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O.C. Small Business Development Center opens office in Brea

The agency is using a recent $235,000 federal grant to fund the new space.

BY Ben GibbsPublished: April 28, 2011 03:04 PM

The Santa Ana-based O.C. Small Business Development Center is using a $235,000 federal grant to open a new satellite office in Brea.

The new office, which will be located in the city's Chamber of Commerce, is expected to serve about 100 firms a year. Brea's on-site business consultant JJ Richa will provide local company owners with financial and management advice, in addition to sales and market diversification policies.

The space will be supported with a two-year supplemental funding grant recently awarded by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The grant was made possible through the Small Business Administration via Cal State Fullerton, according to the agency.

The O.C. SBDC is an economic development program operated through the Rancho Santiago Community College District. With help from the SBA, the SBDC provides business planning, development, education and training to local entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to be able to respond to the needs of the business community by opening a new service location in the heart of North Orange County,” said Leila Mozaffari, director of the O.C. SBDC.

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