January 28, 2023
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Why Arnold should give small business a big break


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t do anything small.

Even when it comes to small business.

The state’s first-ever conference on entrepreneurship on Nov. 18 brought together a few top owner-operators, some leading advocates and key public officials who provide assistance to the small business sector.

There was an ambitious agenda, a swirl of caucuses and stirring speech from the governor himself, who reminded 600 people at the Renaissance Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport that he used to peddle body-building products that promised customers “a chest like a fortress” in mail-order promotions.

The conference was even a worldwide affair, timed precisely to launch the Kauffman Foundation’s “Global Entrepreneurship Week.”

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