SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
FINANCE: Credit Unions Say Easing Loan Regulations Will Help Small Businesses
After the credit union industry’s regulator in June proposed rolling back some of its rules for business lending, bankers wrote hundreds of letters warning that loosening the restrictions could imperil the economy.
FINANCE: While 7A Loans Flourish, 504 Loans Struggle With Bureaucracy
The SBA reached its $18.75 billion guarantee cap in July, prompted a weeklong shutdown of the program as Congress scrambled to pass a $5 billion extension with two months left in the government’s fiscal year.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forecast fell in July to its lowest point in a year, though the Chamber said the decline from June was statistically insignificant.
MEDICAL: Vetting Of Services Provides Key Information, Safety
South Doctors Inc, a downtown startup focused on medical tourism, is vetting the legitimacy of health care treatments sought across the border.
LEADERSHIP: Entrepreneur Keeps an Eye Out for Opportunity and Helps Others Discover the Business World
Al Darnell Jr. is a serial entrepreneur. In the past decade, he’s started a half-dozen companies, including a cleaning service, a mortgage brokerage and a network of 25-cent gumball machines.
WORKPLACE: Millennials Seek Office Buzz But Also Private Areas
Dan Khabie got exactly what he was looking for when he moved his digital marketing firm from the Gaslamp into 18,000 square feet of space in East Village’s DiamondView Tower in 2011.
PROPERTY: Walls Are No Longer the Limit as Developers Add Outdoor Workspaces and Amenities to the Office Mix
In the past two decades, San Diego County shoppers have been visiting malls converted into open-air “lifestyle centers” designed to take advantage of the region’s year-round friendly climate. Lately they’ve also been furnishing their homes’ patios and backyard decks with a growing array of furniture and appliances designed to bring their indoor living rooms to the outdoors.
RESEARCH: As CEO, She’ll Look to Unify Efforts To Support Senior Population
If you’re looking to find a charismatic executive with a New York City tongue, Vermont’s dairy country probably wouldn’t be your starting point.
MEDICINE: Health Care Systems Are Creating VC Arms Often to Invest in Promising Innovations for Providing Care
Hospital systems dealing with high-tech glitches and chaotic workflow brought on by health care reform are launching venture capital funds to fuel the solutions they need.
LEGAL: Crowded Courts, Jury Risks and Big Costs Are Bypassed
With budget cuts straining the state judicial system, judges frequently steer disputes between businesses toward mediation in attempts to find resolutions outside the courtroom.
LEGAL: In California, It’s Let the Business Beware as Labor Law Landscape Gets More Tricky to Navigate
California’s new paid sick leave law is being welcomed by labor interests, but attorneys say it is likely to add fuel to the trend of employees suing businesses over wage and hour issues.
The city of Carlsbad has emerged as San Diego County’s hot hub for big sales of existing office properties so far in 2015.