TRAINING: Qualcomm, Scripps Use Right Tool At Right Time
E-learning now characterizes as much as 50 percent of staff training at Scripps Health and Qualcomm Inc., both on Forbes’ 2012 list of the “100 Best Companies To Work For.”
HUMAN RESOURCES: Specialties Are Sought; Cautious Firms Use Temps
The 24 companies on the San Diego Business Journal’s Permanent Placement list are inclusive of the various levels of services that are available to businesses looking for a staff addition.
SPORTS BIZ: It’s a Fight For Survival in Action Sports, Especially for Small Firms
Action sports was once the territory of small, independent manufacturers.
RETAIL: Costco Can Slash Margins; Smaller Retailers Offer Service
If action sports retailer Jurgen Schulz isn’t fighting deep discounters to make a sale on the Internet, not to mention big box stores like Costco Wholesale Corp., he’s fighting Mother Nature.
The San Diego Minority Supplier Development Council is opening a 12,500-square-foot facility providing office space for small, minority-owned and women-owned companies. It is scheduled to open May 3 at 10679 Westview Parkway.
ENTERPRISE: Firms Grow 2.8 Percent in 2011 And Support 3,200 Jobs
If one of the goals for women who choose to start their own business is to live to see the day when there is a woman-owned business across all sectors of our economy, then that day is here.
REAL ESTATE: Residents Find Both Community And Retail Convenience
The combination of lack of land and local planners’ focus on creating housing closer to jobs is driving the development of more mixed-use, residential projects, say local building industry sources.
Rick Hoffman is president and chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s San Diego County and Temecula Valley region.
REAL ESTATE: Lack Of Inventory Favors Sellers; Credit Still Tight
A couple of recent housing reports provide optimism about the state of San Diego’s market, and suggest that the bottom has been reached.
Projects, developments and other activity in cities in and around San Diego County
FINANCE: IPO Activity, Good Stock Market Can Spur More VC Investments
The partners at JMI Equity were smiling when ServiceNow Inc. filed documents recently for a planned initial public offering.
Stephen Flaim has a doctorate in human physiology and pharmacology.