The U.S. Small Business Administration and the San Diego/Imperial Region of the Small Business Development Centers honor local small business owners.

  • Survey: Small business owners losing confidence

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A survey shows that small business owners are losing confidence as they see the economy struggle.

  • Small business optimism rises from a 9-month low

    Confidence among small businesses in the U.S. climbed in August for the first time in four months as more companies anticipated a pickup in hiring and sales.

  • 2012 SBDC Advocate of the Year Award

    MiraCosta Community College District Superintendent Dr. Francisco Rodriquez is a leader with a steadfast philosophy that economic development and education cannot succeed without the other.

  • San Diego, Imperial SBDC announces Cheryl Brown as ‘Regional State Star’

    The San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Network announced Cheryl Brown as the 2012 Regional State Star. Brown is a business consultant for the North San Diego SBDC.

  • Best-selling author to be keynote speaker at SBDC event

    Entrepreneur, best-selling author, nationally syndicated columnist and acclaimed business adviser Rhonda Abrams is the keynote speaker at the GrowBiz Conference and Small Business Awards Luncheon presented by the Small Business Development Centers, San Diego and Imperial Regional Network.

  • SBDC-FASTRAC partnership backs up local veteran entrepreneurs

    Veteran entrepreneurs are on the winning side of a great opportunity as the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center Regional Network (SBDC) partners with Kauffman FastTrac to bring a NewVenture program to local entrepreneurs.

  • SBDC launches new programs vital to small business growth

    After more than 20 years of service in the San Diego and Imperial region, as well as 30 years nationally, the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Network continues to deliver and expand the level resources that support the growth and success of entrepreneurship.

  • SBDC partners with Connect’s Springboard Program

    Support has come to fledgling technology companies by Connect’s vast resources, including the Springboard program that provides free assistance for life sciences, clean tech, high-tech and consumer products companies in all stages of development. Now through a new partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), these resources have expanded.

  • San Diego Gas & Electric goes gold at SBDC growbiz conference and small business awards

    A long-time supporter of the San Diego and Imperial SBDC Regional Network, SDG&E, a Sempra Energy utility, once again steps up to help local small businesses.

  • Small biz owners grow more pessimistic in July

    Small business owners' optimism sank again in July as they expected sales to weaken in the coming months, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • Wells Fargo leads in SBA loans in SD county

    Congratulations to Jack White, owner of Ballast Point Brewing Company, for being named 2012 California Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • Four reasons why small and mid-sized businesses need managed IT services

    Managed IT services is rapidly becoming one of the hottest solutions in business today because it dramatically improves an organization’s profitability, frees up internal resources and offers a unique competitive advantage.

  • Losing deals? 5 tips for getting your sales back on track

    One of the more perplexing questions small business owners ask is, “Why did I lose that deal?” or even more worrying, “Why do I keep losing deals?”

  • Going beyond the transaction

    If you are running an online business and visitors are flocking to your site, congratulations, you’ve passed a significant hurdle. But who are your customers and most importantly, what do they think of your business?

  • 7 tips for landing an SBA loan

    Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are a worthwhile financing option for small to mid-sized companies. These government-backed loans typically offer longer terms, more competitive interest rates and new maximum loan sizes of up to approximately $10 million.

  • Gary Fisher

    Wahoo International is a body board and resin manufacturing company based in Oceanside.

  • Vic Salazar

    Vic Salazar is president and CEO of Vic Salazar Communications, a full-service public relations agency founded in 2008. The company is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise by CalTrans, a Minority Business Enterprise by the California Public Utilities Commission, an Emerging Local Business Enterprise and Small Local Business Enterprise by the City of San Diego, and a certified Small Business with the state of California's Department of General Services.

  • Steven Edward Sullivan

    Steven E. Sullivan has been CEO and chairman of the board of Sullivan International Group Inc. since November 1998.

  • Rebecca Llewellyn

    Payco Specialties Inc. installs and removes signs, pavement markers and stripping for interstate highways, city streets, county roads, parking lots, colleges and universities, and airports. Clients include Caltrans, city of San Diego, San Diego County, DGS, SANDAG, San Diego Community College District, San Diego Airport Authority, as well as other municipalities and airports throughout California.

  • George Grauer

    Able Patrol and Guard (APG) provides professional, uniformed security services consisting of security officers, marked vehicle mobile patrol, alarm response, CCTV installation, maintenance and monitoring, vulnerability analysis and security surveys. It is a veteran-owned, family operated small business originally incorporated in California in 1964.

  • Christine Givant & Debra Hubers

    La Vita Compounding Pharmacy blends traditional Western medicine with holistic health, and prepares customized prescriptions unique to each individual, based on a physician’s prescription. La Vita can prepare medications in various dosages and delivery systems, such as transdermal gels, powders, creams, lozenges and more.

  • Jack R. White Jr.

    Beer is no longer considered suitable only for the backyard, coolers and tailgating. White has helped make beer tasting a tourist attraction in San Diego that is on par with wine. Two of Ballast Point’s beers — the Sculpin India Pale Ale and Dorado Double IPA — are highly sought after and have won numerous awards.

  • Microloans meeting credit needs for entrepreneurs

    Do an Internet search for microcredit, and images of colorfully dressed women in Africa, South Asia and Central America pop up. But the international trend that began more than three decades ago in Bangladesh is increasingly finding a home in the United States.

  • Aldrica Lattimore

    Accurate Engineering Construction Services Inc. is a certified woman-owned, small business firm serving commercial, utility, institutional, military and federal clients.

  • Business experts help local owners reach success

    Using today’s multitude of social media and Internet service outlets to gain, retain and track the progress of a business can be a nightmare for the beginning entrepreneur. With an all-star cast of experienced business owners and social media experts, the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Centers’ GrowBiz and Small Business Awards Luncheon is bringing this valuable information to local businesses.

  • SBA launches program to help transitioning service members, veterans become entrepreneurs

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to launch a training program for transitioning service members and veterans to help them become entrepreneurs and create jobs. Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is a national initiative that will be piloted with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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