Small Business

A new way to queue without dropping a line

Santa Clarita resident Paul Otrokov is obsessed with wait times. While getting his master’s degree in operations research, studying queuing theory, he realized that though

An entrepreneur’s tail

It was about seven years ago that Terra DiSpirito realized the need to raise funds to help the animals get medical treatment or find permanent

Consumers Furniture closing after 43 years

After 43 years in business, Consumers Furniture Gallery announced to customers recently it would be closing its doors permanently, following a liquidation sale. Owner Greg

Make DEI part of your corporate DNA

 By Paul Raggio, co-owner One True North  DEI … diversity, equity and inclusion, is the subject of many corporate discussions and professional journals, and well

Couple brings Caring Transitions to SCV

Husband-and-wife duo Jared and Victoria Erfle are teaming up and using past experience to help seniors with transitions and relocations. After seeing the need firsthand

Staying positive post-pandemic

While the pandemic and the resulting business closures were difficult on business owners from all walks of life, women were hit especially hard, studies found.

Thinking about Mom for Mother’s Day

After a pandemic-induced, stress-filled year, mom deserves something special, and Mother’s Day is fast-approaching. There are a number of local businesses here in the Santa