SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
LENDING: Company Looks to Expand into Midmarket Segment
When banks retreated from making small business loans during the depths of the Great Recession, Dave Gilbert saw a huge opportunity.
Four Years Into Impact of Reforms, Local Bankers Expect More Consolidation
Get ready for more bank mergers in San Diego County and elsewhere as new regulations and low interest rates put a squeeze on profits.
Gary West was born in Council Bluffs and grew up in Harlan, Iowa, where his parents owned a bowling alley.
rwin Mark Jacobs rose from a job as an electrical engineering professor at the then-new University of California campus in San Diego to play a leading role in creating not one, but two San Diego technology companies: Linkabit and Qualcomm Inc.
Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer is an heiress to the agribusiness Cargill Inc.
Location, location, location-based apps are all the rage, if this week’s email is any indication. Two items really stood out, one from a large business, another from a startup. Let me start with the big one.
TECH: Private Equity Investors Often Use Company’s Expertise
It’s a common situation: investors see potential in some sort of information-technology business, but the investors’ backgrounds are heavy on finance, light on tech.
EDUCATION: UCSD Taps a Top Talent to Form Its Design Lab
Don Norman — electrical engineer, psychologist and design guru for Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and other businesses — has been coaxed out of retirement to start the University of California, San Diego design lab.
WEALTH: Linden and Neal Blue Quietly Steer GA And Other Business Pursuits
Their Predator aircraft flies high enough to avoid detection, but J. Neal Blue and Linden S. Blue seem to prefer the opposite approach. The low-key industrialists fly under the radar.
SECURITY: Even Small Companies Must Protect Information, Client Data
Local carriers say one of the biggest trends in property and casualty insurance is an increase in the purchase of cyber liability coverage.
Employers Finding Alternatives to Traditional Employee Benefits
Unable to offer traditional retirement and health benefits following the recent recession, many small businesses in San Diego County are finding alternative ways to maintain the loyalty of employees.