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The SBA takes its resources international.

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This story appears in the May 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Although it's already established more than 60 women'sbusiness centers nationwide, the has set its sights much higherin its continuing commitment to women entrepreneurs. "Itoccurred to us it might take hundreds of years to build the numberof women's centers needed to serve the [demand] outthere," says Sherrye Henry, assistant administrator of theSBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership.

So it did the next best thing. In January, the SBA launched theOnline Women's Business Center (http://www.onlinewbc.org). Alongwith basics on how to start and run a business, the site also linksusers with counselors and mentors for free assistance. By July, thesite should be translated into seven additional languages.

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