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Bargain boutique

By   /  Monday, April 26th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Bargain boutique

Whether on the sales rack or in the rental market, Johanna Melamed knows how to snag a bargain when she sees it. Melamed is the owner of The Closet, a boutique consignment and resale clothing business with stores in Santa Barbara and Westlake Village. She recently moved the Santa Barbara store from its first location Read More →

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Eyeing new concepts

By   /  Monday, March 29th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Eyeing new concepts

Health care reform may be the hottest topic in the United States, but one Goleta medical equipment firm is focusing its attention on developing low-cost medical imaging technology for overseas markets. Pointe Conception Medical is launching what it says is the first integrated and networked endoscopic camera system in the world. The new medical video Read More →

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African couture

By   /  Monday, March 22nd, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on African couture

San Luis Obispo now has some Ethiopian flair in its wardrobe of downtown boutiques. The newly opened storefront at 1065 Higuera St. is the first retail location for Vancouver, Wash.-based Konjo Ababa, which designs and imports high-end, fair-trade handbags from Ethiopia. Owner and founder Thomas Meister is a former fashion model and photographer who went Read More →

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Business of culture

By   /  Monday, March 15th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Business of culture

It’s been open for just over a year, and already Live Culture in Santa Barbara has its eye set on the national stage. Owner-operators Darin Fiechter, Sierra Falso and Rebecca Klarich opened the chic eatery, wine bar and music venue in the Paso Nuevo mall last March. Now they say they’re ready to take the Read More →

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When thinking small pays off

By   /  Monday, March 1st, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on When thinking small pays off

Even with the real estate market in the slumps, one small Santa Barbara construction company is holding its own by focusing on small projects larger firms won’t touch. Projects by Giffin & Crane is a women-run construction business and a division of Giffin & Crane General Contractors, a firm locally renowned for building many of Read More →

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Impact Radius scores $6M

By   /  Monday, January 25th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Impact Radius scores $6M

A Santa Barbara firm has just garnered a $6 million investment to see if it can shake up the broadcast, radio and print advertising world the same way its leaders shook up the online advertising world. Impact Radius has rolled out a new online platform for advertisers and media firms to buy and sell performance-based Read More →

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Pizzeria goes online to save itself

By   /  Monday, January 18th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Pizzeria goes online to save itself

Lou Torres isn’t on Facebook, but as of Jan. 13 he had 6,116 supporters of his failing restaurant on the social networking site. Torres owns Deano’s Pizzarama in Santa Barbara, a 50-year-old landmark heading for closure in the face of an ugly economy and tough competition. He owes his landlord two months in back rent Read More →

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