January 3, 2003

City Offers Training Seminars For Small Businesses

The City of San Diego’s Community and Economic Development Department, in partnership with the Small Business Development and International Trade Center at Southwestern College, is offering business assistance seminars to inform small business owners and entrepreneurs how to develop a small business into a successful enterprise. Admission is free for all seminars

The small business seminars will be presented at various branches of the San Diego Public Library. The seminars will provide the basic tools to starting and growing a small business. Topics to be covered include: approaches to business ownership, business plan development, starting the business, market research, marketing, financing, and alternative funding sources. The dates, times and locations of upcoming seminars are as follows:

Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Mission Valley Branch Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA 92108, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 20, 2003, San Carlos Branch Library, 7265 Jackson Drive, San Diego, CA 92119, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003, University Community Branch Library, 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

The seminars will also include information about the various programs and services provided by the Community and Economic Development Department, as well as other local, state and federal programs that provide technical assistance and funding for the small business community.

Additional seminars will be scheduled throughout the year. For more information and reservations, please contact the City of San Diego’s Community and Economic Development Department at (619) 685-1390.

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