One Woman’s Journey Through Indie Publishing
Sacramento author shares how she created her published book
It took four years to write my thriller, but only three months to see it morph from a 122,000-word computer file to a book available on Amazon and at local bookstores.
Helping Cooks Go Pro
Cottage Food Program turns homemade treats into a food business
When Davy Bui decided to start a bread-baking business, he wasn’t sure how much demand there would be for his “drunken” loaves.
New Business Association Coming to the Sacramento Region
Local store owner plans to establish an Indian Chamber of Commerce
Ro Nayyar grew up in Roseville, a first generation American born to immigrant parents from India who owned a liquor store and emphasized the value of pursuing higher education.
Startup of the Month: Fantag
With on-demand instant replays, spectators can watch live games from different shots
For sports fans, it’s not about wins and losses, but how you experience that game that counts. Brian Dombrowski learned this shooting videos for youth and high school sports events in the Bay Area. He was filming original content for coaches, but they weren’t the only ones interested in his footage.
Artistic offices lead to more productive and engaged teams
Art in the workplace is more than cosmetic; it can actually improve employee attitudes, performance, and even the company’s bottom line. This feels almost blasphemous. By definition, we think of “art” and “profit” as two distinct and even clashing concepts, with the unspoken assumption that chasing profits will corrupt art, and that art drags down profits. Conventional wisdom says “art for art’s sake”: Art is not a means to an end, art is the end.
Are You Ready to Pitch?
Meeting with investors can be both daunting and exciting. While it can confirm your hard work is recognized, it can also lead to self-doubt and uneasiness.
From the Wedding Circuit to the Political Arena
Jenny Bach left her photo booth company for politics — becoming Secretary for the California Democratic Party
Anyone who has applied for a job before understands the dilemma of having an incongruous mix of work history on your resume, reflecting a career shift that has occurred somewhere along the line.
The Little Music Festival That Was
What happened to TBD Fest — and what happens next?
After losing an undisclosed sum both years, TBD Fest (otherwise known as The Bridge District Festival) has incurred blame from investors and rival music promoters for being underfunded. General consensus is that if a festival can’t pay for its talent before selling a single ticket, it’s under-capitalized.
Equity Loves Company
With JOBS Act provision, startups can crowdfund by selling company shares
In a virtual world, everybody who helped Oculus Rift raise $2.5 million on Kickstarter would own a piece of the company. But in reality, the VR pioneer was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, and the backers received high-tech goggles and other goodies, but no stock.
Feels Like Home
New coffee shop and bakery in Old Town Galt part of historic area’s revitalization
Just off of the historic Lincoln Highway, Old Town Galt is getting a second chance at life as revival efforts bring new events and businesses to the downtown streets. The newest addition, The Coffee Shop Bakery, embraces small-town pride, classic cars and coffeecake.