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Successful applicants tended to be firms that had generated positive sales/revenue growth, firms that were sufficiently successful two years ago to be able to self-fund their needs through retained earnings, and firms that were at least five years old.

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Successful applicants tended to be firms that had generated positive sales/revenue growth, firms that were sufficiently successful two years ago to be able to self-fund their needs through retained earnings, and firms that were at least five years old.