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October 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Export Outreach Center: The Export Small Business Development Center will open an outreach center in El Monte on Thursday to help San Gabriel Valley businesses interested in foreign trade become better at building export markets. The Export SBDC was formed three years ago to help small businesses throughout Southern California increase exports. The program is a partnership involving the Small Business Administration, the California Trade and Commerce Agency and the Export Managers Assn.
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October 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Export Outreach Center: The Export Small Business Development Center will open an outreach center in El Monte on Thursday to help San Gabriel Valley businesses interested in foreign trade become better at building export markets. The Export SBDC was formed three years ago to help small businesses throughout Southern California increase exports. The program is a partnership involving the Small Business Administration, the California Trade and Commerce Agency and the Export Managers Assn.
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BUSINESS
March 12, 2001 | Stephen Gregory
The Optical Fiber Communication Conference scheduled to begin Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center will focus on finding cost-effective means to expand the reach of fiber-optic networks, now used mostly to link cities and towns, into homes and small businesses. Southern California is one of the nation's primary hubs of fiber-optic technology, which speeds digital information on the backs of light particles rather than on electrons, the slower workhorse of copper-wire telecommunications.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1997
Small Talk and Learning Curve do not appear today. On Wednesday, The Times launches special weekly pages on small businesses in Southern California, the nation's entrepreneurial hot spot. Find out how women-owned start-ups are making inroads in Hollywood. And in a new business make-over feature, read an expert's advice to two sisters who want to expand their Glendale watch-design company.
BUSINESS
April 7, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
A group of entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to seek private investment April 21 at Cal Lutheran University's Enterprise Development Center Forum at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. Representatives of 10 small businesses in Southern California were chosen to present their business plans at the event, said Barry R. Sedlik, Southern California Edison's manager of economic and business development. The company is sponsoring the event.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1992 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past couple of years, Martin Rapkine has been shopping for a $30,000 to $50,000 loan to replace the equipment in his dry-cleaning store in Mission Hills with new machines that are more efficient and emit less pollution. But no one has made him an offer that he can afford. "Most lenders want pay-back in 36 months. Nobody will go six or seven years," said the 52-year-old owner of Joy Cleaners. "And those that will," he said, "they want to charge you more interest."
BUSINESS
September 24, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, John O'Dell covers major Orange County corporations and manufacturing for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5831 and at john.odell@latimes.com
A new survey by the Los Angeles Times and the USC Marshall School of Business says that a lot of small businesses in Southern California are struggling with flat or declining revenue--a suggestion that after four years of vigorous growth the region's economy is slowing. At the same time, though, manufacturing employment seems to be on the way up, with Orange County remaining one of the brightest spots.
NEWS
May 26, 2010
New York justices: An article in Section A on May 12 about women from New York who serve on the U.S. Supreme Court said nominee Elena Kagan was one of the first girls to have a bat mitzvah in her Reconstructionist synagogue near Lincoln Center. The synagogue, Lincoln Square Synagogue, is an Orthodox congregation. "American Idol": An article in Sunday's Calendar section about the link between Christian churches and "American Idol" referred to Leesa Bellesi's husband as an ex-pastor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2003 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
With pressure mounting to change one of California's stiffest consumer protection laws, legislators will take testimony on the statute in a special hearing in Santa Ana on Friday. Responding to charges that the Unfair Competition Act effectively allows attorneys to extort money from businesses through frivolous lawsuits, Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) will hold the hearing at Rancho Santiago Community College.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1998
Technology and its impact on small businesses will be a featured topic at the Los Angeles Times Small Business Strategies Conference this fall. Rohit Shukla, president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance, or LARTA, will lead a two-hour session titled "The Impact of New Technologies on the Los Angeles Business Scene." The panel will meet from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 17. LARTA is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to fast-growing high-tech companies.
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