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Holidays start in August for some small businesses

NEW YORK — Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the country are still wearing shorts and tank tops.

Hacking a big danger for small businesses

NEW YORK -- It's not just big businesses such as JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.

Small businesses helping workers buy health plans

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small business owner decided he couldn't afford coverage that complies with the health care overhaul.

Peters proposes cutting tax filings

Rep. Scott Peters on Tuesday introduced a bill designed to cut red tape for small businesses by letting them file tax returns just once a year instead of every quarter, as currently required.

Local businesses bullish about revenue growth

After a brief dip in July, the mood among San Diego business leaders rebounded last month, fueled by growing optimism about revenues at small and mid-sized businesses, according to a monthly business forecast released Friday by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Five things small businesses need to know this fall

NEW YORK (AP) -- What do small-business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list.

Capital One banker upbeat on small business

NEW YORK -- Based on what she's seeing among the bank's more than 3 million small-business customers, Capital One's Keri Gohman is upbeat.

Women small-business owners struggle to get loans

NEW YORK -- Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

'Shark Tank' investor Betty Corcoran's advice: Do as you please

NEW YORK -- Barbara Corcoran expects entrepreneurs to listen to what she says, and then do what they want -- even when they're using her money to build their companies.

North San Diego SBDC holding 'Meet the Buyers'

The “Meet the Buyers Tour” that has become a regular event of the North San Diego Small Business Development Center is scheduled to stop in Carlsbad Aug. 15 at the Carlsbad City Library.

Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers

NEW YORK -- The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.

Women business owners face gender gap, report says

NEW YORK (AP) -- Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.

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Roundtables

2014 set to be turnaround year for small biz lending

The consensus among small-business lenders of varying size, scope and sector was unanimous at a recent executive roundtable at The Daily Transcript: 2014 will be a bounce-back year, and in a big way.

Business cyberthreats require continuous security updates

The cloud has defeated the "blue screen of death," but companies are constantly taxed with updating security software and finding new ways to combat cyberthreats.

Succeeding in tough economy requires focus on client, technology, business plan

The national economy still might be struggling, but for some small businesses in San Diego, things are looking up.

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.

Profiles

Local bookseller maintains family legacy at La Jolla bookstore

Despite a brutal market for booksellers, Warwick’s, the oldest family-owned and operated bookstore in the nation, still draws customers to La Jolla.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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