small businesses

  • Business Owners HATE Yelp


    I wrote a post advising a physical therapy office to get their current patients to provide Yelp reviews to bolster new business. Imagine my surprise when Yelp actually read the article and reached out to me. So, I did what any blogger with chops would do…and set up two interviews: one

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  • Honing His Craft: Noah Cowan of Aura Knifeworks

    Aura Knifeworks, a company which designs and hand-makes custom fitted knives for professional chefs, started right here in Long Beach and is paving the way for creativity and a rejection of some outdated traditions in the culinary industry. Meet Noah Cowan, a Long Beach native and the founder

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  • Councilmember Pearce Spearheads Revamp of Conditional Use Permit for Local Businesses

    Councilmember Jeannine Pearce’s proposal to streamline the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process, making it more accessible for neighborhoods and affordable for businesses, was passed unanimously by the Long Beach City Council.