Open Door: Justine Belyeu in Santa Clarita.

Open Door: Justine Belyeu in Santa Clarita.

The state government intends for California’s economy to reopen fully on June 15. Are companies ready?

The Business Journal decided to check on small businesses in different sectors, from hair salons to insurance to equipment rentals. And while some plan to continue masking or other protocols adopted during the pandemic, the overall goal is to get back to business as quickly – and profitably – as possible.


Coming out of the pandemic, Justine Belyeu, owner of Black Hair by Justine in Santa Clarita, has booked appointments weeks in advance. “We’re not just surviving, we are thriving,” she said.

Read the full Special Report in the June 7 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.