On Nov. 27, shoppers are encouraged to skip the trip to chain stores and shop with their local small businesses instead. To help sweeten the deal, business improvement districts across the city have come up with activities that give shoppers an opportunity to learn more about the locally owned businesses in their area and even win gift cards for shopping there.
Pawsitively Long Beach, located in the East Village Arts District at 254 Elm St., is Long Beach’s latest small-business casualty. The business will shut its doors on Wednesdays.
For about two decades, Antonio Francisco Gonzales has been in the business of hair, specializing in high-end women’s cuts, color and styling. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, he studied his craft in the San Fernando Valley in the late ’90s, honed his skills in New York City, took his talents to Miami Beach and finally ended up in Long Beach this year.
For the first time in 45 years, Pa’s Pumpkin Patch—a staple of the Halloween season in Long Beach—is not opening due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A diverse mix of cultures and businesses are spearheading an up-and-coming small-business corridor called Virginia Village.
Less than a month after its first board meeting, a newly-created community development corporation will shift its focus to supporting businesses struggling in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Local small business owners voiced their concerns about lawsuit abuse at a Small Business Summit hosted by the California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) in Long Beach on Wednesday afternoon.
City Council Tuesday tasked the City Attorney’s office to amend the municpial code regarding ice cream truck businesses to restrict the playing of amplified music while they are stopped and vending ice cream to customers.