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Mission Valley business briefs

Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Briefs, Business, Featured, Lifestyle, News | No Comments

Springboard graduates The 2016 graduates of CONNECT’s Springboard program include two Mission Valley-based businesses — H2Bid and One Earth Recycling. CONNECT is an innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. Springboard is a mentorship program for innovators and entrepreneurs that helps them develop compelling […]

Women leave home offices to work in shared Mission Valley space

Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Business, Features, Lifestyle, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By Catherine Spearnak

After eight years of working from her San Diego home, Felena Hanson was tired of it.

“Sure, you can work in your pajamas, but sometimes you want to get out of your pajamas and get outside,” said Hanson, who ran her marketing strategy firm, Perspective Marketing, from her home office. “Sometimes it’s easier to throw in a load of laundry or walk the dog than focus on what you really need to do.”

An e-waste recycling businesses grows in Grantville

Posted: December 12th, 2014 | Business, Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

Jeremy Ogul | Editor
Facing increasingly fierce competition in the market for electronic waste recycling, Louise Batchelor knew she had to take steps to set her company apart.

She started offering to pick up old electronic items for free. She now pays by the pound for certain items. She targets her marketing to small and medium businesses. And there is almost no e-waste item she will not accept.