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Myers' Gourmet Popcorn (Colorado Springs) has a catalog available from [Dave Taylor (, The Internet Mall, 4/15/94.] (Mail order is the easiest way to get started in business, except for garage sales. Computer scientists may have an advantage in setting up online access and business software for global services. Partnering with a business major might be a good idea, though. Mrs. Fields' husband set up the software, but she was the one who built a national cookie business.)

Entrepreneurs will find a business-oriented WWW home page on Listings of goods and services are included. [Hugh B. Johnson (, misc.entrepreneurs, 5/26/94. net-hap.]

The SBA is restructuring its Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program to emphasize early venture financing. An additional $9B will be available over three years. [Entrepreneur, 6/94, p, 12.]

Technology Capital Network and American Venture maintain online databases of investment capital and entrepreneurial investment opportunities. [WSJ, 6/2/94, p. B1. EDUPAGE.]

Brookfield Economics Institute (U.S.A.) Ltd. is starting a free Q&A newsletter for small business owners. To get the Brookfield Business Answer, send a "SUBSCRIBE BBA your name" message to Questions sent to will be discussed anonymously. Topics include test marketing, lease negotiation, incorporation and asset protection, safe hiring and firing practices, compensation, debt collection, and estate planning. [net-hap, 6/7/94.]