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Paid sick leave gets more complex under new law

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Columns, Law, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Paid sick leave gets more complex under new law

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 Read More →

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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.  /  Comments Off on Lynda Weinman’s big gift gives Women’s Economic Ventures money to expand

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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  /  Comments Off on Ventura BioCenter provides facilities, equipment for startups

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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  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill pinches tri-county small businesses

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 Read More →

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Vapur relocates distribution center from Midwest to Oxnard

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Vapur relocates distribution center from Midwest to Oxnard

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Supreme Court rules for small business owners, not government

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Columns, Law, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Supreme Court rules for small business owners, not government

Big companies can afford armies of lawyers to keep government regulators at bay. Just look at the big banks’ response to the financial crisis or the clever-but-stupid way Plains All American used the courts to get around state pipeline regulations, then had a nasty oil spill due to negligence or worse. But rare is the Read More →

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Santa Barbara-based Ontraport named great place for millennials to work

By   /  Wednesday, June 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara-based Ontraport named great place for millennials to work

Ontraport, a Santa Barbara-based small businesses management and marketing company, made the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work “100 Best Companies for Millennials” list. Ontraport is ranked No. 81 on the list, which looks at what millennials value most when finding a workplace. Respondents to Fortune’s survey said they desire open communication, collaboration, and Read More →

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