San Diego & Imperial Valley Edition 2020—U.S. Small…

CONTENTS

San Diego & Imperial Valley Edition 2020

Local Business Assistance 8 National Success Story Jerado and Joyce Reynolds know their local landscape for entrepreneurship support. 11 Local SBA Resource Partners 13 Your Advocates 14 How to Start a Business 20 Workforce Recruitment 21 Entrepreneurial Resources 22 Opportunities for Veterans 24 Write Your Business Plan

Funding Programs

26 National Success Story Jennifer and Jeff Herbert’s

meadery has expanded into a multimillion dollar enterprise thanks to SBA assistance.

29 SBA Lenders 33 Need Financing? 34 Go Global with

International Trade 36 R&D Opportunities for High Growth Startups 38 National Success Story

Cheeseburger Baby owner Stephanie Vitori persevered through a financial storm and a natural disaster.

42 Surety Bonds

Contracting

44 National Success Story Jennifer Rahn steers the course for Admiral Engineering, succeeding as a small business subcontractor. 48 SBA Certification Programs 49 Woman-Owned Small Business Certification

ON THE COVER Cookies con Amore employees, courtesy of Cookies con Amore Inc.; Sayed Ali, Interpreters Unlimited Inc.; Frank Spencer III, courtesy of Aztec Contractors; Cookie con Amore owner Fernanda Capraro, Cookie con Amore; President/CEO Stacey Anfuso, left, and Vice President Karina Arushanyan, La Jolla Logic Inc.

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