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Phone on Hold Marketing

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Phone on Hold Marketing

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Downtown decision – Meetings slated on proposed improvement district

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Downtown decision – Meetings slated on proposed improvement district

Ventura city and downtown business leaders again are trying to form an improvement district to keep improving the economy by fixing streets and sidewalks and providing more security. The Downtown Ventura Organization, or DVO, is planning to hold a series of town hall-style meetings beginning Aug. 12 to discuss formation of the district. “The momentum Read More →

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Resting easy – Home service takes the worry out of being away

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Resting easy – Home service takes the worry out of being away

Julie Steele and Shannon Trotta couldn’t have picked a better spot to start their company, Nest Assured. Taking advantage of the largely affluent population on the South Coast, the business caters to clients who have second homes in the region or are frequent travelers. Called a home concierge service, Nest Assured manages private homes while Read More →

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Spy drones soaring

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Spy drones soaring

A Simi Valley plant with a new multi-million-dollar government contract is becoming a launch pad for engineers, technicians and other workers as it revs up production of spy planes. AeroVironment, a maker of drones used by the U.S. military, won a $200 million contract this month to provide another one of its aircraft to the Read More →

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Re-using wood

By   /  Friday, July 11th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Re-using wood

The 10-ton eucalyptus had towered over the original Hope Ranch near Santa Barbara for perhaps 100 years, standing sentry as the area changed form an agriculture outpost to posh neighborhood. When it came down it was destined for the landfill or the grinder. Urban trees meet similar fates every day on the Central Coast, but Read More →

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Having a blast

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Having a blast

Before the night draws to a close on the Fourth of July in the Tri-Counties, Santa Barbara resident Ron Smith will have highly stimulated the visual and auditory senses of thousands of tri-county visitors and residents. Smith is a veteran pyrotechnic show producer and director of sales and marketing for PyroSpectacular, which he said is Read More →

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Living the sweet life

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2008  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Living the sweet life

How sweet it is. For the past two-and-a-half years, Michelle Kenney has operated La Dolce Vita – or “the sweet life” in Italian – in Heritage Square in downtown Oxnard. She has run the business for three decades, but has dished out Italian classics and fusions from Oxnard’s McGrath House, which was built in 1901, Read More →

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