When you calculate the size of your business to determine if you are a small business, you must include the annual receipts and the employees of your affiliates. Affiliation is determined by the ability to control. When the ability to control exists, even if it is not exercised, affiliation exists. The SBA determines affiliation in accordance with 13 CFR 121.103 in its Small Business Size Regulations.
One of the SBA’s major strategic goals is to strengthen the Agency’s entrepreneurial education, counseling, and training resources to support the needs of existing businesses by successfully focusing on core program resources and ensuring these resources are aligned with the needs of high-growth small businesses. Consistent with that direction, an operational objective is to coordinate internal and external resources to maximize: