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The Franchise Maker Guides Businesses on the Big Decision

CONSULTING: Both Businesses and Owners Must Possess Proper TraitsFranchise businesses make up a sizable portion of the country’s economy. They employ more than 9 million workers across nearly 800,000 establishments.

By Michael Lipkin April 28, 2016 1:12 p.m.   $$ Share

Bridgepoint Education Reports Q1 Results

Bridgepoint Education, a local provider of postsecondary education services, reported May 3 its results for the first quarter of 2016, ending on March 31, with revenue down from $142.5 million in 2015 to $133 million in 2016.

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Wisconsin-Based Wonderist Agency Expands Into San Diego

Wisconsin-based Wonderist Agency recently announced the opening of its new office in Point Loma.

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New Wage Law May Have Some Workers Clocking Back In

LABOR: Wage Hikes Will Raise Threshold For Salaried Staff

Think California’s just-enacted minimum-wage increase only applies to low-paid hourly workers? Think again.

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Boost of New Energy Fuels Nutrition Co.

SUPPLEMENTS: Reset Includes CEO, New Products

As the co-founders of San Diego startup RuckPack Inc. will tell you, it’s not always smooth sailing after 15 minutes of fame.

Students from San Diego, Tijuana Compete for $100K in Seed Money

Student entrepreneurs from the University of San Diego and universities in Tijuana will compete for $100,000 cash at a “Shark Tank-like” competition Thursday.

Sempra Energy Selling Two Subsidiaries in South

Sempra Energy on Tuesday said it was selling two utility subsidiaries in Alabama and Mississippi in a deal worth $400 million to The Laclede Group Inc., the holding company for a St. Louis-based utility.

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TownePlace Suites Hotel in Vista Sold for $15 Million

An affiliate of Anaheim-based Marwaha Group Inc. has acquired the 94-room TownePlace Suites hotel in Vista for $15 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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Daily Dose

Adult Day Health Centers Among New Models for Aging Care

Every day in the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers reach age 65, about twice the rate of the prevous generation. By 2030, 18 percent of Americans will be at least 65, according to Pew Research Center projections.

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Aging Well

Senior Housing Developments Include Wine Bars and Salons

A 309-unit senior community set to break ground later this year in Carlsbad is among the latest examples of developers adding resortlike amenities to attract the baby boomer generation into its next phase of housing.

Fish & Richardson Stands Above Crowd in IP Applications

Fish & Richardson has been ranked among the top 10 firms in the country with the greatest year-over-year increase in the number of patent applications filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), based on research conducted by Juristat.

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Founder of Jackson Design and Remodeling Launches Home Expressions

Todd Jackson, founder and chief executive officer of Jackson Design and Remodeling, launched a new business venture, Home Expressions.

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Annex Brands Inc. Acquires Pak Mail Centers of America

San Diego-headquartered shipping services provider Annex Brands Inc. has acquired Colorado-based Pak Mail Centers of America Inc.

Uber Launching Carpooling Service in San Diego

San Francisco-headquartered Uber Technologies Inc. plans an April 25 launch in San Diego of its UberPool ride-hailing service, allowing customers heading to the same destination to share rides at a discounted price.

Pima Medical Institute Plans New Location in San Marcos

Healthcare education provider Pima Medical Institute has signed a long-term lease for a space at the North City mixed-use development in San Marcos, the project’s developer announced.

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Walker Named General Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Hilton Worldwide has named Tracy Walker as area general manager for the San Diego region, with duties that include direct oversight of the 1,190-room Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.