The Daily Transcript pays tribute to San Diego's newest entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Young Influentials program here.
As an entrepreneur, exiting your ownership position is inevitable. Taking the proper steps to prepare your company for this is essential to its value and to a successful exit. By focusing on three key areas, you can enhance the value of your business, feel assured that you are more prepared should your exit timing be unexpected — as in the case of an unsolicited acquisition offer — and increase the likelihood of a smooth exit. While running your business, pay special attention to the following three areas:
Brad Chisum, co-founder and CEO of Lumedyne Technologies, admits his company is wooed by investors all the time to move to the Bay Area.
Despite not even being old enough to rent a car in California at the time he started his business a few years ago, Chris Clark has done something in late 2011 and early 2012 many California business owners would love to boast: He added enough employees to triple his staff.
While in the M.B.A. program at San Diego State University in the spring of 2010, Jenny Amaraneni had to read a book.
The words and actions of Christina Rimkus Denning have a lasting effect. She gives her legal expertise to those who are in need and also volunteers her time to help those who need a role model.
Eric Ganci does not like to be told he can't do something. The Chicago native first was turned away from music school. But he persisted, was finally admitted and eventually became a band director.
San Diego attorney Sophie Akins practices what she preaches.
Matt Greene knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. Five years ago, the co-founder and president of the professional networking organization 6Degrees San Diego underwent major back surgery and also suffered from nerve damage.
Sean Puckett came into banking by accident — but it’s no accident that he’s stayed for more than 12 years.
There might have been a time that the director of government and community affairs for a large regional health organization had an obscure job that didn’t elicit much conversation.
The Daily Transcript appreciates the time and effort put forth by the following people to select this year's Young Influentials.
Whenever FITzee President Michelle Weinstein gets an idea, she jots it down on a notebook.
When Teresa Siles came into public relations, social media wasn’t a recognized subset of the field. Now, the vice president and director of social media at Nuffer, Smith, Tucker has grown into something she says doesn’t exist: an expert in social media.
Bill Malloy’s personality, not his genes, can take credit for his position as president of Malloy & Co.
Kellie Hill, who joined Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial as a vice president of project development last fall, said she has grown accustomed to a work schedule that often keeps her working from 7 A.M. in the morning to 10 p.m. at night.
In businesses you have to spend money to make money. In the nonprofit world, you need someone who knows where to find money.
Kira and Ariana Heramb, the daughters of Brookfield Homes veteran Lora Heramb have taken a decidedly different tack and are making a name for themselves in interior design.
Cheryl Goodman has tried many media-related jobs on for size over the lifespan of her career, including a reporter and public relations agent at a startup, before she landed at wireless giant Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM).
It’s hard to believe that just a couple years ago Jake Fishman was a self-described “surf bum,” riding the waves in Costa Rica during his post-college days.
Much like a proud parent raising a child, Michael Brown loves grooming a fledgling company and then watching it succeed.
Heather Back has always been a storyteller. When she was in high school, she told stories through music. She and four friends were in a band called The Pentagons and would entertain her classmates while they gave blood during Blood Bash.
San Diego’s only nomination for a 2012 James Beard Foundation Award went to 37-year-old William Bradley, executive chef at Addison, signature restaurant of The Grand Del Mar.
San Diego’s Young Influentials 2012 is the culmination of a search for San Diego County’s newest rising stars, market leaders and entrepreneurs crafting our region and our business landscape for the better.
When I look back on how I got to where I am today, the first thing that comes to mind is the abundance of support I’ve received from others along the way.
San Diego Venture Group is seeking to feature 25 of the area’s “Coolest Companies” at its June 6 Venture Summit to hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs and trusted advisors.
When times get tough, the tough get going. That sums up the mentality of local entrepreneurs who successfully jumpstarted businesses in a down economy. They shared their tales at The Daily Transcript's Young Influentials executive roundtable April 12 sponsored by the law firm Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth PC.
May 7, 2012 -- Chris Clark, CEO of Shaper Studios and a Daily Transcript 2012 Young Influential, discusses how his business grew organically out of shaping surfboards for his family and friends.