DLBA Adopts Nationwide Event to Connect Local Investors and Business Owners

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Business owners and entrepreneurs mingle during the first Million Cups of Coffee event at Studio One Eleven in downtown Long Beach. Photos by Medina Kabir.  A free nationwide event that aims to educate and connect investors with entrepreneurs and...
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New Long Beach Business Celebrates First Year By Donating Products to Local Homeless Shelter

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Celebrating its first year in business and recognizing the community support it has received in Long Beach, local tea distributor Tenzo Tea has decided to give back.

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Biannual Survey Finds Small Business Owners Feel Supported by Long Beach Institutions

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This year’s findings are compared to 2015’s results, showing a more positive response from business owners in terms of whether they felt supported by their city officials and institutions.

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4 Cool Office Automation Apps For Your Workplace

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In an aim to modernize the workplace, companies like JJ Bender are providing businesses with office automation solutions to help speed up work and minimize errors.

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Beloved Brass Lamp Book Bar to Close Doors After Almost Two Years Serving Downtown Community

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The Brass Lamp served the downtown and neighboring communities as an answer to the issue of coffee shops closing too early, and bars being too loud a setting to collaborate or work within.

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Councilmember Pearce Spearheads Revamp of Conditional Use Permit for Local Businesses

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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.

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MADE in Long Beach Up and Running Under New Management Following Group Resignation

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MADE in Long Beach seemed like it needed its own MADE in Long Beach—a more lucrative, more organized MADE—when a handful of its employees resigned and shut the doors on Friday.

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Opening of Newest Long Beach Boutique Gym, Olympix Fitness, Now Slated for October

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Long Beach residents have just a few more months to wait for the opening of Olympix Fitness, the upscale boutique fitness center originally slated to open this month, according to business partners Jarrett Tooley and Kurt Schneiter.

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Pet App Startup Founder Looks to Establish International Pet Owner Network—Right Here in Long Beach

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About four years ago, Long Beach resident Jeff Boverman adopted a dog—a rescue dog that he called “puppy.” One fateful morning, he opened the door to his home to get equipment, and the dog escaped, running “helter skelter,” as...

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Long Beach Preschool Enhances Business Practices, Earning Owner Rising Star Award

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One Year ago, Kidworks Children's Center owner Dinuka Ranasinghe found herself at a crossroads: how could she provide the quality preschool and daycare environment desired for the business she’d owned since 2008, while also ensuring affordability for every parent and...

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