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Short Take: Small business program from Microsoft, Compaq, SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced "Start, Run, Grow," a technology program for small businesses. Developed with Microsoft and Compaq Computer, who value their contribution to the SBA at $2 million, the program will provide advanced computer software, hardware, technical support and education resources in 38 "business information centers" nationwide, with up to 16 new centers opening in the coming year.

Paul Festa Staff Writer, CNET News.com
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has announced "Start, Run, Grow," a technology program for small businesses. Developed with Microsoft and Compaq Computer, who value their contribution to the SBA at $2 million, the program will provide advanced computer software, hardware, technical support and education resources in 38 "business information centers" nationwide, with up to 16 new centers opening in the coming year.