Small Business Consulting: A 10-Region Analysis of Small Business Institute Programs, 1990*
Small Business Institute programs have operated in the U .S . for almost two decades. This particular i1ehicle for small business consulting has been the focus of many studies. However, a comparative analysis of the programs of the 10 SBA geographical regions has yet to be undertaken. This study examines similarities and differences in the SBI programs in all 10 regions and at the same time provides a database upon which other hypotheses may be developed . The benefits anticipated from the results of the research may be used in public policy decisions and in evaluating contributions by SBIs to the private sector .
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