Friday, October 22, 2021

Business Briefs

San Ysidro Pharmacy Gets New Owner

The San Ysidro Pharmacy, a staple of Montecito's Upper Village since 1954, was recently sold to its bookkeeper. The new owner and many local residents were determined to keep the store independent and locally owned, and were able to...

Applications Open for $75 Million “We Are Small Business” Grants

The California Economic Development Corporation will begin accepting applications online for the $75 million We Are Small Business Grant program. The program, which will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses, is designed to help small businesses get back...

Ban on Work Visas Interrupts Local Tech Industry

Leaders from the technical industry across the country have been critical of Donald Trump’s recent decision to ban work visas through the remainder of the year. Tech employers say they recruit employees with work visas for positions not filled...

Community Diner Lowers Price to $0

John and Ted Laurent, owners of Sunny City Diner, made a few updates to their menus earlier this month. Most notably, they’ve changed all the prices to $0. The Laurents say they know this year has posed significant burdens...

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California Announces Four Rounds of Funding For Small Businesses

California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced today, March 3, four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program following Governor Gavin...

Re-start Loans Available for Goleta Businesses

Goleta-based businesses are encouraged to apply for ReStart Loans up $25,000 each to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Goleta contributed $200,000 to support the small business loan program administered by Women's Economic Venture (WEV). Goleta ReStart...

Goleta Launches On-Line Site for Permits & Licenses

For the first time ever, you can now apply for and track permits and licenses online using the City of Goleta’s new Magnet Permit Tracking System Public Portal. The City launched the new user-friendly, intuitive Public Portal today, March...