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We Try Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Chocolate (So You Don’t Have To)

June 21, 2013
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We Try Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Chocolate (So You Don’t Have To)

Stevia invades your specialty-store chocolate. How do the chocolate bars measure up?
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Anticipating Spring

March 8, 2012
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Anticipating Spring

Spring hasn't quite sprung. Twelve days to go.
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Handlebar Coffee Roasters and Café: Racers Taking Time to Get it Right

October 3, 2011
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For a couple used to speeding toward a finish line, Kim Anderson and Aaron Olson are taking a "slow and steady wins the race" attitude when it comes to their new coffee business.
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Food Trucks Driving to Become Part of the Local Landscape

August 3, 2011
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Food Trucks Driving to Become Part of the Local Landscape

Competing with traditional Fiesta festivities is optimistic. But on August 6, four of Santa Barbara's local gourmet mobile food vendors, together with some local bands, decided that the spirit of Fiesta could use a refresh.
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One-Man Tattoo Studio BenInked?: Art, Passion, and a Personal Touch

February 11, 2011
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A passion for art and drawing led Ben Stein on the path of becoming a tattoo artist. But it was the lackluster economy that thrust Stein into the role of an entrepreneur.
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Pole Dancing with Pasch Bodies

February 11, 2011
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Perhaps it's like a dojo where you show your skill level with the height of your heels and the amount of skin you bare. In the realm of pole dancing as exercise, heels and bare skin are far more than a fashion preference.
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Ultimate Bagels’ Alex Weinstein Looks Back After First Year in Biz

November 5, 2010
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Next Thursday, November 11, represents two important anniversaries for Alex Weinstein. Not only is it his 25th birthday, but it's the one-year anniversary of when he opened Ultimate Bagels for business. While turning 25 is certainly a significant event, successfully opening and keeping a business going on ever-shifting State Street is a milestone in...
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ChatPrint’s Greg Schlosser Aims to Help Hotels Deliver Top-Notch Service

October 27, 2010
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Specialized software aims for no fuss, less bloat, and higher-value hospitality.
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Heeluxe’s Dr. Geoffrey Gray Brings Science to Foot Fashion

October 21, 2010
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A doctor of physical therapy (DPT), Geoffrey Gray, spends most of his daytime hours at either the Elite Performance and Rehabilitation Center or the Peak Performance Project. But the UCSB alumnus has also made the time to pursue an entrepreneurial dream. He's leveraged his expertise and passion for understanding the way the foot...
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Oreana Winery: Christian Garvin’s Path to the Urban Wine Trail

October 7, 2010
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It's the daily challenges of entrepreneurship that keep Christian Garvin fired up about his business, downtown's Oreana winery (205 Anacapa St.). At one moment, he's breaking apart a wooden crate to fashion a makeshift leg so the new (used) dishwasher can be installed. The same night, he could be pouring at a high-end restaurant,...
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