The Daily Transcript celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit with local success stories.

  • Ray Weamer, Vice President, City National Bank

    Ray Weamer tells his City National Bank clients that there's a very good reason why an automobile's windshield is a lot bigger than its rear-view mirror.

  • OH Juice! CEO commits to not compromising on core values

    When Hanna Gregor got a call from a friend in San Diego who was in need of a business partner to launch a new juice company, she was up for the task.

  • Frost Hardwood Lumber Company - 104 years old and still going strong

    When Albert Abel Frost bought a railcar load of maple wood flooring and sold it to his first customers in San Diego back in 1911, he may not have known he was laying the foundation for a family business that has lasted more than 100 years.

  • Family-owned Southland Envelope Co. still thriving after 45 years

    Whether it's a birthday card from grandma, your monthly electric bill, documents from your attorney, even the come-ons in junk mail, it all arrives in your mailbox enclosed in an envelope of one kind or another -- an envelope quite possibly among the billion or so manufactured annually by Southland Envelope Company's 130 employees at its 75,000-square-foot plant in Lakeside.

  • CLS Security Electronics

    On Oct. 8, 2013, a lone arsonist broke into and set fire to Santa Sophia Catholic Church in Spring Valley. Although the blaze caused about $200,000 in damage, the church would surely have burned to the ground had it not been for a lone smoke detector installed by CLS Security Electronics (clselectronics.com), which since 1993 has offered a wide range of security and home entertainment solutions for its business and residential customers throughout San Diego.

  • Tech industry veteran reflects on 43 years of success

    In 2009, Bob Leone sold his successful technology and services consulting business to Xerox and could have retired. But Xerox asked him to stay on, and he did, for two reasons:

  • Seven tips to help you balance your work and personal lives

    Here are some quick and easy tips to help you create a balance between your work and personal lives. None of them are new or rocket science, but all are things we easily forget in our zeal to grow our businesses.

Archived Reports

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2014

The Daily Transcript celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit with small business news and local success stories.

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2013

The Daily Transcript celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit with small business news and how-to articles.

Celebrating Small Business Month - August 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the San Diego/Imperial Region of the Small Business Development Centers honor local small business owners.

Celebrating Small Business Month - May 2012

The Daily Transcript celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit with a look at some stand-out local small businesses, issues and trends, and information from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2011

Join the Transcript, the Regional Chamber of Commerce and SBA in celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit. This annual issue also serves as the official program guide to the San Diego Small Business Awards Luncheon.

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2011

Read about the latest economic forecasts and marketing strategies for small businesses.

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2010

Join the Transcript, the Regional Chamber of Commerce and SBA in celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit. This annual issue also serves as the official program guide to the San Diego Small Business Awards Luncheon.

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2009

Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit with this official program guide to the San Diego Small Business Awards Luncheon, hosted by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego chapter of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Celebrating Small Business Month - Aug 2008

Find out how small businesses can survive and thrive in a tough economy.

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2008

Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit with this official program guide to the San Diego Small Business Awards Luncheon, hosted by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego chapter of the U.S. Small Business Administration.