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Raising the bar: ThinkThin goes from home kitchen to big chain stores

By   /  Monday, December 13th, 2010  /  Features, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Raising the bar: ThinkThin goes from home kitchen to big chain stores

Ventura-based energy bar company ThinkThin went from a home startup to a $30 million-a-year business

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A tasty comeback: Habit veteran returns with Hook Burger Bistro

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on A tasty comeback: Habit veteran returns with Hook Burger Bistro

Habit Burger veteran Brent Reichard recently came out of semi-retirement to launch a new, more upscale burger restaurant, which recently opened its first store in Oxnard.

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Main Street, online: Coupeez brings e-coupons to small businesses

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Features, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Main Street, online: Coupeez brings e-coupons to small businesses

Matthew Graczyk wants to bring online coupons to mom-and-pop shops across the nation, and he’s starting with downtown Ventura. Graczyk is the founder of Coupeez, an online service that lets companies post coupons and discounts. The site launched in October. So far, it has signed up about 100 businesses, many within walking distance of Coupeez’s Read More →

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Santa Barbara restaurant owner sells Seagrass

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara restaurant owner sells Seagrass

Prolific Santa Barbara restaurateur Mitchell Sjerven announced Nov. 15 that he has sold Seagrass Restaurant to a family that recently relocated to Santa Barbara. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The buyer is the Perez family: chef Robert Perez, his wife, Marianna Perez, and their sons Ruben and Richard. They moved recently from Nevada Read More →

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Ojai Oil Co. goes from black gold to organic olives

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Features, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ojai Oil Co. goes from black gold to organic olives

Ojai Oil Co.’s 110-year history is as rich as the black gold bubbling up into the Ojai Valley, but the fourth generation of the company is moving away from crude oil to find new fortunes in olive oil. Ojai Oil, headquartered in Camarillo, was started in 1900 by the late Charles Off and 25 original Read More →

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Business pressure could kill 1099 rule

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Business pressure could kill 1099 rule

Among the many political casualties of mid-term elections this year may be an obscure tax-reporting rule that it seems no one — even people within the IRS itself — will miss. The 1099 rule, as it has come to be known, was a little-noticed part of the health-care legislation passed earlier this year. It requires Read More →

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Standing guard: InfoGard gets federal records certification

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Standing guard: InfoGard gets federal records certification

The nation’s move to electronic health records promises to be a technological shift on a scale not seen since computers hit banking or plastic cards took the place of the paper checkbook. San Luis Obispo-based information technology security firm InfoGard will be right in the middle of it. In September, the federal government named InfoGard Read More →

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