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Know Problems: Co. Smooths Road for Group Travel

Brian Liebman is used to advising CEOs on how to grow and build their companies. But, now, he’s ready to make boss moves himself.

Pumping The Gas

TECHNOLOGY: Qualcomm Moves on Automotive Business as Smartphone Sales Slow

Look closely enough, and you might see Qualcomm Inc. testing self-driving cars on its Sorrento Valley campus. The San Diego-based chipmaker acquired a testing permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles in 2017, and converted a vacant parking lot into a roundabout to take its technologies out for a spin.

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Tourism & Hospitality: Cannabiniers Wants Piece Of The Pie

According to The State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, released mid-2018 by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, the legal cannabis business in the United States is projected to be a $23 billion industry by 2022. And, Little Italy-headquartered Cannabiniers, a cannabis brand management company, wants a piece of the pie.

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San Diego Startup Portfolium Sold to Education Software Company

Portfolium sold to Salt Lake City-based education software company Instructure for an undisclosed amount.

Tourism & Hospitality: Angel Shave Club Hopes To Empower Women

For Iskra Tsenkova, launching a women-focused shave club wasn’t just about providing girls with inexpensive, female-centric shaving tools, but a way to use the universal platform of shaving to inspire women around the world.

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San Diego Makes Forbes’ Travel Guide’s 14 Top Destinations of 2019 List

According to the tally, revealed this week, the featured locations don’t just boast fun music festivals and a decent number of restaurant openings.

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Cellular Aquaculture Co. Seeks to ‘Grow’ Seafood

ENVIRONMENT: BlueNalu Puts A Biotech Twist on Catching Dinner

To satisfy the world’s growing appetite for seafood, one San Diego company is exploring laboratories rather than the ocean.

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With Market Intelligence, Co. Hits the Beach Running

RETAIL: Sand Cloud Changed Business Plan to Maximize Growth

In the words of famous musician Jay-Z: men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.

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Boutique CROs Find Themselves in Demand

BIOTECH: M&A in the Air at Contract Research Organizations

A crop of San Diego companies quietly play niche roles in drug development. But suitors have taken notice.

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SDBJ Insider: Book Offers Advice From a Woman Who’s Been There

Robin Toft has accomplished what she thought she would do way back when: Be an inspirational speaker. She’s penned a 147-page book which essentially sets you up with solid advice from a seasoned head hunter.

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Life Sciences: Oncology Conference Puts Ideas Into Action

The 350 attendees are proven men and women of action.

Commercial Real Estate: North County Campus Coming to Life, Billed as Model for Disabled Services

A 20-acre site in what was once farmland in the Twin Oaks Valley Region of San Marcos is being transformed into a campus for what will become a model development for providing services to the developmentally disabled.

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Perfect Snacks’ Creators Cracked a Tough Market to Succeed In

RETAIL: Each Step Made Business Sense And Was Well Executed

As kids growing up in Mission Beach, Bill Keith and Leigh Keith — and their 11 siblings — didn’t sell lemonade as a way to make money for their kiddy needs. Instead, the Keith children would band together and make their dad’s “perfect bar” to sell to their friends.

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PriceSmart Names Shery Bahrambeygui as Chief Executive Officer

Bahrambeygui has worked with PriceSmart in various capacities for 16 years including as member of the Board of Directors for the past eight years.

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Everbowl Secures $3 Million in Funding from Serruya Private Equity

According to a news release, the company will use the funding towards its 2019 expansion plan in California and possibly entering the Arizona, Nevada market along with other states in the region.

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Cosmetology Schools Help Meet The Demand for Next-Gen Stylists

After working for 30 years as a bookkeeper for her family’s sheet metal paint shop, Rosemarie Royce decided to go back to school and learn a trade she had loved since she was a small child — she enrolled in cosmetology school.

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