The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Entrepreneurial Development (ED) designed a multi-year time series study to assess the impact of the face-to-face counseling programs it offers to small businesses. This study has examined clients who received face-to-face counseling services, starting in 2003. The SBA initiated this study as part of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). SBA contracted with Concentrance Consulting Group to assist in administering the study, to analyze the findings and to write this report. This report is the eighth report in the study and presents the findings from three separate study groups each year. This year’s study group includes 2010 clients’ initial attitudinal assessment of their counseling experience, and a follow-up with 2009 and 2008 clients to assess the financial impact of the received assistance.
To read the report, please see the attachment below.