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Online e-commerce course; 50 times the lenders

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An e-commerce option is now part of the SBA's online classroom program. Created through a partnership with Cisco Systems Inc., the Internet Essentials for Growing Businesses series offers you free instruction. Each course is a self-contained module allowing you to take it by itself or with the entire series, which includes an overview of the Internet economy, e-commerce basics, growing your dot-com, integrating your business and technical plans, and using Web marketing.

To access the courses, go to www.sba.gov and click on "SBA Classroom" and then "Online Courses." Then go to "e-Commerce" and click on "The Internet Economy." To take the courses, you'll need RealPlayer or Microsoft Media Player and at least a 28.8Kbps connection for the audio version, or you can read the text version.

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