Small Business

Rail authority releases small business report

More than 156 small businesses are helping make high-speed rail a reality, including 39 in the Central Valley, according to a new report by the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Business sales down in Fresno, Tulare counties

Business sales in California decreased 15.2 percent in September compared to the month before.Business sales dipped slightly throughout Fresno and Tulare counties in September, ending a four-month growth trend.

New turf business opens in Fresno

A new Fresno business is answering the call of California's drought-stricken homes and business by showing off its line of synthetic grass on Sept. 24.

Catering trend brings hot meals home

Clovis-based Teppanyaki 2U has six chefs on call and each one can cook for up to 50 people. The service is booked for every weekend this month.Several new meal service trends have come to the Fresno area this summer, ensuring customers can enjoy decadent meals served up right at home.

Fresno Hispanic chamber up for national award

The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation is a finalist for the "Chamber of the Year" award from the U.S. Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (USHCC).

Bill could limit franchise expansion in California

A 7-Eleven employee helps a customer at Serge Haitayan’s Fresno location. Haitayan supports SB 610, which franchisors say would help keep franchises from expanding in California.A bill sitting on Governor Brown's desk this month may lead to significant changes for the franchise industry in California. If passed, Senate Bill 610 will require companies to find a “substantial and material breach” of contract before terminating an agreement with franchisees.

Fresno State SBDC gets $63K to help small businesses

Fresno State's Small Business Development Center was awarded $63,000 to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in obtaining capital.

List: Fresno not great for Hispanic entrepreneurs

Despite having a large share of Hispanic residents, Fresno placed relatively low on a list of cities with the most opportunity for Hispanic entrepreneurs.

Business sales up in Fresno, Tulare counties

Business sales in California increased 17.2 percent in August compared to the month before.Business sales picked up slightly throughout Fresno and Tulare counties in August, continuing on a four-month growth trend.

Tree trimmers cited for contractor violations

An undercover sting operation by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) caught several local tree trimmers for violating state contractor laws.