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March 15, 1994
More than 160 business owners have enrolled thus far in Ventura County's Entrepreneur Academy, which offers guidance in such fields as marketing, supply procurement, financing and exporting. Instruction is provided by successful business operators and Cal Lutheran University faculty members. Two sessions are still open, in Oxnard and Santa Paula.
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BUSINESS
August 12, 1997 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Bill Pegnato started his roof-maintenance company in 1992, he was armed with a business degree from Rutgers University and years of experience in the trade. But despite his academic attainments and on-site smarts, his business remained sluggish. He thought about hiring outside consultants but was shocked at the $2,000-a-day fee he was quoted. Then he spotted a newspaper advertisement for a 10-week business course offered at the Valley Economic Development Center--for free.
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BUSINESS
October 5, 1993 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Cherng started out modestly 20 years ago with the original Panda Inn, a tiny family restaurant in a converted trailer in Pasadena. Now he's the king of Chinese fast food, with a chain of more than 100 Panda Express outlets nationwide and sales expected to top $100 million this year. The secret to his success? Not ambitious planning, nor a grand vision, he maintains--not even a special Szechuan sauce. Rather, he says, he's expanded and prospered through efficiency.
NEWS
June 12, 1994 | KARREN MILLS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Hiram Bonet ducks out of class at noon and heads for the Mall of America, he's not skipping school to shop or ride the roller coaster at the seven-acre amusement park. His trip is legit. The 17-year-old is learning business skills from the experts--those who run the nation's largest enclosed shopping mall and entertainment complex.
NEWS
June 12, 1994 | KARREN MILLS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Hiram Bonet ducks out of class at noon and heads for the Mall of America, he's not skipping school to shop or ride the roller coaster at the seven-acre amusement park. His trip is legit. The 17-year-old is learning business skills from the experts--those who run the nation's largest enclosed shopping mall and entertainment complex.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1997 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Bill Pegnato started his roof-maintenance company in 1992, he was armed with a business degree from Rutgers University and years of experience in the trade. But despite his academic attainments and on-site smarts, his business remained sluggish. He thought about hiring outside consultants but was shocked at the $2,000-a-day fee he was quoted. Then he spotted a newspaper advertisement for a 10-week business course offered at the Valley Economic Development Center--for free.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1994
More than 160 business owners have enrolled thus far in Ventura County's Entrepreneur Academy, which offers guidance in such fields as marketing, supply procurement, financing and exporting. Instruction is provided by successful business operators and Cal Lutheran University faculty members. Two sessions are still open, in Oxnard and Santa Paula.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1993 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Cherng started out modestly 20 years ago with the original Panda Inn, a tiny family restaurant in a converted trailer in Pasadena. Now he's the king of Chinese fast food, with a chain of more than 100 Panda Express outlets nationwide and sales expected to top $100 million this year. The secret to his success? Not ambitious planning, nor a grand vision, he maintains--not even a special Szechuan sauce. Rather, he says, he's expanded and prospered through efficiency.
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