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MEDFORD Help is available for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in testing the viability of their ideas, and for existing business owners wanting to strategize about new directions for greater profitability.

Men and women are encouraged to attend a free orientation at noon Monday, Sept. 11, at 1119 Court St. to hear about the business readiness and business planning classes offered by Southern Oregon Womens Access to Credit.

The organizations loan program for small business owners is to be discussed. Scholarship assistance is available.

To attend the free orientation, call the organization at (541) 779-3992 or (541) 471-3907 to register.


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