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West Los Angeles got its first taste of siphon-brewed coffee in 1997, when Ray Sato opened Balconi Coffee Company. Each cup at the coffee bar was painstakingly made in a Japanese siphon, using a traditional method involving vapor and vacuum pressure in two glass chambers.
Lance Bloyd (left) doesn't have a physical storefront for Bucking Bull Pro, which sells products to the bucking bulls industry. "People find me online, call and I take their orders," he says.
Like many hair stylists, Duane Schneider is an independent contractor who has to address the administrative headaches of all small-business owners, including payments. In August 2010, he began working at Denver's Star Salon, where each stylist is in charge of his or her own transactions.