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September 27, 2000 | Marla Dickerson
Cosmetics, car alarms, condoms. These are some of the products local entrepreneurs will be displaying in China next month as part of a trade mission to jump-start export sales to the world's most populous nation. So far six small firms have signed on for the 12-day trip, which will take them to Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Wuhan, Taicang and Inner Mongolia.
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BUSINESS
September 27, 2000 | Marla Dickerson
Cosmetics, car alarms, condoms. These are some of the products local entrepreneurs will be displaying in China next month as part of a trade mission to jump-start export sales to the world's most populous nation. So far six small firms have signed on for the 12-day trip, which will take them to Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Wuhan, Taicang and Inner Mongolia.
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BUSINESS
October 28, 1998
Aida Alvarez, administrator of the Small Business Administration, will honor Latina entrepreneurs Nov. 4 at an opening breakfast for the Latin Business Assn.'s Latin Business Expo in downtown Los Angeles. The third annual expo will also feature a trade show, business seminars and workshops catering to the region's Latino entrepreneurs, who make up more than 16% of small-business owners in Los Angeles County.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2001 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Southern California's largest textile firms is closing its doors, citing the skyrocketing cost of natural gas for its downfall. The looming shutdown is a blow to the local fabric-making trade and underscores the larger risks facing the region's apparel industry. Pico Rivera-based L.A. Dye & Print Works Inc. will halt operations by the end of April, according to facilities manager Dennis Brimhall. The move will put about 700 employees out of work.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1986 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Hoping to snare a part of $100 million in business being awarded this year by four PepsiCo Inc. units, about 600 minority entrepreneurs gathered at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel last week to meet with company purchasing officials at a trade fair.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG
Having dropped its rap music format last month, KDAY-AM planned to turn into KBLA-AM (1580) today with round-the-clock business news. Although business news will be the top priority for KBLA, the Century City-based station will also air general news stories, plus traffic and weather reports and some sports. "Listeners will be able to get all the hard news," said realtor Fred Sands, who purchased the station from Heritage Communications for $7.2 million last April.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1998 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Entrepreneurs, Camarillo businessman Michael Edell says, must have a desire to be better, faster and smarter than others in their field. They must take an aggressive approach and have a drive to succeed. But to be a successful entrepreneur, he said, requires at least one additional attribute. "You have to make money at it," he said. "That's the part that took me a little longer." Success may have taken awhile, but it did arrive for Edell.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1998 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a private meeting later this week, Javier Pacheco will huddle with top Mexican customs officials in hopes of slashing permitting delays for his Inglewood-based business, which has grown more than 20% a year hauling textile and computer components, satellites and other products to and from Mexico's maquiladoras. Offices in El Paso, San Diego and Tijuana have helped his Mercantile Transport Inc. thrive in a competitive industry.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD
Nonprofit group will provide Orange County classes in starting a business and making it grow. A program that has helped 3,500 women entrepreneurs in Los Angeles County is expanding into Orange County, with classes beginning in September. California AWED, American Woman's Economic Development Corporation, offers classes in starting a business and making a business grow. Though it markets its services especially to low-income and minority women, it is open to all.
NEWS
December 21, 1994 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with California officials' anger over the Administration's decision to exclude Los Angeles from the urban "empowerment zone" program, President Clinton will ask Congress today to enlarge the lucrative new anti-poverty initiative to include Los Angeles and another city, senior Administration officials said.
NEWS
December 21, 1994 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with California officials' anger over the Administration's decision to exclude Los Angeles from the urban "empowerment zone" program, President Clinton will ask Congress today to enlarge the lucrative new anti-poverty initiative to include Los Angeles and another city, senior Administration officials said.
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