Small-business owners are alarmed at the direction President Clinton's deficit-reduction package is taking, and some analysts say the banking industry should take those fears to heart as well.

"Small business is the last, best market for banks," said Edward E. Furash, managing partner of Furash & Co., a bank consulting group in Washington.

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