Do Small Businesses Still Have Big Hopes in this Economy?

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Do Small Businesses Still Have Big Hopes in this Economy?
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By John Palminteri of KEYT News
 
Small business owners with big dreams continue to be an important component in the American economy. In a NewsChannel 3 special report, we look at three local businesses with limited storefronts, simple operations and high hopes at a time when a businessman is the President.
 
John Palminteri stops into a one person coffee shop, a Mexican food truck that converts into a popular hole-in-the-wall hideaway, and a one-person barbershop to find out. Cloudspotters, Wolfs Head, and Mony's Mexican Taqueria were all highlighted in the special report.
 
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a-1573740612 Nov 16, 2017 03:24 PM
Do Small Businesses Still Have Big Hopes in this Economy?

Greedy landlords is right, their writeoff is better than a rent decrease. Sadly though what can the city council really do here? It's a free market. They can't tell private property owners what they can and cannot charge.

therealbebe Nov 15, 2017 06:34 PM
Do Small Businesses Still Have Big Hopes in this Economy?

It's not "the economy" that is making it tough for small business in Santa Barbara. It's the commercial property owners. Period. No small business can afford to survive here with the astronomical rents the commercial landlords charge. The landlords don't care - a vacant storefront is worth more in credits and write-offs than it would be if they lowered their rents. JP, I love you, but can we please start reporting on the REAL story in SB? City Council and all you newbies to our local gov't, please start addressing this. The homeless along State St is not driving away business. The landlords are. The homeless just come in where there is space to be filled. Shame on you greedy you-know-whats.

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