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Op/ed: Why Jon Stewart’s ‘softer cushion for failure’ will create jobs

By   /  Friday, November 16th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Why Jon Stewart’s ‘softer cushion for failure’ will create jobs

Would-be entrepreneurs with families or pre-existing conditions are being blocked from self-employment.

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So. Cal gas spike hammers independent stations

By   /  Friday, October 5th, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on So. Cal gas spike hammers independent stations

Independent gas stations in Southern California may experience price spikes and even shortages this weekend as problems at several Golden State refineries culminate to produce a supply pinch. “My wholesale prices went from $3.98 a gallon to $5.08 a gallon, and we are now selling at $4.39 a gallon,” Sam Seng, owner of Fred’s Gas Read More →

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Editorial: New law protects small firms from drive-by suits

By   /  Friday, September 28th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: New law protects small firms from drive-by suits

A war against California small businesses has ended with a victory for entrepreneurs over shakedown artists.

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Central Coast small businesses stack up well against rest of Golden State

By   /  Friday, June 1st, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Central Coast small businesses stack up well against rest of Golden State

The Central Coast finished at the top of California’s regional rankings, with the Bay Area a very close second.

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New Los Angeles SBA chief sets his sights on boosting lending

By   /  Friday, January 13th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New Los Angeles SBA chief sets his sights on boosting lending

An attorney by training, Victor Parker’s heart is in the world of small business.

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Entrepreneur shares recession coping lessons

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2011  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

What I learned is that many baby boomer entrepreneurs have the same personal narrative.

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Editorial: Cal Poly fosters small businesses

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Cal Poly fosters small businesses

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Technology Park takes a big step forward when the SBA opens its newest small business development center on campus.

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