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The Small Business Development & International Trade Center (SBDITC) provides counseling and technical assistance to entrepreneurs in San Diego County. The center's counselors provide guidance to established companies as well as start up businesses.

The SBDITC is one of 30 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) in California and one of 14 Centers for International Trade Development (CITD).

The center's counselors offer free domestic and international business counseling, as well as referrals to other resources and local specialists. One-on-one small business counseling is offered in the following areas: business expansion, operations, international trade, business start up, financial, export/import, regulations/licensing, marketing, trade leads, human resources and procurement.

The SBDITC sponsors seminars, workshops and technical training on subjects of special interest to the small business and international trade community. The wide variety of programs - some of which are free -- is designed for both start-ups and existing businesses.

The SBDITC's Business Resource Center (BRC) is part of the Small Business Administration (SBA) National Business Information Center Network. The BRC offers the community a small and international business library, providing computers, publications, videos and computer resources such as CDs and on-line information to entrepreneurs at no charge.

Features include entrepreneur guides, dedicated Internet stations, business plan templates, business publications, Microsoft Office products, market research CDs, international trade library, start up programs, company profiles, CD and video tape collection, financial analysis programs and a national trade data bank.

To access our services or for more information, call Southwestern College, Small Business Development & International Trade Center, call (619) 482-6391, fax (619) 482-6402, or visit www.sbditc.org.

Submitted by Southwestern College Small Business Development & International Trade Center

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