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Santa Barbara’s Burger Bus serves up food around town

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Features, Small Business, South Coast  /  No Comments

Burger Bus owner Cheryl Gardener serves one of her locally sourced burgers and fries.

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Texas taxes too tempting for Ventura bra maker

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

California is not a business-friendly state. So after nearly 22 years in Ventura, Fashion Forms, the company that developed the push-up water bra, is leaving for Austin, Texas. About five California companies per week were making similar moves just a few years ago, fleeing to better business climates. And while that tide has stemmed some, […]

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Electrician turns Santa Barbara building into gallery

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Features, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Art lovers have been checking out Charlie Mitchell's new art gallery in Santa Barbara since it opened July 3.

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Paid sick leave gets more complex under new law

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Columns, Law, Small Business  /  No Comments

California’s new paid sick law took affect July 1, expanding coverage for an estimated additional 6.5 million employed citizens. An estimated 40 percent of California workers weren’t eligible to receive paid sick leave previously and now most will have access, which is great news for employees. On the opposite side of the coin, however, employers […]

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Lynda Weinman’s big gift gives Women’s Economic Ventures money to expand

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

Marsha Bailey is the founder of Womens Economic Ventures.

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Ventura BioCenter provides facilities, equipment for startups

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

George Savic of Analytical Ventura prepares pipe samples in his incubator space at the Ventura BioCenter.

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Refugio oil spill pinches tri-county small businesses

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

Jaime Diamond, owner of the Coral Sea and Stardust Sportfishing.

Jamie Diamond is thrilled that the region’s fishing ban has been lifted but her sportfishing business is still reeling from the Refugio oil spill. Diamond has owned and operated Santa Barbara-based Stardust Sportfishing with her husband Jason for the past 20 years. They take private charters and open parties of tourists and local regulars fishing […]

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