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La Jolla Logic Inc. President/CEO Stacey Anfuso, left, and Vice President Karina Arushanyan head a team of about 50 employees across the country supporting military, government, and commer- cial cyber security programs. Stacey learned how to better compete in the public marketplace thanks to the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program. The San Diego small business is assisted by mentor business Sierra Nevada Corp., a long-time government contractor.

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search by business type and location to view data on your potential customers, including consumer spending, and a summary of existing businesses, available as a map and a report. Business License & Zoning Licenses are typically administered by a variety of state and local departments. It is important to consider zoning regulations when choosing a site for your business. Contact the local business license office where you plan to locate your business. You may not be permitted to conduct business out of your home or engage in industrial activity in a retail district. » California Business Portal businessportal.ca.gov » CALGOLDLicense andPermit Database calgold.ca.gov

The Startup Logistics Even if you’re running a home-based business, you will have to comply with many local, state, and federal regulations. Do not ignore regulatory details. You may avoid some red tape in the beginning, but your lack of compliance could become an obstacle as your business grows. Taking the time to research regulations is as important as knowing your market. Being out of compliance could leave you unprotected legally, lead to expensive penalties, and jeopardize your business. Market Research Need to do research on your clients and location? View consumer and business data for your area using the Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, https://cbb.census.gov/sbe . Filter your

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