Attention, women would-be business owners: The following is a brief listing of some of the assistance programs available nationwide for women in business:
- Boston: The Center for Women & Enterprise offers multiweek courses, workshops, roundtable discussions, and the inspired "brown-bag lunch series," featuring successful women entrepreneurs who share their experiences. Write to 45 Bromfield St., 6th Fl., Boston, MA 02108 or call (617) 423-3001.
- Chicago: The Women's Business Development Center offers a number of workshops, including "The FastTrac to Business Ownership" and "Business Finance Program." Write to 8 S. Michigan Ave., #400, Chicago, IL 60603 or call (312) 853-3477.
- San Francisco: Women's Initiative for Self Employment provides bilingual entrepreneurship training, technical assistance and financing to low-income women who want to start small businesses. Write to 450 Mission St., #402, San Francisco, CA 94105 or call (415) 247-9473.
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