Greater San Diego Business Association
We’ve all been there. You’re uninspired, unmotivated, irritated and spending your free time surfing the web for apartments in Paris or tree houses in the jungle. You’re not alone. If you feel stuck and bored then here are some things that can help you move forward.
1. Take responsibility for where you are. This can be very difficult, but at the end of the day, we are responsible for our happiness and success. Think about what you’re currently tolerating.…Continue
Added by GSDBA on April 17, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Added by GSDBA on April 16, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments
I have built a business from zero. I had nothing when I started: no website, no money, no certainty. Businesses are built through relationships. Any basic sales or business development class will tell you that. If they don’t – get a refund. What everyone fails to explain is how to build a relationship from the ground up. How do you make meaningful connections with people at networking events, tradeshows, or social…Continue
Added by GSDBA on March 25, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Changes in Facebook as of late 2012 have meant serious changes for brand managers. If your company has a Facebook page, you need to read this break down of how to get your messages heard, and gain visibility online.…Continue
Added by Melanie Peters on March 11, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Union Bank’s National Small Business Economic Survey Finds Entrepreneurs
Remain Cautious Amid Increased Optimism
More businesses plan to increase hiring and capital expenditures
Among industries, professional services most optimistic about overall economy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 28, 2013 – While most small business owners plan to play it safe and control costs after a year of increased layoffs, they also report an…Continue
Added by GSDBA on March 12, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments
article courtesy of the PFLAGSD January 2013 NewsletterContinue
Added by GSDBA on January 29, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments
The Small Business Majority has released its 2013 updated guide that provides a summary of incentives to encourage clean energy and energy efficiency practices to save small businesses money. The Federal guide is for use in California and highlights, if applicable, utility and non-profit energy programs available to small business owners to encourage them to embrace clean energy sources and to take steps to become more energy efficient.
Small business owners know they need…Continue
Added by Tom Luhnow on January 11, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments
I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear cases on the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8. Let’s assume DOMA is ruled unconstitutional and Prop. 8 is overturned. That would mean same-sex couples could legally marry in California and qualify for the 1,100 federal benefits currently received by opposite-sex married couples.
The financial benefits for same-sex married couples are far-reaching. The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision will…Continue
Added by Steve Doster, CFP® on December 28, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments
Fabulous news for domestic partners
where one partner is need of placement in a nursing home!
California apparently has become the first state to take the Obama administration up on its offer to extend Medicaid…Continue
Added by Vincent M Casiano on December 24, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments
The American public has a huge lack of knowledge about investments. The reasons for this are numerous. The education system doesn’t teach kids about personal finance. People generally aren’t interested in investing. Plus the rules of the game are purposely made complicated to act as a barrier to learning. The less the public knows about investments, the more money can be made off of…Continue
Added by Steve Doster, CFP® on December 12, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Collection agencies contacted 30 million people for unpaid medical bills in 2010, according to a survey by The Commonwealth Fund. It’s estimated that about one-third of those collections were the result of billing errors. You’d think that someone’s credit score wouldn’t be damaged by a billing error that wasn’t their fault. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Read more...
Added by Steve Doster, CFP® on November 21, 2012 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Gay marriage laws to generate spending
The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Maine —
A national think tank says new gay marriage laws in Maine, Maryland and Washington will generate at least $166 million in wedding spending in the next three years.
The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law estimates that nearly 18,000 same-sex couples in the three states will exchange vows in the…Continue
Added by Tom Luhnow on November 14, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments
Ann marie Houghtailing has presented several workshops and created webinars for the benefit of our members. Now she has posted a blog that I think is quite insightful and helpful to business people. I always learn something new from her! And I don't say this because she refers to me in this blog, but I am flattered by her generous comments. Take a look for yourself:…Continue
Added by Tom Luhnow on November 13, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments
It’s that time of year when your employer rolls out their 15% increase to your health insurance payment. That’s a bad joke, but most likely a true statement. It’s also the time to review all of your employee benefits and sign up for the options that you need. Here are my tips and things to consider when choosing your benefits this year. Read more...
Added by Steve Doster, CFP® on October 31, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments
In 2008 Congress passed a bill proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. The House of Representatives considered statistics that over 120,000,000 Americans do not have up-to-date estate plans, and 2/3 of Americans over the age 65 believe they lack the knowledge necessary to adequately plan for retirement. By passing this bill, they are encouraging estate planning and financial literacy to bring awareness to Americans.
Estate planning is a…Continue
Added by Christine Ellingsen on October 17, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Retirees live on a fixed income, so it is extremely important to get the biggest bang for those bucks. One way to do that is to confirm that you have the best Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Retirees can boost their spendable income by reducing their Medicare costs with the right drug plan that matches the medicines they take.
Now is the perfect time to check your Medicare Part D coverage. You can switch plans during the Annual Open Enrollment Period, which is from Oct. 15…Continue
Added by Steve Doster, CFP® on October 17, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments
The following is a recent report by John Arensmeyer of the Small Business Majority that might make your life easier:
"Earlier this month Small Business Majority made its first annual trek to DC with our…Continue
Added by Tom Luhnow on September 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The stock market had a nice increase over the first three months of the year. But then it went down for April and May, now back up again for June. Maybe it’s due to the Greek debt problem, or Spain’s bank bailout, or slow U.S. job growth. It’s enough to make you go crazy. But should it?
Heck no! None of us have control over these things. Yet we focus on them and create stress for ourselves. It’s a distraction from focusing on what we can control in our financial lives.…Continue
The title of the Union-Tribune front page story in their Sunday Business section on 7/22/12 grabbed our attention because we have worked hard over the past year to create a trustworthy place for the LGBT community to use for all their needs, like finding welcoming hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and other services. We did this both for visitors coming to San Diego and for our own community. Locals like to be able to tell their friends that there is one good site they can trust when they plan…Continue
Added by Tom Luhnow on July 23, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Since 1994, Luers & Dyer CPAs, LLP, a full service CPA firm, has been providing accounting, tax and management consulting services designed to help our clients build their business. Due to continued growth, we are seeking a dedicated, career oriented CPA/tax professional to join our San Diego office.
The position requires extensive individual and business tax preparation experience and a passion for helping businesses excel. The qualified candidate will have the ability…
Added by Rebecca Luers on June 9, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments