Thursday, December 30, 2010

Business Startups Coming. Solano Unemployment Expects Improvement.

Solano County Business Startups Are Coming Especially In Fairfield - Suisun, and Vacaville. Solano Unemployment Expects Improvement.

Solano County records, and new business licenses are coming online in Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville and Vallejo for small businesses and larger employers.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Getting Better Solano County Customer Service

Reaching Better Solano Customer Service In Our Community

Get the executive customer service phone number:

Enter the business name at sites like

Get the HQ phone number from the site's address section.

Picking the Solano CEO usually works.

Call the Solano headquarters.

In a friendly voice, ask the Solano operator for the person you need.

Complain in a polite manner. Give them the benefit of the doubt at first. Then persist if they start playing games. Focus on what's important and forget the less important.

Fundraising Tips For Solano Non-Profits

Learn about fundraising. Discover the importance between a Solano Non Profit organization and its potential Solano donors, and to develop a Solano County fundraising plan.

Free Solano non-profit and for profit workshops are available for Solano service businesses.  Check out the other blog articles on

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cost Effectively Innovate Your Solano Business

Cost Effective Ways To Innovate Your Solano Business

Discover cost effective ways to innovate your business.  In a tough economy, there are plenty of ways to grow your business.

Free Video Link:

As you grow, consider expanding your market base into Solano County's Vallejo, Fairfield, Vacaville and Napa County markets too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Starting A Solano Food Business

Get many free or affordable Solano County food business start-up resources.  View the different Solano business tips in this blog.

    * Small Business Development Center
      424 Executive Court North
      Suisun, CA 94585
      (707) 864-3382
    * Small Business Information Center
      (800) 268-2678 

Building Departments in Solano County:

    * Unincorporated areas of the county
      Solano County Building & Safety Division
      675 Texas Street, Suite 5500
      Fairfield, CA 94533
      (707) 784-6765.
    * City of Benicia Building Department
      250 East L
      Benicia, CA 94510
      (707) 746-4230
    * City of Fairfield Building Department
      1000 Webster St.
      Fairfield, CA 94533
      (707) 428-7451
      Business Licenses: 428-7509
    * City of Vallejo Building Department
      555 Santa Clara
      Vallejo, CA
      (707) 648-4374
      Business Licenses: (707) 648-4310
    * City of Vacaville Building Department
      650 Merchant St.
      Vacaville, CA 95688
      (707) 449-5152
      Business Licenses: (707) 449-5152

More info at:

New Solano Economic Development Work & Volunteer Openings At Solano Business News

Interesting Work & Volunteer Openings With Solano Business News.  Check out the other blog postings on this free Solano Business News blog.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

City Publishes Glossy Downtown Fairfield Business Directory

City Of Fairfield Publishes Glossy Downtown Fairfield Business Directory.  Solano County's other cities Benicia, Dixon, Suisun and Vacaville are looking to innovate their downtown small businesses by looking at how Fairfield Downtown Association new directory Margaret Manzo, and Solano Business Incubator are helping Fairfield business thrive. Solano Economic Development Corp is funding related activities too.

For other Solano business postings, check out the other blog postings on this free Solano Business News blog.
Also check out the upcoming Solano Business Directory from Solano Business Incubator.  Readers receiving free RSS feeds for Solano Business Directory can get free listings in the Solano directory.  Solano Business Directory will also focus on Solano non-profits, government agencies, sources for good business tips, and much more.  Many of the proposed links are in this blog's earlier posting.

Senate Should Repeal Silly Small Business Law - Solano Business Happy With Proposed Change

There is a silly law requiring small Solano businesses to notify the IRS when they spend over $600 on a purchase. Critics say the silly business law is too intrusive for average small businesses.

The 1099 provision could force Solano businesses to issue 1099 forms to others they bought something for that exceeded only $600.

Solano accountant Bill Wren, and tax account Leon Hillery both strongly advise Solano tax payers be careful with how they file their upcoming taxes.  Solano government, plus tax collectors from Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Napa need tax revenue.  Solano tax collectors have been known to look more carefully into how Solano small businesses are or are not paying their taxes.  The same goes with the IRS. Best to be safe and find good tax loopholes.

Check out the other blog postings on this free Solano Business News blog for links to interesting financial sites (nothing warranted by blog).

When It Might Be Smart Taking Business Risks

Are you willing to take needed risks for innovating your small business in Solano County?  Some business risk tips below.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Buying A Solano Businesses Or Starting One Up Yourself For Less. Know What You're Getting?

What's More Cost Effective? Buying A Solano Business, Or Starting One Up Yourself For Less?

If you start the business yourself, you at least can avoid fraudulent representations about the business you might be buying. Sometimes an existing business can on the surface appear a more cost effective way to get into the market.  But did the seller really fully disclose all the details?  House sellers might be under stricter government guidelines for making full disclosures, while those selling a business often get away with all types of fraudulent non disclosures.

What do Solano County businesses sell for? Consider buying a business someone else wants to give up but be extremely careful.

New Vallejo Newspaper Coming - Downtown Vallejo News

Vallejo's new newspaper, "Downtown Vallejo News" will be a forum for Vallejo merchants, and Vallejo residents. "Downtown Vallejo News" is inviting Vallejo businesses and others are invited to submit comments, Vallejo information with the goal of transforming downtown Vallejo. Comments can also be submitted in the form of your blog posting to this "Solano Business News" blog.

Check out the other blog postings on this free Solano Business News blog for other Vallejo small business news.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Amazing Unlikely Success Stories From Entrepreneurs

Learn from how others succeeded!
In Solano County, Baldo's - the 24 hour great Mexican restaurant in Fairfield now has three Solano County locations already..!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Solano Restaurants Effected By Anti Fatty Food Drive

Solano County restaurants are predicted to start offering more healthy food.  Fairfield diners are increasingly expecting lower salt foods with less fat.  

The upswing in diner tastes is more pronounced in next door Napa County.  There is a food eating habit study which resulted in an 182-page report.  The food eating habit report also contains demographic findings about residential growth, seniors, school drop-outs and unemployment.
Check out the other blog postings on this free Solano Business News blog for tips on starting healthy restaurants in Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo in 2011. Healthy menus are becoming more popular!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Solano Small Businesses Resales Up

17 small Solano County businesses sold in November

Solano County Supervisor Mike Reagan and others state seventeen Solano County small businesses changed hands in November 2010.

Solano Economic Optimism Up - Solano Banks Doing Better - Long Road Ahead

Optimism For Solano County's Economy Appears Up But Full Recovery Many Years Away

Employees Claim Traffic Or Car Troubles?

Call 511 for traffic updates. The below Solano traffic web site provides mass transit information when one's car breaks down. Share this with your Solano employees, so they don't have an excuse for being at work right on time!

Bookmark the above link, and this Solano Business News blog.

Monday, December 6, 2010

HR Officials Expect To Increase Hiring

Solano County Will Benefit If HR Officials Increase Hiring.

See the Sacramento Bee article

Sprint phasing out Solano Nextel network in 2013. Verizon Is Better.

Sprint is phasing out the Solano County Nextel network in 2013. This applies to all or most of the US as well.  Sprint bought Nextel.  Spring's stocks rose on reporting this news.

Tips For Naming Your Solano Company

Interesting Tips For Naming Your Solano Company.  Branding is important.

California Business Center in Fairfield, California might even offer free business name ideas for its clients which rent office spaces or use its other services.  CBC then leaves it up for the clients to determine if the new business names are available, and/or feasible.  

Effective Solano Small Business Advertising Strategies

Hearst Television says local news advertising for small to mid-size businesses can be effective.  The results show that Solano County TV news is a highly effective medium for Solano business advertisers to credibly reach Solano consumers.

Great Headline Ideas To Promote Your Sales

Check Out These Great Headline Ideas To Promote Your Solano County retail sales

Get more business ideas via the other blog postings on this free Solano Business News blog.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Solano Business News Seeks Local Volunteers

Solano Business News Seeks Volunteers: Volunteers can write articles for Solano Business News.  To join us call 707 434-8000.

California Business Schools Directory

Thinking of going back to college for your business degree?

In addition to the directory, dheck out the other blog postings on this free Solano Business News blog for great business tips.

California Business Schools Directory

Azusa Pacific University School of Business and Management
Azusa, California
California Lutheran University School of Business
Thousand Oaks, California
Cal Poly State University Orfalea College of Business
San Luis Obispo, California
California State Polytechnic University College of Business Administration
Pomona, California
California State University, Bakersfield* School of Business and Public Administration
Bakersfield, California
California State University, Chico College of Business
Chico, California
California State University, Fresno Craig School of Business
Fresno, California
California State University, Fullerton College of Business and Economics
Fullerton, California
California State University, Hayward College of Business and Economics
Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Hayward, California
California State University, Long Beach College of Business Administration
Long Beach, California
California State University, Los Angeles College of Business and Economics
Los Angeles, California
California State University, Northridge School of Business and Economics
Northridge, California
California State University, Sacramento College of Business Administration
Sacramento, California
California State University, San Bernardino College of Business and Public Administration
San Bernardino, California
California State University, Stanislaus College of Business Administration
Stanislaus, California
Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics
Orange, California
Claremont Graduate University Peter Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Claremont, California
Golden Gate University Edward S. Ageno School of Business
San Francisco, California
Monterey Institute of International Studies Fisher Graduate School of Int'l Business
Monterey, California
National University School of Business and Information Management
La Jolla, California
Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management
Culver City, California
San Diego State University College of Business Administration
San Diego, California
San Francisco State University College of Business
San Francisco, California
San Jose State University College of Business
Greater San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, California
Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Clara, California
Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics
Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Rohnert Park, California
Solano Community College
Suisun City has the main campus in Solano County, California
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto, California
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Berkeley, California
University of California, Davis School of Management
Davis, California
University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School
Los Angeles, California
University of California, Riverside Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management
Riverside, California
University of LaVerne College of Business and Pubic Management
Laverne, California
University of Redlands School of Business
Redlands, California
University of San Diego School of Business Administration
San Diego, California
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, California

Will Solano County Learn From Silicon Valley?

A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs Of Steaming Up

Solano County has lower living and labor costs than Silicon Valley.  Plus with meetings can be held via video conferencing from your office, or the Solano Business Incubator at California Business Center.

Solano government is helping its friends get into high tech.  While this is a good thing, other Solano businesses are having to compete against local government if they didn't back the right Solano election candidate in the past elections.

The enthusiasm for Solano social networking and mobile apps, Solano venture capitalists at Solano Business Incubator are clamoring to give money to young companies.

Solano Kept Moody Credit Rating

It appears Solano County's budgeting and reserve policy impressed the rating agency Moody's Investor Services.  

However how well does Moody's Investor Services calculate the degree to which Solano County cities keep their promises to Solano businesses expanding into Solano County?  Read this blog about which Solano cities need to improve their track record in this area.  Also consider proximity to nearby highways and the Inner San Francisco Bay Area as part of your Solano site location equation.

Solano Social Media For Solano Businesses

What Can Solano County Businesses Learn From Fortune 100?
  • 79% use it to communicate with their customers.
  • 50% have a YouTube account and upload about 10 videos a month.
The seven Solano County businesses you might target are Benicia Dixon Fairfield Rio Vista Suisun Vacaville and Vallejo.  Also consider targeting nearby cities in Yolo County, Contra Costa County and Napa County.

Solano Business Increasingly Target Minority Races In Marketing

Whites are becoming less of a dominant force in how Solano businesses are marketing their services and products.

Solano County is changing to a "majority minority" future. The median age of Solano County's white population will probably be shown to be older than that of other races in next year's US census results. For example white women are having fewer children, while the growth in mixed race Solano marriages is making Solano County more multi-ethnic.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Unemployment goes up again. Reliable ecomonist expects improvements.

US unemployment hits 9.8%. Is 10% going to be reached before we go back into the single digits for unemployment figures? Updated California and Solano County unemployment figures will be coming later. Luckily Solano County and the greater San Francisco Bay Area have been doing better than expected.

The current Economist Magazine suggests California will get worse, but then better. Historically, the international magazine available in Solano County Libraries, and read by Fairfield's Economic Development team, has been quite accurate about predicting future economic events. All along the Economist said banks should not be making all those crazy B rate loans during the past Bush administration.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Solano Bee Business Helps Local Agriculture

Thinking of starting a green business?

Learn from the following company.  The Vallejo based Bay Area Bee Company has scattered beekeeping versus large Solano commercial bee hives.  Bay Area Bee Company's Solano County bee population is kept healthy and active when Solano bee populations generally are dwindling, 

Solano honey brands include Fairfield Pumpkin Blossom, Vallejo Breakers, Vallejo After Dark, Benicia Waterfront, plus San Francisco Potrero Hill.

Lacking the needed healthy Solano County bee population, puts Solano County agriculture at serious risk. 

More Solano County business news Solano Business News. It covers Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo; plus neighboring Yolo County, Napa County, and Contra Costa County.