App by O.C. company makes a foreign language instantly understandable

A world unified by one common language may be the stuff of science fiction, but entrepreneur Kevin Strom is working to create the next best thing.
Strom founded GlobeChat, a San Juan Capistrano-based company, to eliminate the divide of language…Read more about App by O.C. company makes a foreign language instantly understandable This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Saved! Tustin children’s bookstore will stay open with help from new benefactor

TUSTIN – Just two months ago, Susie Alexander thought she’d be busy spring cleaning this month to liquidate every item in her year-old shop, Once Upon a Storybook.
The children’s bookstore – with its reading cubbies, train tracks and fairy…Read more about Saved! Tustin children's bookstore will stay open with help from new benefactor This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Irvine firm matches employers with workers, operating almost entirely online

Kim Shepherd worked as an entertainment journalist for a decade before she decided to take a break from the stress and travel.
“So I joined Club Med as their director of entertainment,” she said. “The biggest decision was white or red.”
But…Read more about Irvine firm matches employers with workers, operating almost entirely online This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Small business owners in O.C. pessimistic about economy

Small business owners in Orange County are fretting about a wobbly economy, a recent survey found. The number of Orange County small business owners who said the national economy is headed in the wrong direction jumped 20 percentage points this year…Read more about Small business owners in O.C. pessimistic about economy This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Got a strange bump or persistent cough? There’s an app for that

In a bustling emergency room in Orange, Dr. Seth Brindis doesn’t have to take time from patients to send a secure message to a colleague or check a peer-reviewed study. He’s armed at the hip with a dozen medical smartphone apps that include…Read more about Got a strange bump or persistent cough? There's an app for that This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Goodbye, Garretts: After 55 years, Costa Mesa furniture store is closing

When H.J. Garrett wanted to open a furniture store, he and his oldest son, John, jumped into the family Buick and drove to San Diego from Redwood City, scouting potential locations.
Of all the towns the pair visited, Costa Mesa stood out.
“He just…Read more about Goodbye, Garretts: After 55 years, Costa Mesa furniture store is closing This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Newport Beach’s Heirloom offers a fresh look at vintage decor

Sometimes Milena Sefferovich leaves out the word “vintage” when describing her Newport Beach store filled with refinished and restored furniture, unique lighting fixtures and finds from foreign lands.
She doesn’t want the word conjuring images…Read more about Newport Beach's Heirloom offers a fresh look at vintage decor This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Island freight controversy: Dana Point man fights to keep service into Catalina

Catalina residents and businesses may soon have a new freight provider. Catalina Freight Line, run by Dana Point resident Richard Coffey, Avalon Freight Services and Curtin Maritime have been fighting for more than a year to bring groceries, water…Read more about Island freight controversy: Dana Point man fights to keep service into Catalina This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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Chew on this: Are gumball machines a form of gambling?

TUSTIN – Sorry, Buy Gum Free Fun. Your kind’s not welcome at Soapy Lee Coin Laundry. Sure, it all sounds like good, clean fun. But in reality, Tustin officials argue, the gumball dispenser represents a form of gambling. Todd Iger, owner of the…Read more about Chew on this: Are gumball machines a form of gambling? This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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O.C. Watchdog: State pulls license for two Anaheim elder care centers

State regulators have revoked the licenses of two of the most troubled elder-care centers in Orange County, according to an order issued by the Department of Social Services this week.
In a state complaint, the agency charged John Habash — chief…Read more about O.C. Watchdog: State pulls license for two Anaheim elder care centers This post was shared via The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Small Business’s RSS Feed. OC Shredding Business

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