Emily Lund 

Managing Editor


VitalChurch Interim Pastor Training Event Touches on the Business Side of Helping Churches Thrive

When most people think of running a church, they tend to think of the way in which pastors and other church leaders guide their congregations spiritually. They think about Sunday morning sermons and weekday programs and community outreach events. They often forget that, behind the scenes, a church is actually run a lot like a business. There are budgets to make, a building to … [Read more...]

How Much Does it Cost to Start a Mobile Phlebotomy Business?

Have you been considering starting a mobile phlebotomy business, but were concerned that the start-up costs would be more than you could handle? Are you overwhelmed by all of the things you need to purchase before you can begin making money? This article will give you a good idea of the things you’ll need to purchase to get started as the owner of your own mobile phlebotomy … [Read more...]

Here’s a Small Business That’s Killing It During COVID: BM Windows in San Diego

In the areas with the strictest stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 crisis, it seemed that almost daily you would hear new stories about businesses shutting down. After months of trying to hold on, there were many businesses that just couldn’t afford to pay their mounting bills any longer and were forced to permanently close their doors. Mom-and-pop shops that had been … [Read more...]

Is There Such a Thing as a Recession-Proof Business? This San Diego House Painting Company Says, “Yes”

If you have owned a business for any length of time, or even if you just pay attention to the business world in general, you know that the state of the economy has a lot to do with whether or not a business succeeds or fails. In a booming economy it can seem like almost any business you start has a great chance of success, while in a less-than-favorable economy, getting a … [Read more...]

Long Beach Architect Welcomes Client Ideas and Input

If you’ve ever worked with a design professional, like an architect, interior designer, or landscape architect, you may have noticed that your ideas and suggestions are not always welcomed. So many designers take on the mindset of “I’m the expert. I know what’s best.” And while it’s true that these types of professionals have varying levels of training and experience in their … [Read more...]

Meet Greenlock, the Lending Company That’s Changing the Way Insurance Restoration Contractors Manage Cashflow

If you ask business owners why they started their companies, many will point to a specific need they saw in the marketplace. They may invent a new or improved product that makes people’s lives easier, or provide a service in an underserved area. The founders of Greenlock saw a need for a new type of small business lending company that would meet the very specific needs of … [Read more...]

How Randy Gervais Is Conquering the Real Estate Development Industry

At the age of 18, when most people are focusing on graduating from high school, going off to college, or getting their first full-time job, Randy Gervais was launching his first business. He started CheckerBox, a high-end men’s accessories company, which he quickly grew into a thriving online company. Gervais was fortunate to grow up in a business-minded household, which … [Read more...]