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Help Available For Downtown Santa Ana Businesses

November 12, 2012

From the Orange County Register – Entrepreneurs seeking general advice on doing business in downtown Santa Ana can tap into the expertise of a consultant who can provide an assist.

Phil Bacerra, who runs Jacaranda Enterprises, is under contract with Downtown Inc. to help small businesses seeking to open or expand downtown. In September, the board of Downtown Inc. voted to keep working with Bacerra until the end of the year.

Bacerra was originally hired several months ago to assist the non-profit better understand city ordinances and regulations.

“My goal is to provide clarity on permit processes, ordinances, and provide general support to businesses who are looking to remodel, expand or locate to downtown,” he said. He said he’s seeking “to facilitate a more business-friendly environment for new and existing businesses.”

Bacerra attends city meetings to help ensure that regulations affecting business are easy to navigate, and advises Downtown Inc. on issues that affect downtown businesses, the non-profit said.

“Relying on Mr. Bacerra’s expertise, we have been able to address important issues related to zoning, ordinances, business development and more,” said Vicky Baxter, executive director of Downtown Inc.

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