Stories for September 2004
Monday, September 27
SMALL BUSINESS HELP LINE - Question: How do I go about developing a tax strategy for my business and what are the benefits?
Kimberly Greer Is the Latest to Join Small Sorority of Managers
San Diego's financial condition may appear dire, but filing for bankruptcy protection is a drastic move that probably isn't in the cards, some finance professionals contend.
The situation involved unhappy investors , people who said they had not seen a return, or even what they perceived as acceptable follow-through, from the business they poured their hard-earned cash into.
Finance: Wall Street Boosts State's Bond Rating After Seeing Economic Recovery
COMMENTARY by James McDonald, partner and manager of the Irvine office of law firm Fisher & Phillips.
Monday, September 20
Question: How can I get everyone in our office to get along?
Workplace: Firms Express Confidence in Economic Turnaround
With about six weeks to go before the November vote, the debate on Proposition A, the county's half-cent sales tax funding transportation projects throughout the region, is heating up.
Three Law Firms With San Diego Offices Rank In American Lawyer List
PRO: Small Business Has Much to Gain With Measure's Approval
COMMENTARY by Richard Rider, a Scripps Ranch resident and chairman of the San Diego Tax Fighters.
Government: Audit, Legal Issues Bring Timing Into Question
Tourism: Restoration of Pared-Down Budget May Be Agency's Next Task
Government: Panel Member Says It's Unfair to Blame Current City Leaders
County Tops Nation in Several Areas, But There Are Limitations
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Back Woes Force Many Employees Out of Work
Monday, September 13
Darren R. Cecil teaches techniques for making sales and growing a business to salespeople, sales managers and business owners at the University of San Diego.
More Funding of ConVis Called for to Boost Next Year's Numbers
East County Residents Purchase American Cars; La Jollans Prefer Benzes, According to Marketer
COMMENTARY by Howard Fine, reporter who covers statewide business issues for the Los Angeles Business Journal.
San Diego is finding itself in the harsh glare of the national media spotlight these days with much speculation over the city's financial fortunes. Malfeasance? Politics as usual? The debate goes on.
Customer Satisfaction A Key Component For Civilian Contractors
The Performance Institute, a San Diego-based think tank, has thrown down the gauntlet to the city with 10 recommended reforms:
Local Lodging Industry Tops the Nation's Leading Destinations
VIEWPOINT by Tom Plate, a UCLA professor, former editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times, and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
VIEWPOINT by Jon Coupal, an attorney and the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association , California's largest taxpayer organization.
Transportation: Plan Is for People to Work, Play, Live in One Area
It was with great sadness that, over the long Labor Day weekend, San Diego lost one of its truly great business leaders.
Monday, September 6
Tourism: Some Applaud Hotel Chain's Stand to Take Back the Industry
Question: How do I tactfully fire a relative?
His employer has changed, but Mitch Dembin still provokes laughs when he announces whom he works for.
Tourism: Proposition J Proponents Expect to Be Outspent This Fall
An advocacy organization is looking to small businesses that serve the Department of Defense, hoping to collect the top three concerns they have about doing business with Uncle Sam.
Law: California Is Kerry's Top Contributing Region at $23 Million
Twister Networks Inc. is looking to hook up callers from Vietnam and the United States via phones that use the Internet.
OPINION - Incivility in the Workplace Isn't Just Rude, It Impacts Business Where It Hurts Most , on the Bottom Line
By scratching the oldies, Zydeco and blues to focus on bands such as AFI, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World and Social Distortion, Rob Hagey Productions Inc.'s Street Scene 2004 was not your parents' concert.
While many San Diego hotels displayed "no vacancy" signs during the Labor Day weekend, at least one property also posted one saying "for sale."
OPINION by Mark Lacter, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Ballpark Businesses Planning for Possibility of October Playoffs
Kidsville Playland 'Edutainment' Center Opens Doors in Poway
If All Goes Well, Drug May Get Approval for Other Neurological Disorders
Many Small Companies Using Virtual Offices To Improve Credibility