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Small businesses in limbo again on tax breaks

NEW YORK -- Small businesses are in limbo as they wait for Congress to make decisions that could save them a lot of money.

Bank loans to small businesses on the rise

NEW YORK (AP) -- The email from the bank was unexpected. Laura Benson got an increase in her small-business credit line.

Businesses give big 'like' to Pinterest, Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) -- Small businesses are using social media to promote their businesses and lure shoppers this holiday season -- and they're not just on Facebook. Or Twitter.

Black Friday sales slip as Small Business Saturday sales rise

Despite sales hours that reached into the heart of Thanksgiving, shopping at the major retail chains during Black Friday was nearly 3 percent lower than in 2012 -- the first year-to-year drop since the depths of the Great Recession in 2009.

State opens insurance exchange for small business

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California has opened an online insurance exchange for small business, with questions looming about how many employers will sign up and whether rates could climb.

Small businesses pop up for the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) _ Here today, gone in weeks -- pop-up shops and temporary stores are back for the holiday season.

Sales of small businesses now picking up

Sales of small businesses are finally making big gains.

Community law event to focus on small business

The Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego and the Housing Opportunities Collaborative will present a free legal seminar on small business basics Tuesday, Oct. 22 in National City.

Small-Business Optimism in U.S. Declines to Three-Month Low

Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Confidence among U.S. small businesses fell in September to the lowest level in three months as more companies grew pessimistic about the economic outlook.

Small business owners can network at Meet the Buyers Tour this Friday

Small business owners can network with government agencies and get tips on obtaining contracts at the Meet the Buyers Tour on Oct. 4 at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center.

Business owners still struggling after budget cuts

NEW YORK (AP) -- LaJuanna Russell has lost a third of her revenue and about half of her staff to federal budget cuts.

Small-Business Optimism in U.S. Was Little Changed in August

Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Confidence among U.S. small businesses stagnated in August as weaker sales damped earnings even as companies projected demand would improve and encourage the addition of more workers.

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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.

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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

Mintz Levin's Marty Lorenzo on small biz lending

Feb. 20, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Marty Lorenzo, an attorney with Mintz Levin, discuss the small business lending environment in San Diego and the efforts to help veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.

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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 - 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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