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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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Kathy Ireland to female entrepreneurs: ‘Don’t let rejection stop your dreams’

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Kathy Ireland to female entrepreneurs: ‘Don’t let rejection stop your dreams’

Swimsuit model turned fashion mogul Kathy Ireland was in downtown Santa Barbara on Dec. 5 to tout her new jewelry collection. Ireland, who was a model for Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue for 13 consecutive years from 1984 to 1996, is now the CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a $1.4 billion clothing Read More →

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Dialing up success: Firestone leads Tempest Telecom to clear skies

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Dialing up success: Firestone leads Tempest Telecom to clear skies

Jessica Firestone has built a business by making sure that your e-mails, text messages and phone calls get where they’re supposed to be going, and fast. In five years, Firestone has grown Goleta-based Tempest Telecom Solutions from a four-person startup to a 100-employee firm with operations across the country. Tempest pulls in about $30 million Read More →

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Lopker tells her story at CSUCI

By   /  Friday, October 8th, 2010  /  Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Lopker tells her story at CSUCI

Today, Pamela Lopker is the founder, president and chairman of the board of Santa Barbara-based QAD, a $220-million-a-year manufacturing software company with 1,300 employees. But back in the in the 1970s, Lopker, the daughter of a U.S. Navy engineer, was coding software at a defense subcontractor when she realized she had brighter career prospects. “As Read More →

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She

By   /  Monday, August 16th, 2010  /  Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on She

Donna von Hoesslin opens her car door and pulls out a magenta-colored surfboard with her company’s signature shellflower logo in blue. “I’m pretty stoked about this,” she says, tossing sun-bleached hair back over her tanned shoulders. A passionate surfer, Von Hoesslin is the owner of Ventura-based Betty Belts, a company that makes and sells surf Read More →

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Learning hard lessons: Meier regroups, writes again after selling Writers Conference

By   /  Monday, June 14th, 2010  /  Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Learning hard lessons: Meier regroups, writes again after selling Writers Conference

Marcia Meier has been knocked around by the publishing world enough times by now to know how to navigate it. That’s because the former owner of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has learned about writing and publishing — and business — the hard way. Meier, who makes her living as a writing coach, recently released Read More →

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When the going gets tough

By   /  Monday, April 12th, 2010  /  Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on When the going gets tough

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Kelly Magne knows that as she watches the clock and sips on a soda. Every day at four o’clock, the president and chief executive officer of Jensen Audio Visual clears her late afternoon schedule for her most important appointment: visiting her husband. Since January, Magne has Read More →

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