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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: January 31, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Small Business Administration Announces Its "Answer Desk" to Offer E-Mail Service

AGENCIES: Small Business Administration (SBA)

ACTION: Anouncement

SYNOPSIS: On January 28, 2000, the SBA announced that it has expanded its "Answer Desk" service to the Internet, and that small business owners and entrepreneurs can now e-mail their questions about starting and growing their businesses to the SBA. The e-mail address is answerdesk@sba.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Elder, 202-205-6567.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: SBA's Answer Desk is the only national toll-free telephone service providing information to the public on small business problems and concerns (1-800-UASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722)). Its hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Spanish-speaking business specialists are available at the Answer Desk.

SBA is adding an e-mail capability to its Answer Desk. The e-mail address is answerdesk@sba.gov. Also, the Answer Desk may be accessed through the Internet site at http://www.sba.gov/answerdesk.html.

EDITOR'S NOTE: According to the SBA, the following are the ten questions most frequently asked of the Answer Desk:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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