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Spirit of Small Business

The Business Times and the Los Angeles District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration conceived the Spirit of Small Business to recognize the accomplishments of small businesses. This special section includes articles about small-business award winners, a variety of small-business “how-to” articles and an extensive small-business resource guide.

The Spirit of Small Business honors businesses with fewer than 100 employees in the following categories: East Ventura County, West Ventura County, South Santa Barbara County, North Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Woman-Owned Business, Minority-Owned Business, Green Business and Exporter of the Year.

Entries will be judged based upon the nominee’s record of success, ability to overcome adversity and community commitment, in addition to meeting the basic requirements of being tri-county based and having 100 or fewer employees.

  • Section published July 25
  • Save the date: Honorees will be celebrated at an awards banquet on August 14; click here to purchase tickets

For more information on the section, contact Special Reports Editor Erika Martin at
(805) 560-6950 ext. 225 or emartin@pacbiztimes.com.

To discuss sponsorship or advertising opportunities, contact Publisher Linda le Brock at
(805) 560-6950 ext. 233 or llebrock@pacbiztimes.com.

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Photos from last year’s event