Success Stories

A New World of Profits

Small Business Development Center hosted by Long Beach City College GTD Shipping and Distribution Before: Growing up involved in family businesses near Disneyland, Dara Maleki met many visitors from overseas. So when he started his own business in 2005, brokering … Continue reading

Savoring Startup Success

Small Business Development Center hosted by Long Beach City College Savor Flavor Dining • Long Beach, CA Before: Karen Kostrinsky had always loved cooking and entertaining. She wanted to leave the corporate world and start a business around her passion, … Continue reading

Kuhi Comfort is Ready for Takeoff

Small Business Development Center hosted by Long Beach City College Kuhi Comfort • Sierra Madre, CA Before: Business inspiration struck Diane Campbell on an international flight in 2007. Struggling to get comfortable, she had an idea for a plush, high-end … Continue reading