SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
FINANCE: Companies Turn to Consulting Firms For the Expertise Needed to Expand and Thrive
As San Diego businesses reach for international markets, roll out new product lines or get ready to be sold, the accounting management consulting firms that cater to them are experiencing healthy revenues and looking to expand.
(** Numbers indicate the company’s ranking, based on revenue, in the San Diego Business Journal’s 2005 list of the top public companies)
Public Cos. Love Us, But Some Still Leave Us
Jack in the Box Inc. began selling hamburgers at a single restaurant on El Cajon Boulevard when Harry Truman was president.
FINANCE: End Goal Often Is to Be Bought By Big Pharma
Companies go public for a variety of reasons, the most obvious of which is the need for additional capital.
These Companies Remain Stalwarts in the San Diego Economy
PRODUCTION: From Tissue to Aircraft Parts, Process Shows Promise
Katie Rast uses the word “powerful” when she talks about 3-D printing. In her eyes, the technology has all sorts of potential.
Spa Manufacturer Watkins Expands Into Aquatic Fitness, Will Leverage Its Dealer Network
With its acquisition in March of Endless Pools Inc., Vista-based Watkins Manufacturing Corp. is expanding into new markets with products that complement its hot tub business.
Aaron Hall, Borrego Solar
Before he became a 21-year-old CEO of one of the largest solar companies in San Diego, Aaron Hall had already flexed his entrepreneurial skills — starting on the playground.
GREEN: Firm Follows Its Projects From Start To Beyond the Finish
Sustainability Matters is more than a company name to founder Kristen Victor. “I just truly care about the planet and future generations,” said Victor, who started Sustainability Matters six years ago in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.
BUILDING: Mapping of Underground Infrastructure Is a Key Part of Infill Development
With most land zoned for construction already built out in San Diego County, the mapping of underground utilities is expected to ease the way for more sustainable urban infill development.
EXPANSION: Brewer Says 40% of Current Sales Are East of Mississippi
When Stone Brewing Co., one of the 10 largest craft beer makers in the U.S., hired Craig Spitz as its first CFO five years ago, the craft beer maker was generating $48 million annually in sales.
BEVERAGES: Changing Distribution Law Would Help Open the Path
A very small batch of San Diego’s craft beer brewers are making early headway in the ultra-competitive market for distilled spirits, which last year racked up $23.1 billion in U.S. sales, according to industry reports.