small business

COLLEGES, CHAMBER COMBINE FOR "HOW-TO" WORKSHOP SERIES HELPING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

October 22, 2012 (El Cajon)--A series of free “How-To” workshops designed to help East County small business owners improve their employee productivity and performance is being offered by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

“We’re proud to work with the chamber to offer courses dedicated to supporting East County businesses so that they can be as productive and effective as possible,” said Cindy L. Miles, college district chancellor.

TIJUANA INNOVADORA 2012 CONFERENCE KICK OFF BEGINS

September 3, 2012 (San Diego) -- The 30-day countdown has begun for the largest innovation conference this year: Tijuana Innovadora. This event is unlike any other event in the U.S. or Mexico in the range of renowned speakers and the variety of cultural events. Nearly 700,000 people attended the last time the conference was held. San Diegans are invited to attend this celebration of innovation and culture close to home. Mayors Sanders and Bustamante are celebrating their cities' historic cooperation to promote Tijuana Innovadora. Community groups  on both sides of the border have been invited to promote the upcoming conference. 

READER'S EDITORIAL: CALIFORNIA TO BUSINESSES - 'HERE'S YOUR HAT, WHAT'S YOUR HURRY?'

By Assemblyman Brian Jones
 
 
August 10, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Have you ever sat down with friends to enjoy a meal at a restaurant, only to be handed the bill before you have even taken your first bite? Maybe the server mentioned you could pay at your convenience, but still signaled that it was “time to go?”
 
In other words: “Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?”

EAST COUNTY CASH MOB MEETS “PEDRO’S COCINA MEXICANA”

 

August 4, 2012 (Spring Valley) – The East County Cash Mob is targeting Pedro’s Cocina Mexicana, 3515 Sweetwater Springs Blvd., Spring Valley on August 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A ‘cash mob’ is a large number of people organized via social media to draw customers to support a local business during tough economic times.

MEDIA WATCHDOG GROUP WARNS OF “SMALL BUSINESS BALONEY”, SAYS MEDIA FAILED TO FACT-CHECK GOP TAX CLAIMS

 
July 14, 2012 (New York)-- Barack Obama's July 9 announcement that he would extend the Bush tax cuts for income below $250,000 prompted Republican politicians and presidential candidate Mitt Romney to claim the policy is a tax increase on small businesses."

GOOD MONEY: BUSINESS OWNERS’ SUCCESSION PLANNING—STEPS TO PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL EXIT

 

A column written for the East County Magazine
“Your guide to financial planning & socially responsible investing” 

By: Judith L. Seid, CFP ®
President, Blue Summit Wealth Management
 
For a Successful Business Exit
 
May 30, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Most business owners are too busy working IN their business that they forget to work ON their business.  It is crucial to protect the asset that you likely have spent the majority of your life building and have a disproportionate share of your wealth tied up in. And yet, studies show that somewhere between 70 – 90% of business owners have not thoughtfully planned for their inevitable business exit and even those that do plan, oftentimes wait until the 11th hour.

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


February 3, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:  
 
 

 

U.S.
 
General news 
  • Obama announces new housing refinance plan (Washington Post)
  • Facebook and Zuckerberg embark on mega-IPO(Reuters)
  • Obama offers plan to help small businesses, start-ups (Washington Post)
  • Proposed jobs bill would target outsourcing by U.S. firms (Washington Post)
  • USDA to require healthier meals in schools with updated nutrition standards (NPR)
  • Common chemical could make kids vaccines less effective (NPR)  
 
Presidential election 
  • Romney wins big in Florida, routing Gingrich (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Jailed Rep. Cunningham endorses Gingrich (Daily Beast)
 
 WORLD 
  • Villagers scramble for fuel in Europe's big chill (Reuters)
  • U.S. plans to end Afghan combat role early; Kabul surprised (BBC)
  • Child slavery and chocolate: all too easy to find (CNN)
  • Fair trade chocolate creations (CNN)
  • Al Qaeda in northern Africa an “afterthought” no more (CNN)
 
Scroll down for excerpts and links to full stories.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL HOLDS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACCESS TO CREDIT WORKSHOP

 
May 10, 2011 (Santee) --East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC), responding to clearly stated needs of the East County business community, has joined with regional banks, financial service intermediaries, and other business resource providers to hold a Small Business Access to Credit Workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Santee City Hall, 10601 North Magnolia Avenue, Santee, CA.

 

Congressman Duncan D. Hunter has been invited to welcome the attendees and set the tone for the workshop.

 

CONGRESSMAN FILNER: SBA TO HOLD SMALL BUSINESS EVENT IN SAN DIEGO

 

 

Register no later than Thursday, May 12, 2011 (information at end of article). 

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2011 (San Diego) -- Congressman Bob Filner wants to make sure all of the small businesses in San Diego and surrounding areas have the opportunity to take advantage of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Jobs Act Tour, which is making a stop in San Diego on Friday, June 3, 2011.

 

“This will give small businesses access to all of the tools and experts the SBA now offers under the Jobs Act,” said Congressman Filner.  “This event is about bringing government resources to the small businesses so they don’t have to go to several different places to find out how we can help them grow their businesses.”

 

 

JOBS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT DRAWS PRAISE FROM BUSINESS & EDUCATION LEADERS


Measure praised by National Manufacturing Association

Will also fund 16,000 education jobs in California

Bilbray casts lone local vote against bill


August 16, 2010 (Washington D.C.) – “The Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 will create jobs, help Americans compete, and strengthen manufacturing as a key driver of our economic recovery,” President Barack Obama said in a signing ceremony last week.
 

National Association of Manufacturers president and CEO John Engler praised the bill, which he said will "provide a needed boost to both large and small companies.” The measure will preserve and expand “good American jobs” and cut costs of doing business in the U.S., he added.

U.S. LABOR SECRETARY & TOP UNION OFFICER SPEAK ON JOBS, SMALL BUSINESS ISSUES & NEEDS OF WORKING FAMILIES

By Miriam Raftery
April 19, 2010 (Los Angeles) –“We have to reverse the tide and give working families a fighting chance,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said, speaking at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles this weekend.

EDITORIAL: MAIN STREET NEEDS A HAND

 

By Tracy Emblem

February 11, 2010 (San Diego) -- Government is and should be in the business of stimulating the economy to help its citizens achieve national goals like putting people back to work. When Ike Eisenhower returned from Germany after World War II, he said we need an interstate highway system to move our people and goods coast to coast like Germany’s rail system. The same could be said today about rebuilding our country’s crumbling infrastructures.

ASSEMBLY JOBS COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING IN SAN DIEGO MONDAY ON STATE EFFORTS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES

 

October 18, 2009 (San Diego) -- On Monday, October 19, members of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, including Chairperson V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella), Marty Block (D-San Diego) and Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista) will hold a hearing and press conference in San Diego. Both focus on small business development during the recession and state efforts to support small businesses during the  economic recovery.