Emily Lund 

Managing Editor

Well-Established Crestron Programming Company (AVPA) Furthers Expansion into Sacramento Area

AV Programming Associates (AVPA) has been in the audiovisual programming business for more than 20 years now. They have an established reputation in the industry and have completed major Crestron programming projects around the country—and even in other parts of the world. However, that hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to grow and expand. Recently, AVPA expanded their … [Read more...]

How Nonprofit Organization VitalChurch Ministry Created Multiple Streams of Income, While Also Better Serving Churches

In business, there is often more than one way to bring in money. Some companies choose to offer a combination of products and services, while others offer related and/or complementary services. Having multiple streams of income can help grow a business and can also help insulate a company during difficult times. The importance of this was highlighted during the pandemic, … [Read more...]

Crestron Programming Company Owner Offers Simple Advice for Business Growth

Matthew Grisafe has been a business owner for 20 years now. He runs AV Programming Associates (AVPA), a company that does customized programming for smart homes and businesses. If you’ve ever been in a high-end home in which all the systems (audiovisual, lighting, HVAC, security, and more) can be managed and automated from a single touch panel, it may have been programmed by a … [Read more...]

A Ceramic Hybrid Bearing Manufacturer Reaps the Benefits of Being Early to Market (CBR Bearing)

As an entrepreneur, you don’t necessarily have to be the first one to offer a new product to the public, but being early to market definitely has its advantages. When CBR Bearing, a company that was founded in 1994, decided to start offering ceramic hybrid bearings in 2002, they weren’t the first to do so. There were several other large bearing companies that had started … [Read more...]

Why This San Diego Replacement Window Company Places a High Value on Their Warranty

Small business owners in the service industry often wonder if they should provide warranties to their customers for the services they provide. Some will say that offering a warranty is not necessary, and maybe even a foolish idea. Others will say that offering a guarantee on your service is a great marketing feature. BM Windows, a replacement window company in San Diego, … [Read more...]

San Diego House Painter Shines Spotlight on Other Small Business Owners

Jon Ray owns and operates a house painting company in San Diego, California. Over the past decade and a half, he has created a reputation for his company, PaintGreen, as one that does quality work and provides amazing customer service throughout San Diego County. His company gets amazing reviews online, as well as many referrals from happy customers. Due to his company’s … [Read more...]

Thinking About a Minimalist Desk from Ikea? Here’s a Better Option.

Many people are big fans of IKEA furniture. Going to IKEA to shop for furniture is an experience all on its own. You can wander for hours to get ideas for decorating your home or office, get lunch at their café, and even have them watch your kids while you do so at some locations. Many small business owners—especially new business owners who our outfitting their first … [Read more...]

Mark Grisafe of Grisafe Architecture in Long Beach on What it Takes to Succeed as an Architectural Design Firm

Businessing Magazine sat down with Mark Grisafe, the owner and head architect at Grisafe Architecture in Long Beach, California. Mark is not only a talented architect, but an astute businessman who is well respected in his community. We wanted to find out how Mark has managed to find success as a small business and how he sets his company apart in an industry that is often … [Read more...]

Think Again with Matt Grisafe of AV Programming Associates

This interview is part of the “Think Again” series, in which Businessing Magazine talks to small business owners about how their companies have evolved and how things don't always go as originally expected. In this interview, we asked Matt Grisafe of AV Programing Associates about how his business has grown and changed in the last 20 years. Tell Us a Little about Your … [Read more...]