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Training and Counseling Program for Cambodian Refugees

June 10, 1997

Cambodian refugees in Long Beach who want to start small or home-based businesses may be eligible for a free business training and counseling program run by Women's Enterprise Development Corp. The 17-week class, which is sponsored by the Cambodian Business Assn., the United Cambodian Community and Community Rehabilitation Industry, provides basic business training. The program is funded by a $319,400 county grant and begins June 25. Classes will be given in Khmer from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Contact (562) 983-3747.

U.S. Chamber Online Catalog: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Institute has created an Internet listing of more than 200 books, software, audiotapes and video programs for small-business owners and entrepreneurs. Visit http://www.usccsbi.com

Small Manufacturing Capital: Small and medium-sized manufacturers can find financing through the recently created Capital Raising and Financial Service program offered by the California Manufacturing Technology Center. The nonprofit center has a network of government and private lenders and provides low-cost assistance with business plans and loan preparation. The center, which is headquartered in Hawthorne, has offices in Burbank, Anaheim, Ontario, Thousand Oaks, Fresno and Sacramento. Call (800) 300-2682 or visit http://www.cmtc.com

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