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Small-Business Resources

October 14, 1998

Here are national and regional agencies, associations and training centers that help small businesses:

Associations

* American Franchisee Assn.

Trade organization representing franchisees in all industries

53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 205

Chicago, IL 60604-3606

(312) 431-0545

http://www.infonews.com/franchise/afa

E-mail: skeziosafa@aol.com

* Asian American Economic

Development Enterprises Inc.

Helps to create business and personal growth for Asian Americans and others through education, employment and enterprise

216 W. Garvey Ave., Suite E

Monterey Park, CA 91754

(626) 572-7021

http://www.aaede.org

* Asian Business Assn.

Helps Asian American business owners gain access to economic opportunities

988 N. Hill St., Suite 119

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 625-2221

http://asianbiz.com

E-mail: info@asianbiz.com

* Assn. of Internet Professionals

Assists Southern California Internet professionals in maximizing their success in the industry

9200 Sunset Blvd., 6th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90069

(800) JOIN-AIP

http://la.association.org

E-mail: info@association.org

* Black Business Assn. of L.A.

Promotes and advocates black business development

3910 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 206

Los Angeles, CA 90008

(213) 291-9334

* Business Alliance of Los Angeles

Networking group for gay-owned businesses

P.O. Box 57555

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

(818) 982-2650

E-mail: vba@aol.com

http://ourworld

.compuserve.com/homepages/charles_barrett/vba.htm

* Business for Social Responsibility

Promotes socially responsible business practices

c/o Laufer Associates

11835 W. Olympic Blvd., East Tower, 9th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 575-9200

E-mail: jessica@lauferpr.com

* California Capital Access Forum

A public-private effort to solve the problem of access to capital for small and growing companies

c/o Petillon & Hansen

21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 1260

Torrance, CA 90503

(310) 543-0500

* California Restaurant Assn.

Assists businesses in the food-service industry

3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2230

Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 384-1200

http://calrest.org

* California Small Business Assn.

Lobbies for small business at the state and federal level

6101 W. Centinela Ave., Suite 342

Culver City, CA 90230

(800) 350-CSBA

http://csba.com

* Chinese-American Computer Assn.

Provides workshops and seminars

9443 Telstar Ave.

El Monte, CA 91731

(818) 443-9999

http://asianbusiness.com

/cca/announce.html

* Chinese Business Assn.

Fosters mutually beneficial business relationships between Chinese and American businesses

P.O. Box 796

Monterey Park, CA 91754

(626) 307-9482

* Hispanic Business Assn. International

Promotes the advancement and training of Hispanic businesses

420 S. Euclid, Suite 115

Anaheim, CA 90802

(714) 535-5899

http://www.nhba.org/

* International Franchise Assn.

Membership organization of franchisers, franchisees and suppliers

1350 New York Ave. N.W.

Suite 900

Washington, D.C. 20005-4709

(202) 628-8000

http://www.franchise.org

E-mail: ifa@franchise.org

* International Interactive Communications Society

Dedicated to the advancement of interactive systems and the people who produce them

4314 Vinton Ave.

Culver City, CA 90232

http://www.la.iics.org

(310) 839-1427

* Inventors Workshop International

Provides information and counseling to individual inventors

1029 Castillo St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3736

(805) 962-5722

http://www.vitalview.com/ideahelp

* Latin Business Assn.

Dedicated to the success of Hispanic businesses worldwide

5400 E. Olympic Blvd., Suite 130

Los Angeles, CA 90022

(213) 721-4000

* National Assn. for the Self-Employed

Assists small-business owners with the services, resources and benefits of large companies

1023 15th St. N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20005

(202) 466-2100

http://www.nase.org

* National Assn. of Women Business Owners

Represents the interests of female entrepreneurs

1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 830

Silver Spring, MD 20910-5603

(301) 608-2590

http://www.nawbo.org

E-mail: national@nawbo.org

Los Angeles chapter

1804 W. Burbank Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506-1315

(800) 266-8762

* National Black Business Council

Fosters the growth and networking of black-owned businesses

1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 850

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 585-6222

http://www.nbbc.org

E-mail: nbbc.admin@worldnet.att.net

* National Federation of Independent Business

Advocacy organization representing small businesses

53 Century Blvd., Suite 300

Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 872-5300

(800) NFIB-NOW

http://www.nfibonline.com

E-mail: comments@nfibonline.com

California chapter

455 Capitol Mall, Suite 225

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 448-9904

* National Small Business United

Bipartisan advocacy association

1156 15th St. N.W., Suite 1100

Washington, D.C. 20005

(202) 293-8830

http://www.nsbu.org

E-mail: nsbu@nsbu.org

* Printing Industries Assn. of Southern California

Trade association for the graphic arts community in Southern California

5800 S. Eastern Ave.

Commerce, CA 90040

(213) 728-9500

http://www.piasc.org

E-mail: piasc@piasc.org

* Small Business Survival Committee

Advocacy group for small businesses

1320 18th St. N.W., Suite 200

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 785-0238

http://www.sbsc.org

E-mail: rtsikes@sbsc.org

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