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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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.

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Roundtables

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 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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