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You’re Welcome – A Love Story from the boys at SLO Down Wines

You’re Welcome – A Love Story from the boys at SLO Down Wines

Why did you start your company? What other reason is there: girls! In college, we started making wine together because it was the most fun way we could meet said girls (and, consequently, still is). Unless you’re reading this and you’re a girl, in that case, we started it in order to rescue puppies. Regardless […]

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California’s number two export to China is . . .

California’s number two export to China is . . .

We still make trash better than anyone else on the planet. Trash. Clusterstock reports that California is the number one exporter to China with, natch, computers and tech leading the charge at $3.3 billion, but with good old plain American garbage as a close second at a whopping $2.3 billion. California, as we all know, […]

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The Roundup August 27

The Roundup August 27

For Governor Schwarzenegger, it turns out to be bad luck that this was the year Craig’s List started cracking down on prostitution ads. Just when California state government needed the money most! And for a limited time only on eBay and Craig’s List . . . the state of California! In his latest effort to […]

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The Roundup August 5

Repair rather than replace. While not recession-proof, small business contractors, electricians, plumbers and even car repair shops seem to be weathering the latest economic downturn somewhat better than other businesses. It may not be time for an employed repairman to strike out on his own, but those already established in business are finding ways to […]

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The Roundup July 28

The Roundup July 28

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Remodelers are taking half what they did a year ago or selling their businesses at a significant loss. Just in case you thought it was a good idea to start a home remodeling business . . . (but it is a good idea to get your home […]

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The Roundup July 21

The Roundup July 21

I never really understood paying some two bucks per shot on film that faded in two months. But there are millions who love the concept. Polaroid’s loss is one entrepreneur’s gain. Taking notes? When the Polaroid film factory in the Dutch town of Enschede shut down in June 2008, it seemed to signal the end […]

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The Roundup July 18 & 19: The Week By The Numbers

The Roundup July 18 & 19: The Week By The Numbers

“Why, oh, why did I pick the BLUE pill?” Zero The amount of further bailout money the Obama Administration made available to CIT this week. CEO Jeff Peak first tried washing Presidential motorcade windshields, but has now taken to standing on a street corner with a cardboard sign. Face it, friends, everything’s over at CIT […]

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The Roundup July 7

The Roundup July 7

As goes California . . . Maybe Arnold should take a cue from Sarah and vamoose. Court-appointed lawyers, cancer patients and alcoholics in treatment programmes have become the latest victims of California’s financial crisis, as the state grapples with a budget deficit that has ballooned to $26bn. The state has been forced to issue IOUs […]

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The Roundup July 4 & 5 Special Build-Your-Vocabulary Edition

Busted Conveniently, this word means both “broken,” as in, “doesn’t work,” and “broke,” as in, “out of money,” demonstrated in spades as California goes bust because, well, the government’s busted. Businesses all around the state start receiving IOU’s from Sacramento, but, unfortunately, the IOU’s are not allowed to flow in the other direction. Crap In […]

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The Biz Roundup June 29

The Biz Roundup June 29

“Be seeing you.” 150 years. Bernard Madoff, the self-confessed author of the biggest financial swindle in history, was sentenced to the maximum 150 years behind bars for what his judge called an “extraordinarily evil” fraud that shook the nation’s faith in its financial and legal systems and took “a staggering toll” on rich and poor […]

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The Roundup June 24

Before you give away the store, you might want to check with the franchisees who own the store. The sit-down casual segment of the restaurant industry has traditionally competed more on advertising and location than price, but these days, the chains appear to have little choice. Consumers hurt by the recession are eating out less. […]

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The Roundup May 14

Now the blood starts to flow in the auto industry . . . In a court filing today, Chrysler asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez to reject dealer agreements for 789 dealers throughout the United States in a effort “to conserve cash and pursue transactions that maximize value (“Chrysler seeks to dump 789 dealers,” Detroit […]

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The Roundup April 22

That bomb you hear ticking is commercial real estate. The credit crunch has thus far focused on the residential mortgage mess. But with $1.3 trillion in loans to shopping centers and other commercial properties coming due between now and 2013, another time bomb is ticking. In a report scheduled for release on Wednesday, Deutsche Bank […]

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California scotches paychecks in favor of IOU’s

You heard it hear first. Some California employees have been told today that their next paycheck may be an IOU. That’s right. A piece of paper that says “not convertible to money.” As fantastic as that seems, the whole surreal situation takes a turn for the weird: some banks and credit unions will accept these […]

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