Small Business

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.

Business sales increase in July

Business sales in California increased 2.5 percent in July compared to the month before.Business sales picked up in Fresno County in July, a turnaround since dropping off for the prior two months.

Advertising at stake in Tulare County biz competition

Tulare County businesses are encouraged to take part in a window decorating contest with stakes including free newspaper advertising.

Expanding quick lube biz celebrates 15 years

From right, father-and-son team Ryan and Rick McGuire own seven local quick lube shops, including a Fresno location that opened last year.A local family is celebrating 15 years of a business decision that had its patriarch come out from under the cow and go under the hood.

Clovis company leaves computer repair behind

The Geeks Computer Service in Clovis is changing its name as it says goodbye to consumer repair to focus on business network management.

Acclaimed CEO coach to speak in Reedley

Ole CarlsonInternationally known author and CEO coach Ole Carlson will address business and nonprofit leaders during the monthly meeting of the Central Valley CEO Peer Review Board July 21.