[Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1970.
Broadside/Poster 14 x 18 inches, printed on cardboard. Moderate rubbing and abrasion, some creasing to bottom corner, stamp of the Minneapolis office of the Small Business Station at lower right. Good.
A (surprisingly) unrecorded poster published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, urging “Mr. Small Businessman” to take advantage of assistance offered by the Small Business Administration. The SBA was founded in 1953 to counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small businesses. There were various expansions of and changes to its mission and programs over the succeeding decades. The only thing we are aware of that occurred in 1970 (and thus might have been the reason this poster was produced) was the establishment of the agency’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program, which increased the availability of loans to smaller concerns that otherwise might not have qualified. It is also possible it was produced in conjunction with the SBA-sponsored, annual “National Small Business Week,” which at least in some years included a poster contest. That said, we found no record of this poster – nor of any other SBA publicity poster – in OCLC or the Library of Congress.