November 19, 1997
For most business owners, licenses, permits, taxes and insurance are the four evils of doing business. They are boring, tedious and confusing to deal with, and most small businesses hate them, says Debra Esparza, director of the USC Business Expansion Network. "It puts you back inside the box, and most entrepreneurs want to work outside the box," she said.
April 26, 1999 |
A Portland, Ore., group intent on preserving the fragile ecology of the verdant rain forest that hugs the Northwest coastline has turned to an obscure branch of computer science to help it with the task. Taking information from dozens of government agencies and environmental groups in the United States and Canada, Ecotrust has created computerized maps on its Web site (http://www.inforain.
February 11, 1998 |
A few years ago, Irvine-based Cardiac Science Inc. was like a lot of small firms itching to break into international markets. The manufacturer and distributor of cardiac medical devices had products it knew foreign customers would like. But where in the world to begin? "Figuring out how to export is a daunting task for a lot of small businesses because they simply don't know where to start," said Raymond Cohen, president and chief executive of the publicly traded company. "We were no exception."
April 16, 2000
This list of visitor information offices, edited by the Times for space, was provided in part by the California Division of Tourism in Sacramento. Amador County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 596, Jackson, CA 95642; telephone (800) 649-4988 or (209) 223-0350, fax (209) 223-4425, www.amadorcountychamber.com. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, P.O. Box 4270, Anaheim, CA 92803; tel. (714) 765-8888, fax (714) 765-8861, www.anaheimoc.org.
April 18, 1999
The following list of local visitors offices, edited by The Times for space, was provided by the California Department of Tourism in Sacramento. Amador County Chamber of Commerce, 125 Peak St., Suite B, Jackson, CA 95642; telephone (209) 223-0350, fax (209) 223-4425. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau, P.O. Box 4072, Anaheim, CA 92803; tel. (714) 765-8853, fax (714) 765-8861. Greater Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1325 P St., Bakersfield, CA 93701; tel.