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101 One Hundred and Hall of Fame inductee Hank Lacayo

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“There was an adversarial relationship with corporations, but I wasn’t just attacking all the time, trying to get a piece of the profit. I was also making sure they had their workers and that they could make their products.” — Hank Lacayo The 2012 edition of the Business Times 101 One Hundred special report inducts Read More →

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Bird-watching apps and electric Porsches: Startups pitch ideas

By   /  Friday, April 20th, 2012  /  Central Coast, Features, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Bird-watching apps and electric Porsches: Startups pitch ideas

Spring is startup time at the region’s universities.

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Adventures in business: Santa Margarita Ranch rebrands as sports destination

By   /  Thursday, April 19th, 2012  /  Central Coast, Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Adventures in business: Santa Margarita Ranch rebrands as sports destination

The historic San Luis Obispo County ranch is morphing from a vineyard and cattle ranch into a mecca for adventurers.

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Back in the game: Industry veterans launch second document filing business

By   /  Friday, April 13th, 2012  /  Features, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Back in the game: Industry veterans launch second document filing business

Four years after selling their first business to Intuit for $20 million, the Akalps started a new company.

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The battle begins: Growers gear up to fight citrus disease

By   /  Friday, April 13th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Features  /  Comments Off on The battle begins: Growers gear up to fight citrus disease

Farmers all over the Tri-Counties are on high alert after a disease that could be devastating to the state’s citrus industry was discovered in L.A. County.

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Hitting the target: Oxnard businesswoman launches Boys + Arrows swimwear

By   /  Friday, April 13th, 2012  /  Features, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  1 Comment

Launched a year ago, the swimwear line is already selling thousands of bikinis at designer prices.

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Strawberries in a jam: Santa Maria grower tests mulch method

By   /  Friday, April 6th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Features  /  Comments Off on Strawberries in a jam: Santa Maria grower tests mulch method

A Santa Maria farmer is leading the charge on growing strawberries in substances other than soil.

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