Menu
/REGISTER
Montecito
Tolman Wiker
Pac Premier
Farmers merchants
Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Small Business  -  Page 99
Latest

Melton

By   /  Monday, August 30th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Melton

Mark Melton has grown his cleaning business into a tidy little tri-county empire over the past decade, sweeping in $19.8 million in revenue last year. Carpinteria-based Melton Franchise Systems, a master franchisor for Coverall Health Based Cleaning Systems and owner of the Molly Maid business in the region, made the No. 19 spot on the Read More →

Read More →
Latest

Spirit of Small Business awards 2010 slideshow

By   /  Thursday, August 12th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Spirit of Small Business awards 2010 slideshow

Read More →
Latest

A fuzzy investment: Santa Ynez Valley duo deals in llamas and alpacas

By   /  Monday, July 26th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on A fuzzy investment: Santa Ynez Valley duo deals in llamas and alpacas

At Alpacas at West Ranch, hundreds of long-necked, fuzzy creatures frolic about and doze under shady trees on a sweltering summer day in the Santa Ynez Valley. Alpacas are often described as just another agribusiness bubble, like emus, llamas, Shetland ponies and tulips before them. But at this Los Olivos ranch, the charm and the Read More →

Read More →
Latest

Parking battle heats up at Ventura Harbor

By   /  Monday, July 26th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Parking battle heats up at Ventura Harbor

At Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and Market in the Ventura Harbor, there’s been an odd quirk in the business this summer: Sales are down by about 10 percent, but not all the time. Manager Frederico Castro said it’s only happening on weekends, and only during the daytime — in other words, only during hours that customers Read More →

Read More →
Latest

Message on a bottle: New Paso Robles firm takes the paper out of wine labels

By   /  Monday, July 12th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Message on a bottle: New Paso Robles firm takes the paper out of wine labels

A Paso Robles start-up is breaking into the region’s wine industry by creating custom wine bottle labels printed directly on glass. Peltier Glassworks was founded recently by Adam and Marisa Peltier, a husband-and-wife team who both graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. It’s the only glass silk screening company on the Central Coast, Adam Read More →

Read More →
Latest

Kids' clothes, grown-up businesses

By   /  Monday, June 28th, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on Kids' clothes, grown-up businesses

Any parent can tell you that children can be an endless source of joy, tears, laughter and stress. For two Santa Barbara County moms, they’re also a source of business inspiration. In Solvang, children’s clothing company Lollybean has seen steady growth since owner Amy McConnell started the business in 2007. With the clothes she designs Read More →

Read More →
Latest

San Luis Obispo entrepreneur returns to his roots

By   /  Monday, May 31st, 2010  /  Small Business  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo entrepreneur returns to his roots

Buying his old company back last year was a business decision, but James Whitaker admits pride had something to do with it. Quickcondoms.com — as the name suggests, the company sells condoms online — was struggling. Whitaker started the business as a 19-year-old Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student and sold his half to his Read More →

Read More →