America’s Best Burger is in Santa Barbara!

Consumer Reports has awarded The Habit Burger Chain as the Best Tasting Burger in America, beating out competitors like In-N-Out Burger and Five Guys.  Habit Burger was established in 1969 in Santa Barbara. After becoming well known for its signature Charburger, it began to expand in California. When private equity...

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5 Little Changes That Make a Big Difference

Here is a list of five little details to get right before you put your business on the market: 1.  Find your lease. If you rent space, you will be required to notify your landlord in order to sell your company, and assign your lease obligations to the buyer. Read through the fine print and ensure you’re not scrambling...

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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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