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

  • Vets try their hand at entrepreneurship

    Greg Call, like many business owners, is having a tough time attracting investors. Unlike many business owners, however, he's in an even more challenging position because he's a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

  • Torrey Pines Bank: Just getting started

    A little more than 10 years ago, we were given the opportunity to launch a new bank that would provide the business owners and professionals of San Diego something unique -- a local business bank that offered higher levels of service and financial capacity with access to decision-makers. We assembled a team of seasoned banking professionals and on May 23, 2003, we opened Torrey Pines Bank.

  • The city of Temecula: One of California’s top-rated cities to open a business in

    Over the past two decades, the city of Temecula has evolved into an innovative, dynamic city and a regional economic center for Southwest Riverside County, all while retaining its small-town feeling and character.

  • SCORE San Diego offers Spanish-speaking mentors

    Since 1966, SCORE San Diego’s mentors have assisted small-business owners by offering reliable and relevant advice. Continuing that legacy, the organization offers bilingual mentors to support new and existing small business owners in the Hispanic community.

  • Zahn Center incubates tech startups at SDSU

    As summer approaches, it’s job hunting time for college students and San Diego State University senior Gregg Anderson wants to make it easier for his fellow students to showcase their abilities, going beyond the typical one-page resume.

  • Thinking about starting a business?

    Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business.

  • Retiring boomers driving sales of small businesses

    NEW YORK — Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small-business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in the improving economy to expand their own businesses through acquisitions.

  • Breweries become big moneymaker for San Diego

    Brew pubs and brewers are rapidly emerging as a key growth industry for San Diego County, generating nearly $300 million in direct economic impact, employing more than 1,600 workers and indirectly supporting 1,100 other jobs, according to a recent report released by National University’s Institute for Policy Research.

  • Startup founders spill fundraising secrets

    When Darrius Thompson went to raise Series A funding for his startup, he made sure to go with the investor who put him on the spot.

  • Senate committee head looks out for small business

    NEW YORK -- When a witness at a Senate hearing in March on small business accused state and local governments of not doing enough to prepare for disasters, he got a sharp retort from the committee chair.

Profiles

  • Hiring by Design

    For 15 years, San Diego-based talent assessment specialist, Tricia Neves, president of Hiring by Design, has been helping companies nationwide to identify the best talent fit for the job.

  • ELE Collective

    John Pani spent a lot of time in corporate hotel rooms during his 10 years as a vice president of development for JMI Realty, a private investment firm heavily involved in the revitalization of downtown San Diego's Ballpark District.

  • Buy from Veteran Owned

    Scott Whitlock may be on his way out of Camp Pendleton, but like any proud Marine, he's not about to leave his comrades behind.

Roundtables

  • Small businesses find regulatory environment challenging

    A strict regulatory environment, along with a still-recovering economy, has created a difficult business climate for small companies, according to a group of local executives who spoke recently at a Daily Transcript roundtable.

Archived Reports

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2015

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

Celebrating Small Business Month - 2014

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

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.