San Diego Business Journal


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Solo Practice Can Come With Big Demands and Big Rewards

Years ago, when Dr. Melanie Palm told fellow physicians she was considering opening her own medical practice, she remembers several being “somewhat trepidatious” about the idea.

By John Cox February 9, 2017 3:12 p.m. share »
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IPAs Offer Doctors Autonomy With Right Dose of Solidarity

Dr. Marc Sedwitz misses the good ol’ days when physicians would be called to work in the middle of the night.

By John Cox February 9, 2017 3:10 p.m. share »
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Cigna Collaboration Gives Scripps Testing Ground for Own HMO

Ask an executive at Scripps Health to describe what’s special about the company’s most recent collaboration with Cigna, and you’re likely to hear the same analogy Cigna uses: It gives the San Diego integrated health system a seat at the table in insurance negotiations with employers.

By John Cox February 9, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »
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Choosing a Practice Model Is Both a Business and a Personal Decision

Perhaps the biggest impact physicians have on a region’s health care industry occurs the moment they decide how to structure their medical practice.

By John Cox February 9, 2017 3:04 p.m. share »
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LEAVES: Costs of More Inclusive Policies Add Up Fast

San Diego made a splash in June when it passed an ordinance requiring employers of any size to provide employees with five paid sick days a year, exceeding the three mandated by state law. This, coupled with several other recent changes to protected leave laws, continues to drive a wedge between policymakers and small to medium-sized businesses in a classic case of Catch 22.

By Katherine Connor February 2, 2017 3:20 p.m. share »
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Absorbing Big Change on a Small Scale

Businesses within San Diego’s hospitality industry are looking for ways to absorb the costs of the city’s increased minimum wage and sick leave benefits.

By Emmet Pierce February 2, 2017 3:15 p.m. share »
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Stylish Lobbies Can Make That First Impression A Lasting One

First impressions are important. Conventional wisdom says people establish an impression of someone after just seven seconds, but the most recent science says it’s even faster than that — a mere tenth of a second.

By Katherine Connor January 26, 2017 3:40 p.m. share »
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Credit Unions Give Tech Tools a Chance

California Coast Credit Union’s website highlights its “personalized caring attention.”

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 19, 2017 3:41 p.m. share »
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Time To Pull Chips Off The Table

Accounting firms and professionals who handle mergers and acquisitions in the San Diego region anticipate a strong year ahead for such transactions. It seems there are exit signs all around, especially the aging population of business owners, a strong local economy and the expectation of a favorable business climate with the incoming administration.

By Emmet Pierce January 12, 2017 4:22 p.m. share »

Robo-Advising Advances, But Human Role Still Part of Equation

Billions of dollars in the United States are being managed by algorithms under the auspices of digital platforms such as Wealthfront and Betterment.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 5, 2017 2:59 p.m. share »
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Wealth Management Co. Builds Up People, Portfolios and Reputation

Investing is a long-term endeavor. So is building a company.

By Sarah de Crescenzo January 5, 2017 2:54 p.m. share »
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Political Turns Could Change Economic Course

The year ahead looks almost as scary as it does hopeful for Chula Vista-based Action Drone Inc.

December 29, 2016 3:39 p.m. share »