SBA January Newsletter - San Diego District Office

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January 2016

San Diego District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

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Chula Vista Small Business Seminar And Resource Expo

Photo: Standing room only at the Chula Vista Small Business Tax Seminar


There was standing room only at the Chula Vista Small Business Tax Seminar hosted by the Honorable Diane L. Harkey, board member, fourth district, California State Board of Equalization, representing San Diego County in conjunction with the City of Chula Vista.
SBA participated in this event providing a loan presentation and an exhibit table at the expo.

Photo: Maria Hughes and Francine Maigue at the SBA exhibit table


Above: Maria Hughes, SBA lead lender relations specialist and Francine Maigue, district director, president/CEO FilAm Chamber of Commerce

Photo: Jordan Marks, Maria Hughes and Ruben Garcia

Above: Jordan Z. Marks, Esq., district director - Taxation and Regulatory Affairs, CA BOE and SBA's Maria Hughes, lead lender relations specialist and Ruben Garcia, district director, San Diego

Photo: Paul Hollenbach and Jason Smith

Above: Paul Hollenbach and Jason Smith, SCORE volunteers work a SCORE exhibit table at the Chula Vista Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo.

Event Photos and Highlights

Your Roadmap to Exporting Workshop

Photo: Victor Castillo presenting an export workshop


Above: Victor Castillo, director, San Diego Center for International Trade Development presenting at the "Your Roadmap to Exporting" workshop coordinated by the CITD in conjunction with the SBA San Diego district office.

Photo: Sandra Donzella and Victor Castillo


Above: Sandra Donzella, Senior Regional Director, Export-Import Bank of the U.S. - Western Region  and Victor Castillo, director, San Diego Center for International Trade Development field questions from attendees.


InBiz Latino Networking Event

Photo: InBiz Latino Networking Event audience

Above: Another full-house at the InBiz Latino Networking Event coordinated by Beatriz (‘BB’) Alexander, board director, North County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/InBiz Latino.

Photo: Ruben presenting at the InBiz Latino event.


Above: Ruben Garcia, SBA district director, San Diego introduced the San Diego Latino Coalition and Levi Kinnard worked an exhibit table at the InBiz Latino event.

Group Photo: Ruben with the Coalition Board


Above: Ruben Garcia, (third from left) with members of the SDLC and BB Alexander (center.)

The SDLC - San Diego Latino Coalition was founded in November 2014 by Inbiz Latino/ North County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce.

(SDLC) COALITION MEMBERS include:

  • RAY UZETA - CHICANO FEDERATION
  • ARNULFO MANRIQUEZ  - MAAC 
  • ADOLFO VENTURA - NORTH COUNTY MAAC
  • RODRIGO GUEVARA - 
  • SAN DIEGO LA RAZA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION SDLRLA
  • CATHARINE ARAMBULA - MANA SAN DIEGO
  • GABY HOOSHMAND - MANA NORTH COUNTY
  • ENRIQUE GONZALEZ - CHICANO FEDERATION
  • REMY MIMMS - NATIONAL LATINA BUSINESS LBWA
  • RANDY TORRES - DOUBLE TREE SAN DIEGO

San Diego Winner is a National Finalist in the InnovateHER Competition

SBA Names Finalists for InnovateHER Business Challenge

10 Game Changing Entrepreneurs Selected to Pitch Their Innovative Products and Services During Women’s History Month

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Congratulations to Cassandra Curtis  Ari Raz, founders of Once Upon A Farm, who won a spot as a national finalist in the InnovateHer Competition.


SBA Blogs

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Articles and linked information included in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and do not indicate an endorsement by SBA of the views, opinions, products or services of any person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

2015 Small Business Resource Guide for San Diego and Imperial Counties

Image: Cover of 2015 Small Business Resource Guide for San Diego and Imperial Counties

(Click on image to view our 2015 resource guide online.)


Upcoming Events

Getting Certified with the SBA
FREE
Feb. 18, 2016
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Contracting Opportunities Center
4007 Camino Del Rio S. Ste. 210, San Diego, CA 92108-4105
Register Here

SBA Lender Fair - FREE

Feb. 26, 2016 
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST
Escondido Public Library 
239 South Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025
Register Here

SAVE-THE-DATE
March 17, 2016
Financing Your Exports
10 am - 12:00 p.m. PST 
$15 
Point Loma Nazarene University4007 Camino del Rio South, Room 206
San Diego, CA 92108
Contact: San Diego CITD,(619) 482-6393
support@sandiegocitd.org

Watch for SBA's Contracting and Certification Workshop Series starting in March


Boots to Business
Entrepreneurial training program for transitioning military.
SBA San Diego -  Veteran's Rep. Mike Sovacool, 619-727-4881


Online Training and Webinars

Finding and Attracting Investors

How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

Take Your Business Global - An Introduction to Exporting

Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts


All upcoming Healthcare Reform Webinars

Webinars are being offered in English and in Spanish.


SBARadio Show

Every Thursday
11AM - 12PM
(Click Here to listen to the show or hear archived shows)


Recent Lender Reports

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