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Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

A Danish immigrant and professional chef named Alfred Andersen opened a small bakery on Santa Barbara’s Milpas Street in 1976, with his wife Birte and 2-year-old daughter Charlotte at his side. Today, that same Danish pastry shop is Andersen’s Danish Restaurant and Bakery, a nearly 40 year-old landmark in downtown Santa Barbara. The birth of Read More →

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Stand and deliver: Lori’s Original Lemonade lands in 300 stores

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Stand and deliver: Lori’s Original Lemonade lands in 300 stores

Ojai-based beverage maker Lori’s Original Lemonade has quickly spread its zest across the West Coast.

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A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A fully baked idea: After TV success, Sweet Arleen’s goes nationwide

Arleen Scavone, three-time champion in the Food Network’s televised “Cupcake Wars,” used a winning formula that she now hopes will help turn her Westlake Village boutique cupcake shop into a national brand.

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Zhena’s Gypsy Tea founder to keynote Top Women awards

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Zhena’s Gypsy Tea founder to keynote Top Women awards

The Pacific Coast Business Times will celebrate its eighth class of outstanding tri-county business women at an April 17 event featuring keynote speaker Zhena Muzyka, founder of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.

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From ice skater to spa legend : Oaks at Ojai’s Sheila Cluff tells her story

By   /  Friday, February 22nd, 2013  /  Latest news, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on From ice skater to spa legend : Oaks at Ojai’s Sheila Cluff tells her story

On first blush, Sheila Cluff comes across as the quintessential California girl. She’s blond and athletic, smart and funny. But her recently published memoir, “Living Your Dream,” reveals the Sheila Cluff behind the persona of a successful entrepreneur in the fitness business and owner and developer of The Oaks at Ojai. We learn that as Read More →

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They’ve got it in the bag: Travel product startup gets big grant

By   /  Friday, September 7th, 2012  /  Features, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on They’ve got it in the bag: Travel product startup gets big grant

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Hitting the target: Oxnard businesswoman launches Boys + Arrows swimwear

By   /  Friday, April 13th, 2012  /  Features, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  1 Comment

Launched a year ago, the swimwear line is already selling thousands of bikinis at designer prices.

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