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SLO family gets Mark Cuban’s cash for Q-Flex expansion

By   /  Friday, December 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO family gets Mark Cuban’s cash for Q-Flex expansion

What began as a daughter’s idea to help her ailing mother after 12-hour workdays has turned into a cameo on primetime television and a partnership with a billionaire businessman.

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Worth the weight: State Street venue features 250 million-year-old salt rocks

By   /  Friday, December 12th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Worth the weight: State Street venue features 250 million-year-old salt rocks

To build the one-of-a-kind structure, McCaskey imported 47 tons of pink Himalayan salt from Pakistan, regarded as the purest salt on Earth.

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Wells Fargo to open new Santa Barbara location

By   /  Thursday, December 11th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Wells Fargo to open new Santa Barbara location

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, one the largest employers in the Tri-Counties, is slated to open its fourth banking branch in Santa Barbara on Dec. 15. The new location is at 101 N. Milpas St. and will serve retail, mortgage and business banking customers. Wells Fargo signed the lease for the 2,600-square-foot former Blockbuster location in Read More →

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Dubroff: Small Business Saturday adds up for Orcutt’s Mark Steller

By   /  Friday, December 5th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Small Business Saturday adds up for Orcutt’s Mark Steller

In a year where Black Friday disappointed the big boxes and Cyber Monday was not as strong as online giants might have liked, Mark Steller is happy about the smaller scale results that Small Business Saturday delivered for Orcutt’s Old Town Market. I first met Steller in August when he was our North Santa Barbara Read More →

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The business cycle: Leadership program helps Newbury Park entreprenuer

By   /  Friday, November 28th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on The business cycle: Leadership program helps Newbury Park entreprenuer

At the age of 25, Jeff Cayley has transformed a career in mountain bike racing into a booming cycling business that raked in nearly $3 million in sales this past year.

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Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

Glenn Morris, who stepped in to lead the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce this June, inherits the steep climb city officials have faced in galvanizing industry.

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Circa Terra hopes to emulate Magellan’s South Coast success

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Circa Terra hopes to emulate Magellan’s South Coast success

A former South Coast standard in travel gear is returning to its Santa Barbara roots and operating under a new name.

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