Southern California -- The El Segundo-based Export SBDC (Small Business Development Center) has opened an outreach center in Santa Fe Springs to provide small firms in the area with free help from trade veterans. Among the services provided are counseling, access to trade databases, and training programs, such as the Exportwise Certificate. The center, open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment (call 562-941-2903), is one of four satellites the Export SBDC has established. The others are in:
- Long Beach, (562) 980-4550; staffed on an as-needed basis; call for an appointment.
- El Monte, (626) 459-4111; open Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call for an appointment or to use the computer.
- Santa Barbara/Ventura, (805) 644-6191; open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for individualized counseling and to use trade databases.