[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 13, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 13CFR121.105] [Page 286] TITLE 13--BUSINESS CREDIT AND ASSISTANCE CHAPTER I--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PART 121_SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart A_Size Eligibility Provisions and Standards Sec. 121.105 How does SBA define ``business concern or concern''? (a) A business concern eligible for assistance from SBA as a small business is a business entity organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States, and which operates primarily within the United States or which makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor. (b) A business concern may be in the legal form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust or cooperative, except that where the form is a joint venture there can be no more than 49 percent participation by foreign business entities in the joint venture. (c) A firm will not be treated as a separate business concern if a substantial portion of its assets and/or liabilities are the same as those of a predecessor entity. In such a case, the annual receipts and employees of the predecessor will be taken into account in determining size.