Local business owners shared their secrets to not only surviving the recession, but growing their businesses during the brutally harsh economic period, during the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's quarterly luncheon Thursday.
Have you read a book that inspires you in business and life? A book or story that stirs you to become a better business owner, leader or person? A book that shows you how to build a solid foundation and grow your business? Or a book that you feel enhances leadership skills? Tell us about it.
Imagine sitting down with family and friends two Sundays from now one of the most-watched television events of the year, the Super Bowl, and the game-changer isn't necessarily which team scores the most touchdowns.
When many people hear the phrase "industrial building," visions of large, dark, aesthetically tasteless structures come to mind. The new Avalon Business Center in the Valencia Commerce Center plans on changing that image.
Stay Green Inc., a family-run company, began in the garage of Richard and Charlene Angelo's San Fernando Valley home in 1970, with one truck, a handful of residential customers and a vision for providing the best landscape services anywhere.
A new star escorted dignitaries at the 68th annual Golden Globe awards ceremony last weekend, adorned by eco-friendly fabrics such as luxurious suede and accessorized by cork, bamboo and recycled jute materials.
Editor's note: First in an occasional series on local dealerships and their automotive manufacturers' unique histories.
Many new jobs can be created by technology innovations, according to a University of California, San Diego study.
The Valley Industrial Association launched its new website Tuesday, coincidentally released on the date written numerically as 1-11-11. The debut of the new site is timed to coincide with the organization's 30-year anniversary next month.
Long gone are the days when business owners issued handwritten paychecks and pay stubs to employees.
A committee of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping micro businesses - small firms with home-based operations or one to three employees, whose owners are so caught up in daily operations that they can find themselves isolated.
Employees are receiving belated Christmas gifts courtesy of the federal government this month: a decrease in the amount of Social Security taxes withheld from their paychecks.
The process of putting a home on the market for a short sale is not much different than listing a home for a regular sale - with the exception of negotiating an agreement with the lender, according to Tim Blankenship of the Santa Clarita Short Sale Center.
Editor's note: First in a two-part series on home short sales.
Websites are the modern-day, electronic equivalent of store front window displays for brick-and-mortar businesses. Having an Internet presence today is often as crucial to a company's success as putting the right products, services and people in place.
AMS Fulfillment's meteoric growth over the past decade led to the company's leasing of 13 different buildings scattered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.
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.