Interviews & Spotlights

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Think Again with Dave Miles of VitalChurch Ministry

This interview is part of the “Think Again” series, in which Businessing Magazine talks to small business owners and nonprofit leaders about how their organizations have evolved and how things don't always go as originally expected. In this interview, we asked Dave Miles of VitalChurch Ministry about how his nonprofit has grown and changed since its founding in 1994. Tell Us a … [Read more...]

Think Again with Mitch Goodz of Good Sounds

This interview is part of the “Think Again” series, in which Businessing Magazine talks to small business owners about how their businesses have evolved and how things don't always go as originally expected. In this interview, we asked Mitch Goodz of Good Sounds in Newport Beach, California about how his company has grown and changed in his more than 40 years in the residential … [Read more...]

Think Again with Scott McKee of Scott McKee Construction

This interview is part of the “Think Again” series, in which Businessing Magazine talks to small business owners about how their businesses have evolved and how things don't always go as originally expected. In this interview, we asked Scott McKee of Scott McKee Construction in Mission Viejo, California about how his company has grown and changed in his more than 30 years as a … [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...]

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...]