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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.

Small-business owners learn recession lessons

NEW YORK -- For some small-business owners, the Great Recession turned out to be a lesson in how to run their companies better.

SD second in SBA 504 loans

San Diego checked in with the second largest volume of commercial Small Business Administration 504 loans at $40 million through May of this year.

Chamber names 2014 Small Business Award winners

Eight local businesses received the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Business Award. Presented annually, the awards honor local small and micro businesses for their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth throughout the region.

Worker choices still limited in Obamacare small-business plans

Small-business workers getting health insurance through Obamacare were supposed to be able to choose their own plans. Instead, in more than half of states using the U.S.-run version of the program, employers will pick.

Most small businesses still skip websites

NEW YORK — It's cheap. It's easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don't have a website.

Small business on the go? Smartphones make it easy

NEW YORK -- Avi Shenkar runs his four hair salons from the palm of his hand.

Women starting small businesses at torrid pace

NEW YORK — If you go to work for a newer business, there's a good chance you'll be working for a woman.

SCORE San Diego Offers executive leadership forums

Have you ever read about “mastermind groups” and wanted to join one, but didn’t know where to start? The concept of mastermind groups was formally introduced in Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich.”

Wells Fargo survey: Small business optimism continues to slowly improve

Small business optimism continues to improve, and business owners are feeling more positive about the year ahead, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index.

SCORE San Diego fulfills small business owners' need for peer mentoring

SCORE San Diego's Business Enhancement Forums provide a venue for entrepreneurs and business owners to both receive and provide peer advice on common issues many small business owners face.

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Workers' comp check-up

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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 - 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 - 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.

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