Stories for May 2002
Monday, May 27
With the economy becoming more global, companies that previously thought only locally now are looking at ways to expand their markets overseas. So, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal asks: What are you doing to take advantage of business overseas th
Vivendi Universal, Walt Disney Co. and AOL Time Warner may be courting Sprint PCS and AT & T; Wireless, hoping to slice up the wireless world in order to place graphics, movie trailers, promos and games on cell phone screens.
3D Systems Corp. built its business offering manufacturers ways to make three-dimensional models and prototypes quickly and inexpensively.
In a big-get-bigger world, there's not much mystery to the reports that CB Richard Ellis and Grubb & Ellis are discussing a merger.
Like many companies, Diodes Inc. first set up a manufacturing operation in China to take advantage of the abundance of inexpensive labor.
Vitesse's Lou Tomasetta, struggling to find revenues wherever he can, puts off release of his latest next-generation product
The U.S. Department of Labor has accused Sun Valley-based Westfield Precision Products Inc. of improperly appraising the value of its stock in order to profit from the elimination of an employee stock ownership plan.
A trend toward frugality in the business world has a company that produces live shows for corporations reevaluating its business strategy.
Even after losing more than $1 million of his own money on an ill-fated Internet site and missing out on the profits generated by the hit film, "Spiderman," based on the character he created, Stan Lee is back in business.
How a Couple of Newcomers Took Matters Into Their Own Hands and Nailed the Salon Business
Opponents of a Valley breakup say they intend to take full advantage of the 30-day reconsideration period and challenge the recent decision to place a secession initiative on the Nov. 5 ballot.
North Hollywood-based SageMetrics Corp. has received $6 million in its second round of venture capital funding.
Monday, May 13
Two years ago Jeff Bresin was a special effects crewman, his wife Dana worked at a children's social club. With a new baby on board, strikes in the film industry pending and a softening economy already taking a toll on their pocketbooks, the couple decide
Sales at La Canada-based Sport Chalet may have remained steady throughout most of the first two quarters of 2001, even with a sluggish economy in the works, but that doesn't mean its bottom line survived intact.
The firm of Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli has been hired by Valley VOTE to devise a campaign strategy that will assure passage of Valley secession in the Nov. 5 election. The firm says it is now coming up with a concept for slogans, commercials, etc. S
Like many before it, Data Systems Worldwide had to think quickly in order to boost sales after it got burned in the dot-com debacle.
If you're thinking about going into business for yourself, take heed: That first year is a killer. While it's hard to get a handle on the diverse range of enterprises known as start-up businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that som
California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks could soon own its own mini-chain of radio stations if its deal to acquire Santa Barbara-based KDB-FM is finalized in the next few weeks.
Quick: think of a catchy spin for a new car, a new breakfast cereal. Not so hard is it? Now come up with a strategy to push through legislation aimed at making the streets safer for schoolchildren. That's easy. But how do you brand a campaign for a munici
The San Fernando Valley Black Chamber of Commerce's Zedar E. Broadous has more in mind than business mixers and networking opportunities.
"Breakup foes lose vote fight" That's the headline in the May 9 issue of the Daily News.
The rest of the nation may be undergoing an on-again-off-again recovery, but you wouldn't know it from the first-quarter results in the greater San Fernando Valley.
For years people scrimped and saved to buy a business, then burned the midnight oil to build it.