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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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September 3, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County has launched a new office armed with a Web site to increase business opportunities for small companies and to save the county some money at the same time. It has a straightforward name--Los Angeles County Office of Small Business--and a straightforward purpose--to create jobs by helping small businesses grow as they increasingly share in the $4 billion that the county spends each year on goods and services.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2007 | Karen E. Klein, Special to The Times
Dear Karen: My family would like to start a business, but I'm worried we won't get along. Can you advise? Answer: Unless you're fighting over an inheritance, there's nothing worse for domestic harmony than opening a family business. Stephen Moore, chief executive of family-owned Helen's Foods in Irvine, offered these tips: Create defined work roles: "My mother and wife work together to create products.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2007 | Karen E. Klein, Special to The Times
Question: With the minimum wage going up, I've gotten notices saying our company must buy new labor law posters or face big fines. Are these notices a scam? What's actually required? Answer: Businesses are required to display updated California minimum wage posters on the increase to $7.50 an hour effective last January and to $8 an hour effective Jan. 1, 2008. Not having the proper postings can put your firm out of compliance with labor laws and at risk for fines.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2007
Small Business Administration www.sba.gov This federal agency offers information on starting, financing and managing a small business, as well as tips for finding business opportunities. Los Angeles district office: (818) 552-3215 Central Contractor Registration www.ccr.gov Small businesses interested in landing federal government contracts should register here. (888) 227-2423 California State Contracts Register www.cscr.dgs.ca.gov/cscr View available state contracts at this site.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1998 | VICKI TORRES
With the stock market on a roller-coaster ride, Asian and Latin American economies in turmoil and corporate layoffs continuing, small business could become even more critical to Southern California's prosperity. For the last decade, the nation and region have counted on small business' job creation and innovation for economic growth. This appears likely to continue as we head into the millennium facing an uncertain economic future.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1998 | VICKI TORRES
Purchasing procedures and contracting rules are usually not the stuff of high drama, unless bribes, kickbacks or conflicts of interest are involved. Sans the wrongdoing, the regulations can generate a blizzard of snores. And so it would seem with another county report that is scheduled to be presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 22.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1999
The following organizations and companies served as the Los Angeles Times' Small Business Strategies Conference Advisory Team, helping to design the conference and find speakers. The Anderson School at UCLA 110 Westwood Plaza, Suite B201 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481 (310) 825-6121 http://www.anderson.ucla.edu E-mail: mba.admission@ anderson.ucla.edu * Asian Business Assn. 988 N. Hill St., Suite 119 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-2221 http://www.asianbiz.com * Black Business Assn. of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
May 30, 2007 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
Textile designer Janet S. Yonaty traded a $3,500 monthly rent payment for a $35,000 monthly mortgage outlay last year so she wouldn't lose her prime location across the street from the Pacific Design Center. The financial gamble involved in buying the Melrose Avenue building that houses her showroom has apparently paid off for Janet Yonaty Inc., which supplies luxury fabrics and trims for five-star hotels and private homes -- even a palace in Saudi Arabia.
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