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Camarillo skin care firm is Ventura County’s second B Corp.

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Robert Lestak, owner of Wholly Hemp, stacks fresh bars of soap. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

Camarillo-based Wholly Hemp follows Patagonia model; donates 25 percent of profits to a microloan program serving small business owners in rural Africa

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Startup investment platform takes root in Westlake Village

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Alon Goren, founder of Invested.in and INVST, is a Thousand Oaks resident and recently relocated his startup operations to Westlake. (Courtesy photo)

INVST hopes to stimulate investment activity by allowing giving institutional-grade funds an online presence.

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Bren School students get grant for biochar project

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Debbie Pierce and Niles Brinton, third and fourth from left, accept the first place award at the 2014 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy UCSB)

A startup spun out of UC Santa Barbara is seeking to use the ashes of forest burns to give new life to farmers’ fields.

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RVPlusYou rides rental craze

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

RVPlusYou partners Ross Lovell, Cees Dobbe, and Tom Geaslen, from left, are looking to expand their new peer-to-peer RV and camper rental network to several states by next year. (Courtesy photo)

The Nipomo group riffs off the highly successful short-term rental market tapped by sharing economy darling Airbnb.

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Growing the logical way

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

LogicMonitor employees at work in the company’s downtown Santa Barbara headquarters. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

LogicMonitor now has about 1,000 customers, which means more like 10,000 companies are using the software since many of its clients are managed service providers, including Symquest and CIO Solutions.

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A business to relish: Pacific Pickle Works looks to expand statewide

By   /  Friday, January 23rd, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off

Bradley Bennett founded Pacific Pickle Works in Santa Barbara in 2011. Today the food retailer has expanded to 70 stores across Southern California. (Photo courtesy Pacific Pickle Works)

What first started as a way to give tasty gifts to friends and family has now transformed into a company with products in 70 stores from Paso Robles to San Diego.

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Simi, Ventura put a stop to new massage parlors

By   /  Friday, January 16th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off

The move came following the expiration of a state law that was ultimately incapable of stemming the proliferation of parlors that operate illegally by offering clients erotic add-ons to run-of-the-mill rub-downs.

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