Small Business

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.

Growing Valley means work for traffic control firms

Jonathan Spano, co-owner of Traffic Management Inc., said his business has been growing at a rate of about 30 percent, month over month. With a variety of improvement projects tying up traffic on area roads and highways, traffic management companies have cordoned off a lucrative market, providing safety with signs, barriers and specific plans to protect drivers and construction crews.

Business sales drop in Fresno County

Business sales in California increased 4.3 percent in June compared to the month before.Business sales decreased for the third straight month in Fresno County in June, an opposite trend from the state as a whole.

Patterson taps A to Z Insurance as small biz of year

From left to right: Liz Kolstad, Martha Kolstad, Assemblyman Patterson and Robert KolstadAssemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) has named family owned and operated A to Z Insurance of Fresno as his pick for the 2014 Small Business of the Year.

Sam's Italian Deli honored in state capitol

From left to right: Nick Marziliano, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea, and Angela and Saverio MarzilianoA longtime Fresno business was honored in Sacramento today as part of California Small Business Day.

Madera firm owner creates $100K memorial endowment

Ron NausThe founder of a Madera-based lighting designer and manufacturer has established a $100,000 memorial endowment to honor a recently deceased executive.

Valley business sales drop in May

Business sales in California increased 20.4 percent in May compared to the month before.Business sales increased in California during May. The same couldn't be said for the Central Valley.