Small Business Administration -- Holds free bi-monthly "pre-business workshops" presenting an overview of skills needed to open a small business. They also offer seminars, counseling and literature. Call 653-6600.
S.C.O.R.E. -- Retired executives share experiences and knowhow, free, with any small business owner or prospective owner. 693-6958.
Small Business Development Center -- Provides free counseling and low-cost seminars and workshops on how to start and/or run a small business. 636-7187.
Small Business Clinic -- Offers free legal advice at George Washington University to small businesses and non-profit organizations in the District. 676-7463.
Lawyer Referral and Information Center -- A service of the National Bar Association, to listen to small business owners' problems and provide names of lawyers specializing in that concern if an attorney's help is needed. 833-5580.
National Association of Women Business Owners -- Sponsors meetings, activities and provides a network for sharing common problems. A directory listing nearly 2,000 women-owned businesses in the Washington-Baltimore area is available for $10. 338-9866.
Adult Education -- Classes in small business operations are offered at Mount Vernon College, 331-3539; American University, 686-6806; the Department of Agriculture's graduate school, 447-4419, and at WORTHY, Inc., 333-7873.
Coalition of Women in National and International Business -- A new lobbying organization for businesswomen, formed by participants at the White House Conference on Small Business. Write 1036 Carew Tower, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
Hope Associates, Inc. -- Gives women business owners free assistance in completing P.A.S.S. (Procurement Automated Source System) forms, to make business eligible for federal contracts. 920-7624.
American Women's Economic Development Corporation -- Offers a counseling program through their New York office, 1270 Avenue of Americas, New York, N.Y. 10020.