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Starting in troubled times

By   /  Thursday, October 23rd, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Starting in troubled times

When David and Jeanette Hendrickson decided to relocate Retroville, their vintage-themed boutique, from the state of Washington to Santa Barbara, they had no idea that their first week in business here would be nationally notable. “We opened on the worst week in Wall Street’s history,” Jeanette Hendrickson said. Retroville, whose owners employ two workers, opened Read More →

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Joy of cooking – Business teaches urban-style skills in San Luis

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Joy of cooking – Business teaches urban-style skills in San Luis

Within a bland industrial park on the edges of San Luis Obispo lies a converted warehouse, which is home to The Garden’s Kitchen, the complex’s most unlikely tenant. A couple of times a week, owner Ashleigh Hutchison teaches themed cooking classes in what she calls “an urban dwelling where friends and food come together.” But Read More →

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Seeking office: Business owners tackling municipal politics

By   /  Wednesday, September 24th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Seeking office: Business owners tackling municipal politics

Small-business owners can do many things: create jobs, make payroll and turn a profit, or at least break even, in trying times. But can they do all that while juggling city politics? Two tri-county small-business owners – Don Gilman in Goleta and Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp in Port Hueneme – are betting they can. Both are Read More →

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SkateLab to roll out new line

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on SkateLab to roll out new line

When Simi Valley skate park SkateLab opened in 1997, there were only four skate parks in California, co-owner Todd Huber said. Now, he said, there are 400. Tapping into the state’s growing market of skaters, Huber and former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Scott Radinsky are about to ratchet up SkateLab’s revenues and visibility with the Read More →

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Making a statement

By   /  Thursday, August 21st, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Making a statement

Colorful purses made of discarded candy wrappers from Mexico and $85 metal artwork made from steel drums from Haiti hang on the walls of a small shop at 7 W. Haley St., downtown Santa Barbara. The shop’s manager, Amesia Doles-Garcia, sweeps the entryway as she opens Arcobaleno Trade, a fair trade store that sells products Read More →

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Joseph Engineering

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Joseph Engineering

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Lassen's Natural Foods & Vitamins

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Lassen's Natural Foods & Vitamins

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