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WILMINGTON, DE - Delaware's newest small business owners will get a helping hand when the Small Business Resource Fair tours the state next month for a series of information and networking events supported by Delaware's congressional delegation. Aimed at those working to develop their own small business, the Fair will connect helpful agencies and organizations with perspective entrepreneurs. "Most businesses in America are small businesses. They're family businesses, ma and pa businesses, and they're the backbone of our economy and our communities, both in Delaware and throughout the country," said Senator Joe Biden. "This fair will help give our small business owners and entrepreneurs greater access to valuable resources that can help them navigate the sometimes cumbersome and complex maze of business development procedures so they can grow and expand." "I've always believed in the value of finding out what works and seeing if these methods can be applied to similar projects. There is a lot of value in listening to the insights of those who went before you," Senator Tom Carper said. "The Small Business Resource Fair is an excellent opportunity for Delawareans to learn from each other." Congressman Mike Castle expressed support for the Fair; "Networking is one of the most valuable tools for a small business owner. Small business people have to leverage all their opportunities to help build on their success. This Resource Fair will help Delaware's small business owners do just that." Each of the Small Business Resource Fairs will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and are free to attend. Tues, October 8th, Kent County Delaware State University, MLK Auditorium, Dover Mon, October 21st, Sussex County CHEER Senior Center, Georgetown Wed, October 30th, New Castle County Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, Glasgow The Delaware Small Business Resource Partnership (DSBRP) is a consortium of state, federal and non-profit agencies that focus on business development, technical assistance, financing, advocacy, enforcement and licensing. For more information on the Small Business Resource Fair 2002, please contact the DSBRP: New Castle County (302) 571-1555 Kent County (302) 678-1555 Sussex County (302) 856-1555