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Owners left in fiscal cliff-hanger

Uncertainty over the budget calamity facing the country is doing more to retard growth and hiring among companies than if the company CEOs had the particulars and could just swallow the bitter pill of tax increases and spending cuts, local business owners said.

November 25, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Panel: Busy kids mean less crime

Businesses that hire at-risk youth help the entire community by combatting crime, a panel of experts said at a Valley Industry Association luncheon this week.

November 24, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local retailer looks forward to Small Business Saturday

Vexation Clothing of Valencia is all ready for Small Business Saturday.

November 23, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New-house construction hits four-year high

New-home construction in the country climbed to a four-year high, according to data tracked by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

November 21, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Enterprise zone officials meet

The California Association of Enterprise Zones held its annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Santa Clarita on Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Small Business promotion day set

Giving a boost to small businesses for the holiday season, American Express is launching its third annual "Small Business Saturday" campaign Nov. 24.

November 16, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Knowing the options in financial planning

People often spend more time planning vacations in their lifetime than they spend on planning for their future, attendees heard at a free financial planning seminar Tuesday night.

November 15, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Verizon upgrades local service

What many local cellphone users already noticed will become official Thursday when Verizon makes its 4G LTE wireless network system officially available in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 14, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Canyon Country Vons expanding

Ground was broken for the expansion of the Vons supermarket at the Sand Canyon Shopping Center in Canyon Country on Thursday.

November 13, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Well dug in road in Valencia

Looking out of place on a city street, the drilling rig operating on the shoulder of Auto Center Drive in Santa Clarita is not drilling for oil, but for water.

November 12, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firm is one of Streaming Media 100

When the founders of Valencia-based Influxis invested their last dollar into software to support their vision of allowing people to connect live on the Internet, little did they realize that within a decade Influxis would be named one of the top "100 Companies that Matter Most in Online Video" by expert streaming-media judges for Streaming Media magazine.

November 11, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Spa to honor gift cards

When Eric Smith was approached to buy the location of a former day spa on Town Center Drive in Valencia last December, he said some 50 jobs were on the line as the former business prepared to shut down the location.

November 09, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Commercial real estate market improves

In releasing its latest economic snapshot report for the Santa Clarita Valley this week, the biggest news is on the commercial real estate front, which has long suffered in the economic downturn.

November 08, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Signal site hits 1.1M page views

The Signal hit a new milestone in October when it attracted more than 1.1 million page views in a month, according to Google Analytics.

November 06, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


An uptick in nation’s unemployment recorded

In the final jobs report to be released before Tuesday's presidential election, U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought.

November 02, 2012 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing business owners.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


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