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Fit Buddha expands to Ventura

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Fit Buddha expands to Ventura

A gym adorned in Far East-inspired décor and a tranquil atmosphere, Fit Buddha in Ventura offers gym-goers a unique workout experience featuring a celebrity trainer brand of Pilates and a line of other fitness classes.

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SBA responds to statewide drought with disaster loans

By   /  Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on SBA responds to statewide drought with disaster loans

In response to economic losses caused by the statewide drought, certain small businesses across California, including in the Tri-Counties, are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency announced on Jan. 21. Small, non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit Read More →

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Grown in Ghana: Santa Barbara startup makes African superfruit supplement

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Grown in Ghana: Santa Barbara startup makes African superfruit supplement

A Santa Barbara startup hopes to bring the rumored superfood qualities of the African baobab fruit to the U.S. market. The company said the product provides a highly-concentrated source of nutrition and has a sweet-yet-tart flavor that blends grapefruit, pear and vanilla, and an oil.

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SBA honors Trust Automation with small-business award

By   /  Monday, May 20th, 2013  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SBA honors Trust Automation with small-business award

Ty and Trudie Safreno of Trust Automation have been honored with this year’s Central California Small Business Person of the Year Award. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Fresno District Office selected the Safrenos for their company’s contribution to the region’s economy. The San Luis Obispo-based small business, which makes devices that control high-precision electric motors Read More →

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Op/ed: Making affordable health insurance for California small businesses and workers a priority

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Making affordable health insurance for California small businesses and workers a priority

But because of the Affordable Care Act, California’s small businesses and their employees are getting better choices.

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Editorial: Broken promises with health care exchanges

By   /  Monday, April 8th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Broken promises with health care exchanges

Reading between the lines of the latest announcement on Obamacare, you get the feeling that there really is an industrial-financial-insurance complex that’s bound and determined to eat up all the profits of every small business in the United States.

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Op/ed: Running up a tab at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

By   /  Friday, January 18th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Running up a tab at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

Show me a flat space anywhere — home, office, car — and it’s yet another great place to put a tablet touch screen.

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