As California moves toward a market incorporating increased international trade, its residents, especially those with diverse ethnic origins, are capitalizing on the prospects for using their cultural links to create entrepreneurial opportunities.
This hearing offered a rich assessment of these opportunities. It provided the Legislature with examples of successful ethnic entrepreneurs, how they succeeded and the pitfalls they had to overcome. There are a number of ideas presented here for how we can facilitate increased opportunities.
Also, the materials presented in this report offer a unique resource to businesses wishing to enter into the international market by outlining the various federal, state and non-governmental services that are offered to businesses wishing to expand their markets.
Assembly Subcommittee on International Trade, "Small Ethnically Owned Businesses: How to Break the Trade Barrier" (2001). California Assembly. Paper 19.