SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
Industry Projects Significant Shortage of Financial Planners
As more financial planners enter their 60s, wealth management firms and universities are looking for ways to bring younger people into the profession.
Children of Baby Boomers Bring Different Attitudes, Making Retention Difficult for Many Financial Planners
As 30- and 40-somethings begin inheriting their parents’ wealth, financial planners are looking for ways to attract their investment dollars.
The SBA 504 Refinance Program Gives Businesses Chance to Increase Cash Flow By Cutting Interest Rates on Loans
Greg Strangman was in a bind when the loan he took out to open The Pearl Hotel on Point Loma came due in 2012.
BIOTECH: Device Maker Tackles Sleep Issues, Sees Consumer Market Possibilities in Wearables
In some jobs — think soldiers on the battlefield or surgeons performing lengthy operations — it’s hard to get a full night’s rest. Now there may be another option.
Calbiotech Meets the Challenges of Moving and of Moving Up in the Life Science World
It’s a good sign when a company has to move into a larger space. Calbiotech Inc., which manufactures life science products, outgrew 11,000 square feet in Spring Valley and recently traded up to 22,000 square feet in El Cajon. It also recently hired six employees, giving it a headcount of 45.
Architectural Style Often Takes Back Seat to Practical And Price Considerations, Creating Buildings That Blend in Rather Than Stand Out
Increased focus on volume, cost and function over style and appeal has led to a less regionalized architectural style in San Diego and other cities.
Life Sciences’ Need for Space Spurs Developers to Pursue Spec Projects
The high demand for biotech office space in San Diego is boosting the confidence of traditionally cautious landlords. Rather than waiting to build a project until a tenant is lined up, life science construction companies are building sprawling campuses based on speculation alone.
MEDICINE: Ransomware Attacks Target Hospitals, Holding Critical Patient Data Hostage
T here’s a new threat bearing down on hospitals. Hackers are infiltrating systems, locking patient data in virtual vaults, and demanding money in exchange for the key.
Court Rulings on IP May Threaten Future of Genomics Research
Life sciences companies in San Diego and around the nation are working to cope with legal decisions that restrict how they can secure patents for discoveries that involve the laws of nature.
WD-40 Counters The Counterfeiters Around the Globe
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s a headache for WD-40 Co.
Taylor Guitars Among Premium Manufacturers Battling Trademark Violations
Musicians buy high-end guitars for their craftsmanship and superior performance, but overseas counterfeiters are deceiving some consumers with cheaply made copies.
FINANCE: Some Say The Process Limits Company Focus
Quarterly earnings results grab the attention of nearly everyone in the financial world — investors, analysts, competitors, even reporters. They’re a brief glimpse into the inner workings of major corporations, with earnings per share even a few cents higher or lower than expected leading to serious stock spikes.