Thanks very much for taking a few minutes to help us gather some information about the extent to which small businesses use SBA programs and about their experiences with them. Your insights will help shape a set of recommendations we are developing to improve the federal government's support for small businesses.

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* 1. Your organization

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* 2. Your name (your replies are confidential and won't be public, but please let us know who you are in case we want to follow up)

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* 3. To the best of your knowledge, how many of the small businesses with which you work used the following SBA programs in recent years?

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Pandemic-related loans (PPP, EIDL, etc.)
Other SBA loans (7a, 504, Microloans, etc.)
Government contracting/procurement
Technical assistance (SBDCs, SCORE, etc.)
Equity investments (SBIC, Impact Investment Fund, etc.)
Innovation research or technology transfer programs (SBIR, SBTT)

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* 4. What problems (if any) or benefits (if any) have the small businesses with which you work mentioned with regard to accessing or using SBA programs? (While we are interested in feedback on the agency's response during COVID, we're also very interested in the agency's impact and operations pre-COVID.)

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* 5. Do the small businesses with which you work have specific needs that the SBA does not address?

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* 6. Do you have a working relationship with a Small Business Development Center?

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* 7. Do you have a working relationship with a SCORE chapter?

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* 8. Anything else you think we should know as we look at the SBA and as we explore ways it might better meet the needs of small businesses?

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