Business Guides and Articles

Whether you’re just in the beginning stages of starting your own business, or you’re a seasoned entrepreneur with multiple businesses in your portfolio, we have various guides and articles to help you run and improve your company. We have guides to help businesses in all stages, on topics such as:

  • Obtaining the necessary business licenses and permits
  • Managing your own accounting
  • Defining your target market
  • The importance of business planning
  • Getting ready to sell your business
  • Finding and pitching to investors
  • Best practices for applying for a small business loan
  • How to hire the right employees

We add new guides and articles regularly and are also open to industry professionals and business owners contributing to our online library. If you would like to contribute an article please email [email protected].

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Do Your Employees Deserve a Raise?

When is the right time to give someone a raise or promotion? What if they ask you for one before you think they're ready? Here are some tips to navigate this situation.
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SD startup events you don’t want to miss in 2020

Mark these dates in your calendar—these are the best business events in San Diego to attend in 2020! From small networking events to huge seminars, we've narrowed down our top ten.
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5 New Year’s business resolutions for 2020

The beginning of the year is a great time to take a step back and revise your business plan, set some goals, and adjust how you're currently running your business. Here are our top New Year's resolutions to make for your business in 2020.
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Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups

Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into…
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Planning for a website in three steps with Monica Moon

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5 Hubs You Need To Know in San Diego’s Startup and Tech Scene

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Where San Diego Lands on the Four Rules for Startup Communities

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Unconventional Wisdom

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