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April 5, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The movie is a comedy that challenges racial stereotypes. But "The Gristle" could shatter another stereotype long held by the film industry and bankers alike: that government-backed loans aren't available to this town's numerous production companies.
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July 23, 2001 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hector V. Barreto Jr.--son of an immigrant entrepreneur--launched his own business in East Los Angeles in 1986, his goal was to tap into an underserved market by offering insurance and financial services to the region's rapidly expanding Latino community.
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March 10, 1994 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Small Business Administration revised its regulations Wednesday to make many smaller and mid-size businesses damaged by the Northridge earthquake eligible for low-interest loans exceeding $1.5 million. The SBA raised its loan cap for firms with as few as 250 employees. Previously, most employers had to have more than 1,000 workers to qualify for loans of more than $1.5 million. The agency also lowered a second criterion for large loans.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The movie is a comedy that challenges racial stereotypes. But "The Gristle" could shatter another stereotype long held by the film industry and bankers alike: that government-backed loans aren't available to this town's numerous production companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1995
An aide to former Rep. Mervyn Dymally has been charged in connection with an alleged scam in which authorities say he stole $63,000 from 21 victims who paid him to obtain loans they never received. Michael Jerome Robbins, 55, of Los Angeles, told the victims--most of whom live in the San Fernando Valley--that he would use his influence as Dymally's aide to get them low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Deputy City Atty. Don Kass said.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2001 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hector V. Barreto Jr.--son of an immigrant entrepreneur--launched his own business in East Los Angeles in 1986, his goal was to tap into an underserved market by offering insurance and financial services to the region's rapidly expanding Latino community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992
I have just come from Lomita Boulevard and a counterdemonstration in support of the physicians that work there. I am pro-choice and pro-physician-to-patient privacy. What I witnessed today was more horrifying and with far deeper implications than any of us could suspect. As usual, the anti-choice faction was religiously sponsored.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The recent WTO talks in Seattle may have been a disaster, but small-business owners seeking to move ahead with their exporting plans can find some help at a new government Web site geared just for them. TradeNet's Export Advisor (http://www.tradenet.gov) is being billed as a one-stop shop at which small- and medium-sized businesses can get free assistance.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1994 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To hear some small businesses tell it, the Northridge earthquake was only the first jolt. The aftershocks began when they turned to the Small Business Administration for help. Most small-business owners are still waiting for assistance as the SBA doles out the money at a snail's pace--and with homeowners at the front of the line. The now-familiar list of destruction from the Jan.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1993 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of pressure from cash-starved small businesses, federal officials have poured more money into a popular government-guaranteed loan program that ran out of money in April, leaving thousands of entrepreneurs in a financial lurch. President Clinton approved a $175-million supplemental appropriation to the U.S.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The recent WTO talks in Seattle may have been a disaster, but small-business owners seeking to move ahead with their exporting plans can find some help at a new government Web site geared just for them. TradeNet's Export Advisor (http://www.tradenet.gov) is being billed as a one-stop shop at which small- and medium-sized businesses can get free assistance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1995
An aide to former Rep. Mervyn Dymally has been charged in connection with an alleged scam in which authorities say he stole $63,000 from 21 victims who paid him to obtain loans they never received. Michael Jerome Robbins, 55, of Los Angeles, told the victims--most of whom live in the San Fernando Valley--that he would use his influence as Dymally's aide to get them low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Deputy City Atty. Don Kass said.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1994 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To hear some small businesses tell it, the Northridge earthquake was only the first jolt. The aftershocks began when they turned to the Small Business Administration for help. Most small-business owners are still waiting for assistance as the SBA doles out the money at a snail's pace--and with homeowners at the front of the line. The now-familiar list of destruction from the Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1994 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Small Business Administration revised its regulations Wednesday to make many smaller and mid-size businesses damaged by the Northridge earthquake eligible for low-interest loans exceeding $1.5 million. The SBA raised its loan cap for firms with as few as 250 employees. Previously, most employers had to have more than 1,000 workers to qualify for loans of more than $1.5 million. The agency also lowered a second criterion for large loans.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1993 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of pressure from cash-starved small businesses, federal officials have poured more money into a popular government-guaranteed loan program that ran out of money in April, leaving thousands of entrepreneurs in a financial lurch. President Clinton approved a $175-million supplemental appropriation to the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992
I have just come from Lomita Boulevard and a counterdemonstration in support of the physicians that work there. I am pro-choice and pro-physician-to-patient privacy. What I witnessed today was more horrifying and with far deeper implications than any of us could suspect. As usual, the anti-choice faction was religiously sponsored.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The growing number of Latino businesses in the Inland Empire can learn about expansion, financing, e-commerce, procurement and international trade at Hispanic Lifestyle Magazine's fourth annual Inland Empire Small Business Expo on Friday. The expo, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, will feature 70 exhibitors, as well as seminars and a keynote address on commerce between Mexico and the Inland Empire by Mexican consul Juan Jose Salgado.
BUSINESS
May 5, 1998
Many of Ventura County's small- and medium-sized high-tech and defense businesses could use some additional funds to support sales growth. But many of these companies don't know how to acquire it. Those were the sentiments expressed in a survey distributed to that cluster of businesses by the Economic Development Corp. of Ventura County.
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