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Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

A Danish immigrant and professional chef named Alfred Andersen opened a small bakery on Santa Barbara’s Milpas Street in 1976, with his wife Birte and 2-year-old daughter Charlotte at his side. Today, that same Danish pastry shop is Andersen’s Danish Restaurant and Bakery, a nearly 40 year-old landmark in downtown Santa Barbara. The birth of Read More →

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Nonprofit aims to connect entrepreneurs

By   /  Monday, May 19th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Nonprofit aims to connect entrepreneurs

A new Santa Barbara-based nonprofit is hoping to connect entrepreneurs with mentors.

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The boulevard is back: Thousand Oaks retail corridor sees new life

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Features, Real Estate, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The boulevard is back: Thousand Oaks retail corridor sees new life

In the three years since Thousand Oaks approved a development plan for Thousand Oaks Boulevard, a bustling downtown district has taken shape along what was once a drive-by stretch of aging strip malls.

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Stand and deliver: Lori’s Original Lemonade lands in 300 stores

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Stand and deliver: Lori’s Original Lemonade lands in 300 stores

Ojai-based beverage maker Lori’s Original Lemonade has quickly spread its zest across the West Coast.

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A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

Arleen Scavone, three-time champion in the Food Network’s televised “Cupcake Wars,” used a winning formula that she now hopes will help turn her Westlake Village boutique cupcake shop into a national brand.

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FollowUp.cc offers a new way to tackle inbox clutter

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Small Business, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on FollowUp.cc offers a new way to tackle inbox clutter

With Santa Barbara-based FollowUp.cc., you can simply forward that client email to a special address, and the email can reappear in your inbox a few hours later.

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805Connect aims to strengthen business ties in the region

By   /  Friday, April 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  2 Comments

A grassroots effort is under way to connect business people and economic development officials in the Tri-Counties through a new social network called 805Connect.

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