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TRITECH DRIVES GROWTH FOR ORANGE COUNTY’S SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGH COLLABORATION WITH IRVINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Organizations United Under Shared Mission to Guide Small Businesses through Challenging Market
IRVINE, Calif. (July 15, 2014) –TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an economic development program serving innovation-driven enterprises in Orange County and the Inland Empire, announced that as a result of its collaboration with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, the group has successfully worked with 51 Irvine small businesses helping to generate more than $13 million in economic impact ($8 million in Capital and $5 million in increased sales); plus 105 jobs were created and 58 jobs were retained. TriTech SBDC began partnering with the Irvine Chamber of Commerce in 2013 in an effort to support innovation driven entrepreneurs and small business owners in the City of Irvine.
“Small businesses face unique challenges as they strive to gain a competitive edge, and most do not have the margin or bandwidth to pinpoint key areas for improvement,” said Mark Mitchell, director of TriTech SBDC. “We have been impressed with the commitment from Irvine Chamber of Commerce to invest in actionable resources that are helpful for small businesses and truly making a measurable economic impact for the small business community. Additionally, the research and findings identified from the Chamber’s Economic Vitality Council will be instrumental in charting the future for the businesses we serve.”
TriTech SBDC delivers programs and training aimed directly at helping small businesses navigate challenges associated with challenges such as the economy, funding and more. The program offers no-cost, customized and confidential one-on-one consulting – conducted by seasoned executive leaders – in key areas such as identifying capital, startup assistance, commercializing new technologies, marketing products/services and management. TriTech SBDC also provides low- and no-cost seminars and workshops, and frequently lends its expert trainers to present webinars through the Chamber’s Irvine Builds Businesses Webinar Series.
“The Chamber of Commerce has put a call to action to its committees to think innovatively and strategically to provide support for Irvine businesses,” said Linda DiMario, senior director, Economic Development & Tourism of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “After thorough evaluation of TriTech’s mission, vision and accomplishments, the Chamber is proud to be a partner with this group that is helping small businesses in Irvine to flourish.”
Small businesses and start-ups interested in utilizing consulting services from TriTech SBDC can begin the process by completing a needs assessment using the online form at http://www.tritechsbdc.org/about/get-started/. For more information about the Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Vitality Council and its initiatives to support small businesses, visit http://www.irvineecondev.com.
About TriTech SBDC
TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Orange County / Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network and since 2003 has been providing small businesses with the information and tools they need to thrive and prosper. TriTech SBDC works with high technology, rapid growth companies and offers consulting in areas such as identifying capital resources, commercializing new technologies, marketing products and services, and becoming investor ready. The TriTech website provides a wealth of information for small business owners including a calendar of events for workshops and webinars, business information, expert knowledge and resources. Additional information about TriTech can be found by visiting http://www.tritechsbdc.org/on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TriTech SBDC and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TriTechSBDC.
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