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Check out for the government's take on how prepared small businesses are.

-- Karen Cook (, November 30, 1998



S.F. Chronicle 1998/11/25/BU103473.DTL Wednesday, November 25, 1998

U.S. Issues Small Business Y2K Warning

Big companies and government are not the only ones who need to prepare for the Year 2000 problem. The U.S. Small Business Administration figures that as many as 330,000 small businesses out of 23 million risk closing unless they fix the problem and an additional 370,000 could be temporarily or permanently crippled. That means shutdown of services, canceled shipments and job losses.

A Gallup Poll showed that 82 percent of businesses with revenue under $50 million are at risk, and three-quarters of small-business owners have not taken any action to ensure that their computer systems can distinguish between the years 2000 and 1900.

The SBA, in partnership with Dell Computer Corp., has information on the subject. Take a look at the SBA's Web site ( or call (800) 827-5722. Dell's site is (

-- Diane J. Squire (, November 30, 1998.

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