) there were 5

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues employees) to prevent... business. Therefore, SBA proposed higher size standards in a number of procurementsensitive industries... on the proposed rule, with almost 70% supporting it.71 65 U.S. Congress, Senate Committee on Small Business, Small... Business Administration's Size Standards, hearing, 97th Cong., 1st sess., May 5, 1981 (Washington: GPO..., 1981), p. 12. 66 Ibid., p. 11. 67 SBA, "Small Business Size Standards; Size Standards Revisions," 47

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... Small Business Size Standards: A Historical Analysis of Contemporary Issues approach because... that the adjustment would restore eligibility to approximately 20,000 firms that lost small-business status due solely... restore eligibility to approximately 8,760 firms that lost small-business status due solely to the effects... measure of business size" than other measures.87 It added that the proposed rule would change 514 size...,100 could lose small business eligibility, with the net effect of 1,100 additional businesses defined

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