Though many of the economic vital signs are returning to the Ventura County area, that doesn’t mean opening a business is a cake walk down easy street. The recession has altered the dynamics and fundamentals of entrepreneurship, whether it’s getting a loan, employee compensation, insurance plans or one of the thousands of other decisions that go hand in hand with opening a company’s doors for the first time. For wannabe business owners in the Ventura County area, there are fortunately a lot of resources at one’s disposal to help navigate first time owners, and even experienced entrepreneurs unfamiliar with the area, across the often confusing waters of business development. Here is a look two organizations that might lend some help to new companies just setting up shop or even prove valuable to businesses already established in the area.Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County The EDC-VC. as it’s known in its abridged form, recently added a small business development center as part of its already impressive list of services. Offering loans to help Ventura based business compete in increasingly competitive times, the EDC-VC also provides Global Entrepreneurship Training, for those with sights on conquering international trade, talking advantage of its Pacific Rim locale. With resources for to expand new business and turnaround those that are in a state of crisis, the EDC-VC is an ally for any business owner in Ventura County.Ventura County Economic Development Association The VCEDA strives to stimulate business and ensure a high quality of life in Ventura County. While serving as an advocate for local businesses, the VCEDA also serves to promote community responsibility among its companies, such as well thought out environmental policy, management and land use, not to mention reliable work force education, ensuring adequate training and smart work environments for employees of all ages. The VCEDA promotes well-rounded businesses in Ventura County, benefiting the area through more than just financial gain.