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From Pricing to Personal Attention, Small Firms Find Ways to Compete With National CompaniesIn the San Diego region, locally based accounting firms face challenges from international and national companies that are seeking to increase their presence here.

By Emmet Pierce July 28, 2016 3:10 p.m.   $$ Share
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Jamul’s Hollywood Casino Says Summer Opening in the Cards

GAMING: The Facility Defeated Challenge to Its Environmental Review

It looks as though East County will soon be home to the county’s ninth Indian gaming casino.

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Bottom-Line Drive

SPORT: Sportsplex Gives Santee a Tourist Attraction That Can Compete for a Slice of Tourism Revenue

Santee isn’t a destination city or a locale that’s on most tourists’ radars; however, one local sports facility is bringing teams of out-of-towners to the area.

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Going Places

VEHICLES: Fox Finds Opportunity at Every Turn As It Builds Better Systems for Vehicles of All Types

Your mountain bike, the Ford Raptor truck, a side-by-side off-road vehicle, and the Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle all have one thing in common: the Fox company.

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Time Change

Tower Paddle Boards’ Clock Management Looks to Win the Day With Its 25-Hour Workweek

Stephan Aarstol has no problem with capitalism.

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WORKING THE ROOM | Frugal, Friendly & Smart

Office Décor Can Deliver a Message About Your Company While Staying Below Budget

The most popular room in LoanHero’s new 14th-floor office in downtown San Diego is furnished with leather high-back chairs, wooden wall sconces and a vintage hobnail milk-glass desk lamp.

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WORKING THE ROOM | What Is Cost-Effective?

Landlords Must Deliver Amenities Without Going Overboard

It’s not easy to assess ROI when it comes to office amenities.

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Short on Future Advice

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.

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The X Factor in Wealth Transfer

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.

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Debt Reset

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.

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Getting The Right Doze

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.

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Passing The Tests

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.