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Themes --- Preparation Key Ingredient for Managing Themed Event

One of the best ways to increase the success of your next catered event is to have a theme. Problem is, most clients don't know the ins and outs of getting the most from a caterer for a "themed" event.

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Small Business Help Line - What to Know Before Expanding Your Business

Question: I've owned and operated a retail store for the last three years, and so far I've gotten the annual sales volume to $250,000. My loan of $20,000 has been paid down to $10,000, and the bank is willing to increase my credit. I want to expand, but w

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Democrats Sing the Blues When They See the Red

Liberals seem to revel in public items that cause embarrassment to conservatives. Liberals like language in music that is specifically designed to shock the more prudish public, they support the shocking wearing of clothing in public, and they love to twe

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Executive Profile: Kirk Jackson

July 1 marks San Diego mechanical contractor Jackson & Blanc's 75th anniversary. "I still have the original handwritten ledger from July 1, 1931," said Kirk Jackson, company president.

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Customers, Prospects or TWIRPs: There's an Important Distinction

Question: Our inbound telemarketing salespeople have long conversations with potential customers. They provide a lot of information, which the prospects who call seem willing to hear. But these efforts rarely turn into sales. What's happening?

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Small Business Help Line

Question: Our inbound telemarketing salespeople have long conversations with potential customers. They provide a lot of information, which the prospects who call seem willing to hear. But these efforts rarely turn into sales. What's happening?

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Man Behind Otay Ranch Built First San Diego Project in 1973

LEADERSHIP: Prolific Homebuilder Al Baldwin Named a Chula Vista Community Champion

A long-time friend of Al Baldwin described the developer as “a man’s man” and “an all-around guy.”

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Beef is King at Cohn's New Downtown Venue: The Gaslamp Strip Club

What's On the Menu by Jack White

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Publisher's Notebook Care for your people to build sales

The majority of businesses today are wondering how to improve their sales, revenue or market share.

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Raising Cane’s to Spice Up Competition

A fast-rising national player in the game of fast-food chicken, Louisiana-based Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, is about to make its first local arrival in the city of Santee.

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Small Business Spotlight: What's Here!, Inc.

Patience may be a virtue to some, but for Jamie Sutton, being impatient has been the key to success.

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Approved for Takeoff

What a difference two summers can make in the life of a young biotechnology company. Once-struggling Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. has gained FDA approval for its first product.

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Executive Profile: John Hawkins

John Hawkins, president and owner of Cloud 9 Shuttle, Inc.

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Cynthia Trudell a Woman Who Means Business

On Oct. 6, more than 1,000 San Diegans poured into the Town and Country Convention Center's ballroom to celebrate the San Diego Business Journal's sixth annual Women Who Mean Business Awards program.

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Brokers and Buyers Feel the Pain of Health Insurance Commission Cuts

Asense of loyalty obliges Mission Valley insurance broker Michael Dysart to continue serving his longtime clients in the individual health benefits market. But he won’t take on new customers.

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Facebook Legal Wrangle Has Local Connection

If you’ve seen “The Social Network,” Hollywood’s take on how Facebook got launched, you know all about the 30-year-old Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler.

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Pets a Prominent Part of Pecking Order at Feed Store

RETAIL: Search for a Third Location Hindered by Zoning

The independent feed store isn’t what it used to be. Sure, there were tubs of fuzzy, peeping chicks earlier this spring in the entryway of Hawthorne Country Store in downtown Escondido. There are fully grown fowl elsewhere on the property. Feed accounts for 65 percent of the store’s volume.

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Crack Shack Implements Growth Strategy During Pandemic

RESTAURANTS: $21M Co. Banking on Brand Equity in Southwest Market

The fried chicken market has been arguably one of the top trending food segments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jack’s Leader Faces Old, New Challenges With Decision Not to Sell

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Lenny Comma, CEO of San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc., isn’t one for gossip. He won’t talk extensively about the NFA, or the National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association, which has called for the replacement of Comma multiple times in the last few months following a vote of “no confidence."

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Entrepreneur Profile , Jeffrey Isaac

Jeffrey Isaac decided to stop practicing law twice and he believes that if he hadn't involved radio and television with his practice, he would have left a third time. Now, the 59-year-old runs a unique law practice under the name Lawyer in Blue Jeans Grou