WIN a Restaurant !!!

PACE Food + Drink is giving away their restaurant space. Located at 413 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara, these passion-driven owners launched an online contest to gift their restaurant to the selected winner.  Submissions begin on February 14th. The Snyder family opened PACE two short years ago, building a...

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Make Your Business More Valuable

For many, the new year is a time of rebirth and resolutions. It is a time to reflect on last year’s achievements and to set goals for the year ahead. Some people will set personal goals like losing weight or quitting a nasty habit, and most company owners will set business goals that focus on hitting certain revenue or...

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A Boon for New Business

George Runner:  End to Security Deposit Requirement a Welcome Gift for California Businesses It’s no secret that starting a new business in California is tough. With our high tax rates and hostile regulations, we are consistently ranked one of the worst states in which to do business and create jobs. For years,...

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The Mile Wide Trap

Have you fallen into The Mile Wide Trap? If your company’s revenue has stalled after a period of rapid growth, you may have fallen into The Mile Wide Trap. Consider the case of Kim (not her real name) who runs a public relations firm. Kim studied marketing at school and went on to work for a big advertising agency...

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Justify Your Next Vacation

Statistics show that companies that perform well without their owners are 50 percent more likely to get an offer to be acquired, when compared to more owner-dependent businesses. There is no better justification for taking a blissful, uninterrupted holiday than to see how your company performs in your absence.  The...

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Is Your Business “You-Proof”?

Whether you’re planning to sell your company sometime soon or sometime in the future; now is the time to ensure that your business isn’t all about you. From the latest research involving 2300 companies from around the globe, here are two key factors that are linked to the probability of getting an offer for your business...

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