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.

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San Diego Employers Association: San Diego's best-kept secret

Meeting business demands today means keeping up-to-date on important issues. Most recently, the swine flu or even compliance-related topics such as recent COBRA changes affect how San Diego organizations do business. How to manage these issues can be challenging, and even risky. Where do you go to get information on such a wide range of topics?

Proposal would require all to have health coverage

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are crafting a plan that would require all Americans to carry health insurance and would help families making less than $88,000 pay the premiums. Employers, too, would have to help foot the bill.

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on anti-fraud law

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the validity of a landmark anti-fraud law that served as Congress' response to the wave of corporate scandals starting with Enron.

Bill would help jobless keep health coverage

SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Californians laid off from a small business would get help paying for their health insurance under a bill sent to the governor.

Small business card lender to close all accounts

NEW YORK -- Advanta Corp. (Nasdaq: ADVNB), a credit card lender to nearly 1 million small businesses, will close all its cardholders' accounts next month in a last-ditch effort to stem losses.

'Crafty' banking solutions sustain small businesses

Paula Mello, CEO of Crafty Productions Inc., needed to find a way to fund her growing business, which designs and manufactures craft, jewelry and gift products for national retailers from Michaels to Wal-Mart. The company's celebrated design talent helped Mello to distinguish her business from other budding craft houses and land a banking partner that was poised to take the company to the next level.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Why local businesses should talk to their lender

What is the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

Why properly managing strategic initiatives is vital in tough economy

Business executives are battling time and the economy, necessitating that every company has a strategic plan. Many of the recessionary-induced changes may be permanent, forcing executives to employ strategic management techniques to revise their organizations for success in a new economy.

Bluwater Crossing eliminates commute, increases quality of life

Trading hours of commuting for a brisk walk down a staircase. Swapping the boardroom for beach sand. Converging a career with comfort. To some, this sounds like doing the impossible. To the developers of Bluwater Crossing, it's just business as usual.

Small Business Contractors of the Year

Faith Bautista

Profiles of SBA award winners

Small Business Person of the Year

Awards luncheon honors small businesses, owners

On May 27, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and ESET to celebrate the accomplishments of small and micro businesses at the 2009 Small Business Awards Luncheon & Business Exchange.

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Profiles

Appraiser helps small businesses through good times and bad

A weakening lending environment prompted Jeff Ellis to move his career another step forward.

Innovative Commercial Environments' designs complement surroundings

Innovative Commercial Environments does more than just design furniture.

Government Videos

Chamber CEO Jerry Sanders on new strategy

Aug. 28, 2014 -- George Chamberlin discusses the details of the San Diego Regional Chamber's new strategic plan and updated brand with chamber President and CEO Jerry Sanders.

National News

Proposal would require all to have health coverage

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are crafting a plan that would require all Americans to carry health insurance and would help families making less than $88,000 pay the premiums. Employers, too, would have to help foot the bill.

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on anti-fraud law

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the validity of a landmark anti-fraud law that served as Congress' response to the wave of corporate scandals starting with Enron.

Bill would help jobless keep health coverage

SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Californians laid off from a small business would get help paying for their health insurance under a bill sent to the governor.

Small business card lender to close all accounts

NEW YORK -- Advanta Corp. (Nasdaq: ADVNB), a credit card lender to nearly 1 million small businesses, will close all its cardholders' accounts next month in a last-ditch effort to stem losses.

Postal increase forces businesses to cut more

NEW YORK -- Small businesses already working to hold costs down during the recession have another expense to contend with: higher postal rates.

Archived Reports

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 - 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.

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 - 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.

Government Videos

Soaring Dimensions - San Diego is Building Again. Get Involved!

Soaring Dimensions 2014, now and all year long on San Diego Source. The special August 28 print publication features articles, profiles and videos on some of San Diego's most recognized companies involved in making San Diego soar once more. Construction, architecture, engineering, tenant improvement companies, plus law firms and government, all working to create a vibrant economy and positive local impact.

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