Hot Spots Worth A Stop

THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVANCEMENT NATIONAL CENTER (SBANC) (http://www. offers a vast array of information, including industry profiles, small-business conferences, bulletins and publications, and information on borrowing and consultants. Recently redesigned, it's a good place to start.

COMMERCENET ( is a nonprofit group addressing the concerns of electronic commerce, such as standardized and secure transactions. If you've put your business on the Net, or are thinking about it, it's worth a visit. CommerceNet sponsors a pilot program to get small businesses online. Memberships are available for a fee.

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