January 31, 2023
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Spinning the Web – Internet-based firms find creative ways to turn profits


Bryan Brand wants to let the Internet make you dinner.

Brand’s Web site, SBmenus.com, allows hungry people to browse the menus of 400 Santa Barbara area restaurants. Rather than fumbling with a phone or waiting in lines, the customer orders through an online order form, bypassing human contact altogether.

Through efficiency and convenience, Web-based businesses are thriving in the Tri-Counties. However, keeping them running can be even trickier than businesses with four walls and a door.

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