Small Business

Fresno Chamber accepting Peters Awards nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Leon S. Peters Award sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. 

Fresno SBA to host Dec. 12 loan workshop

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a free SBA loan workshop at its office in downtown Fresno on Dec. 12. 

Fresno Pacific contest awards $15K to social ventures

Seven startup ventures split $15,000 in prize money from a business contest by Fresno Pacific University to encourage socially minded enterprises.

Valley sees slight drop in business sales

Business sales in California decreased by 36 percent in November compared to the month before.Business sales dipped throughout the San Joaquin Valley in November, although the region fared better than the state as a whole.

Young entrepreneur program announces mentors

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, has announced its roster of business mentors and sponsors for this year's class, hosted by the Visalia and Tulare Chambers of Commerce.

Fresno SBA graduates 15 in biz leaders program

Fifteen local small business entrepreneurs celebrated the successful completion of the Small Business Administration's 2014 Emerging Leaders program yesterday in Fresno.

Fresno Pacific puts up $15K for business contest

Fresno Pacific University has increased the payout for the second round of its business plan contest to jumpstart the ventures of churches and faith-based organizations.

New Fresno turf business hosting demo day

Just months after opening in Fresno, California Turf Warehouse is rebranding as Synthetic Grass Warehouse and showing off its newest turf products with a demo day Dec. 3.

Weight-sensing skateboard wins Valley venture forum

Ben Forman, founder of Intuitive Motions, won the Valley Entrepreneur Showcase for the world's first weight-sensing skateboard, the ZBoard.The inventor of the world's first weight-sensing skateboard wowed judges during the ninth Central Valley Venture Forum yesterday.

Planet Fitness expanding in Fresno

Fresno is getting a second Planet Fitness at 741 E. Barstow Avenue in January. The new location will open in Headliner Shopping Center near Kristina's Natural Market and is expected to create 10-15 new jobs.