Small Business

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. 

Visalia Chamber taps tourism manager as CEO

Gail ZurekThe Visalia Chamber has found its new CEO in former area tourism official Gail Zurek.

Chamber urges consumers to 'Shop Black' this week

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce is challenging Central Valley residents to spend more money with black-owned businesses this week.

Valley companies make fast-growing list

A handful of companies in the Central Valley were featured in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

The Business Journal introduces Reader’s Choice Awards

Voting begins next month for The Business Journal’s new Best of Central Valley Business Reader’s Choice Awards.

Local biz leaders speak out against subcontractor bill

From left to right: Courtney Sorensen (Fresno County Farm Bureau operations manager); Manuel Cunha (Nisei Farmers League); T'Shaka Touré (Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce); Chris McGlothlin (California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association); Al Smith (Fresno Chamber of Commerce) and Barry Bedwell (California Fresh Fruit Association)Local business leaders gathered today to urge the California Senate to vote against an Assembly Bill that would hold companies accountable for a subcontractor's treatment of its employees.

Fresno Pacific launching social business contest

Fresno Pacific University is offering up to $3,000 in capital for the winners of a new contest to jumpstart social businesses by churches and faith-based groups.