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Reelin’ in the years: Jensen Music celebrates 40th anniversary

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Reelin’ in the years: Jensen Music celebrates 40th anniversary

While other mom-and-pop shops got caught up in a race to the bottom on retail pricing, Jensen Music relied on non-tradeable services to stay in business, repairing instruments and dedicating about half of its space to lesson rooms and instruction.

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Wine on wheels: Mobile bottling service works with vintners large and small

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Wine on wheels: Mobile bottling service works with vintners large and small

The Bottlemeister’s schedule is so busy that CEO Tom Nulman can only take on a few new clients a year. But he tries to make room for small operations, giving them the same pricing as larger clients, even if the lower volumes means he’ll only break even on a day of bottling.

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Entrepreneurship Q&A: Growing your small business in the new economy

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2013  /  Personal Finance, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Entrepreneurship Q&A: Growing your small business in the new economy

As part of an occasional series checking in with small-business experts in the region, the Business Times asked Ray Bowman, the director of the Small Business Development Center at the Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County, to take part in a written Q&A about entrepreneurial finance.

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The new Black Friday: Small businesses rely on Saturday promotion to boost sales

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The new Black Friday: Small businesses rely on Saturday promotion to boost sales

Small businesses throughout the Tri-Counties will offer their own promotional events and discounts as part of the most recent addition to the holiday shopping calendar, Small Business Saturday.

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Sharp idea: Santa Barbara razor entrepreneur taps crowdfunding

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Sharp idea: Santa Barbara razor entrepreneur taps crowdfunding

Santa Barbara entrepreneur and former hedge fund manager Steve Worthington has created BornSharp, a self-sharpening razor designed to last five years.

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In good company: Co-working spaces proliferate in region

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on In good company: Co-working spaces proliferate in region

This has been the year co-working hit the Tri-Counties. With the opening on Nov. 4 of Connect Ventura in the Working Artists Ventura building, there are now co-work spaces in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

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Grown in Ghana: Santa Barbara startup makes African superfruit supplement

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Grown in Ghana: Santa Barbara startup makes African superfruit supplement

A Santa Barbara startup hopes to bring the rumored superfood qualities of the African baobab fruit to the U.S. market. The company said the product provides a highly-concentrated source of nutrition and has a sweet-yet-tart flavor that blends grapefruit, pear and vanilla, and an oil.

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