By: Jamie Hampton, CEO of Mixte Communications
The story of Mixte’s beginning involves me on a bike at an intersection having an existential crisis about cars on roads versus bikes on roads.
There’s more to Mixte’s beginning, a darker side that I don’t acknowledge often, but in today’s world of #metoo and women’s marches, I find new meaning in the deeper story. Continue reading “Going Against the Grain”
By: Natalie Gill, Owner of Native Poppy
In my line of work, vision boards are everything.
One quick search for “floral design” on Pinterest returns millions of inspiration boards, for everything from magical weddings to gorgeous editorial shoots to stunning interior design.
So, it’s probably unsurprising to learn that as a mid-20s, floral-obsessed creative, I too had a Pinterest vision board. I called it my “mood board,” as in, “I’m really in the mood to leave my current soul-sucking HR desk job and be a boss lady already.”
Continue reading “A Vision Board is Not a Business Plan”
By Beth Gutierrez, Owner, Joy Culture Events
I’m a crier. Always have been. I’m a serious empathizer, easily moved. So, it should not have surprised me in the least that the March for Our Lives was a rollercoaster of emotions considering the matter at hand. And yet.
Continue reading “We Marched for Our Lives – What Now?”
Wondering what we’ve been working on during the last month? Follow each committee’s efforts to move its issues and priorities forward in San Diego:
Continue reading “February Policy Updates”
His real life began after he broke his childhood promise:
Growing up in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, in Mexico, Juan Pablo Sanchez’s parents always instilled in him the following: “Your education is the one thing no one and nothing can ever take from you — so always invest in it.” He took his parent’s advice to heart and entered college immediately following high school and excelled in two majors –political science and economics. Though he didn’t know at the time, but that course of study would be the catalyst at the center of Juan Pablo’s professional life for many years to come.
Continue reading “Who is Juan Pablo Sanchez, Anyway?”
It’s no secret that we shamelessly believe all our members are the best at their craft. Call that sort of bias an occupational hazard if you want. But when our immigration committee wanted to refresh a poster campaign that lets businesses send a simple message loud and clear – We Welcome You – we turned to the team at Four Fin Creative for help, guidance and inspiration. We are not only thrilled at the result and the sheer brilliance of every concept they presented, but also proud to showcase the people with the skill and talent: Jen Derks, Jess Winet and Kendall Lord!
Continue reading “Making #WeWelcomeYou happen: Meet Four Fin Creative”
• Summit to highlight how immigrant businesses create jobs and bring revenue to the city
• Business for Good executive director to lead economic opportunity session
• Small businesses invited to help craft San Diego’s strategic immigrant integration plan
Continue reading “San Diego’s Immigrant-Powered Economy on Display at February 2 Summit”
The mood was instantly productive when a group of Business For Good members sat down with new California Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins on January 19. It helps when these small business owners have been part of the Senator’s in-district life for a few years now: her 2017 small business of the year winner Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant; The Rose Wine Bar; Diamond & Branch; and The Moore Firm have all regularly crossed paths with Sen. Atkins in the community for a while now.
Continue reading “About single payer healthcare”
Welcome back, and happy 2018. We wasted no time digging into our policy work. Please let us know how you’d like to join the momentum developing the small business voice in San Diego. Continue reading “January Policy Updates”
After a life-altering illness, U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Stepheni Norton, had to drastically change the way she ate. She asked her doctor if she could ‘garden a little’ in order to have a good supply of fresh vegetables, because at that time, fresh food was hard to come by in National City. Continue reading “Can someone with no agricultural experience really run a successful farm?”