Retail Is Detail Says Noah Alper

Although he's best known as the founder and namesake of Noah's Bagels, Berkeley resident...

Who Is a Contractor? What Is an Internship?

It's a great time to be a small business owner. There are so many...

Passing the Baton of Your Family Business

W. Randy Jones, the founder of Worth Magazine and author of The Richest Man...

Liquor Tax Hammers Local Brewers

In the fall of 2006, concerned parents and anti-alcohol-abuse groups set out to curb...

This Man Wants to Dim Your Lights

On a recent afternoon, Derrick Rebello was walking in downtown Oakland when he peered...

Starting a Band? Get It In Writing

As the guitarist for the punk band Dead Kennedys, East Bay Ray has negotiated...

Partnerships That Pay Off

More and more for-profit companies want to save the planet and benefit their communities....

Want Your Customers to Buy Local? You Have to...

Every local business owner I know would be thrilled to read a newspaper headline...

Ask East Bay Ray

Next month in Small Business Monthly, we're interviewing East Bay Ray, guitarist for the...

Use Your Checkbook and Your Trash Can

Ten years ago, green biz guru Joel Makower co-founded Greener World Media to create...

An Oakland Icon May Close

In 2002, the Jerry Brown administration decided that a supermarket chain was more important...

A Path to College Through Business

One recent evening in the auditorium of Lionel Wilson High School, five freshmen were...

Protecting Your Mission

Have you heard the sad tale of Ben & Jerry's? It puts fear in...

Even Small Foundations Have a Big Responsibility

Anyone who runs a nonprofit organization should be heartened by the unprecedented generosity of...
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