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.

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Microloans meeting credit needs for entrepreneurs

MIAMI (AP) -- Do an Internet search for microcredit, and images of colorfully dressed women in Africa, South Asia and Central America pop up. But the international trend that began more than three decades ago in Bangladesh is increasingly finding a home in the United States.

SCORE San Diego’s free counseling program helps local small businesses

Having the right guidance when launching or growing a small business is necessary to evaluate opportunities and avoid common pitfalls.

ESET offers important reminders, education for small business data security

How much do you know about information security? How about Internet security? What about cybercrime?

Top businesses help support 'fiber of San Diego'

Today, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will partner with more than 15 of San Diego’s top businesses to recognize small business leaders.

Chamber membership return on investment proves significant for small businesses

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is a network of nearly 3,000 public and private companies, including more than 100 nonprofits. These companies include roughly 400,000 employees who earn more than $15 billion dollars annually and represent nearly 23 percent of the regional GDP.

All-in-one management tool helps small businesses grow

Nearly 90 percent of businesses in San Diego are considered small or micro businesses. This represents a unique opportunity for our region, and for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce — the voice of business for the San Diego region.

Understanding the power of SIP trunking

How can a communications protocol elevate your business? Consider the impact of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications, and its ability to lower costs and offer powerful new business applications.

Silvergate Bank grows for and with San Diego businesses

Silvergate Bank is a San Diego-based business bank that specializes in helping businesses grow through the provision of innovative, customized banking programs and products tailored specifically to each company’s needs.

Ballast Point CEO wins SBA award

In the latest sign of San Diego's craft brewers exiting their niche market and breaking into the city's mainstream, Ballast Point Brewing Company's CEO Jack White won this year’s local Small Business Administration's award for small businessman of the year.

Obama, Romney on lending to small business

The Associated Press is looking at the positions that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taken on small business issues. The AP submitted questions to both candidates' campaign staffs. Here's where they stand on lending to small companies:

Small biz owners not excited about crowdfunding

NEW YORK — Small business owners aren't excited about a new law that will allow them to raise money by soliciting investors on the Internet, according to a survey made available to The Associated Press.

Overzealous license rules can deter entrepreneurs

NEW YORK — Many people dream of opening their own business. But some would-be entrepreneurs are finding that state licensing requirements are so arduous that it would take years and thousands of dollars before they ever would be able to hang out a shingle.

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Roundtables

Small businesses find a way through hard times

Small businesses navigated through the recession on different paths — some remained stable and some thrived, while others struggled to obtain loans and land clients.

Small Business videos

Bird Rock Systems' Jim Matteo on entrepreneurship

May 15, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Jim Matteo, CEO of Bird Rock Systems, about how the company offers technology solutions to enterprise businesses and Matteo's efforts to foster entrepreneurship.

Small Business May 2012

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Small Business - 2014

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

Small Business - 2013

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

Small Business - 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.

Small Business - 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.

Small Business - 2011

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

Small Business - 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.

Small Business - 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.

Small Business - Aug 2008

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

Small Business - 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.

Small Business - 2007

The Daily Transcript joins the Small Business Administration and the San Diego Regional Chamber in celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit with the local SBA Small Business Award winners.

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