Chic Black Book - San Diego

Hey there! We get asked for recommendations daily from small business owners that are looking for services. We are always happy to share what we know about who we know...and here you have it! Introducing the Chic Black Book. It is a directory of organizations that we have vetted and feel comfortable recommending specifically for the San Diego, CA region

 


6 Degrees San Diego
Six Degrees Logo

Website: www.sd6degrees.com
Email: :info@sd6degrees.com
Phone: 619-255-4079


Accountants

Polito Eppich LogoAt Polito Eppich Associates LLP, our mission is to provide high quality forward planning services, giving you and your business clear, actionable information to help you achieve your goals. We offer all the compliance, audit, tax and other accounting services you expect and a level of strategic planning you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. We provide services that extend far beyond the balance sheet, giving you the insight you need to ensure every decision furthers your ultimate objective. Call and speak to one of our CPAs to see how we can help you reach your goals.

 

Website: www.politoeppich.com
Email: imd@politoeppich.com
Phone: 760-599-9900

Lavine Lofgren Morris Engelberg LogoIs your accounting firm the perfect fit?
At Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg, LLP we don’t believe that one size fits all. We offer personal and customized tax, accounting and audit services for individuals and businesses, we serve clients of all sizes and industries, we are one of the largest, local independent accounting firms in San Diego. We want to be a part of your team of professionals. Call us today to schedule an appointment so we can determine how we can help service your accounting needs.

 

Website: www.llme.com
Email: glaserj@llme.com
Phone: 858-455-1200 x351


Bookkeepers

BooXkeeping LogoBooXkeeping is the local cutting-edge bookkeeping company that continuously keeps your books in shape by providing exceptional professional bookkeeping services to small and medium size businesses. Our goal is to get your financial records to the point when you know exactly what is going on with your company at any given moment without investing extra time or effort. Our mission is to make the whole process of financial data entry, billing, bookkeeping, and reporting as simple and efficient as possible, while keeping you in the driver seat at all times.

 

Website: www.booxkeeping.com
Email: info@booxkeeping.com
Phone: 858-483-BOOX (2669)


Branding & Design Service Providers

Mering Carson LogoMore Thoughtful By Design.
With Emcee Design, you get the best of both worlds — access to the strategic and creative expertise of MeringCarson, a fully-integrated modern ad agency and the Branding and Retail champions of Emcee Design, cultivating a true design firm. The seamless collaboration with The Brand Integration Group — MeringCarson's multi-disciplinary leadership team, which includes Consumer and Digital Strategists, Brand Managers, Creative Directors and Connections Planners, adds insight and inspiration — fueling a more thoughtful design process. The unique benefit for clients is enhanced brand equity and impact through design.  Just ask Emcee Ed. More than our mascot, Ed represents our exuberant attitude and unyielding desire to amplify design.

Website: meringcarson.com/mc/ or www.facebook.com/EmceeDesign
Email: info@DesignEmcee.com
Phone: 760-635-2100


Business Coaches

Launch Your Life LogoAs the owner of Launch Your Life, Sara Clark-Williams coaches clients to develop their own energizing vision of success, address the habits and mindsets that hold them back, and create a plan of action in order to achieve business and life goals. Sara’s life and business coaching practice focuses specifically on female entrepreneurs (fempreneurs). As a fempreneur herself, Sara understands the myriad of difficulties and pressures that self-employed women face, including giving themselves permission to be successful, overcoming doubts and balancing business success with maintaining a rich and fulfilling personal life. Sara recently published the Launch Your Life Workbook and Audio Coaching Companion Package, a DIY guide to goal setting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Website: www.lylcoach.com
Email: sara@lylcoach.com
Phone: 760-650-6354

Move The Fire LogoMove the Fire is a forward-thinking training and development company. Through our coaching, workshops and instructional programs, the Move the Fire system empowers you to accomplish your goals, maximize your results and ignite your full potential to achieve all that you desire in both your personal and professional life.

 

 

Website: www.movethefire.com
Email: mike@movethefire.com
Phone: 858-955-FIRE (3473)

Kristi Daniels LogoKristi Daniels is a transformational coach and brand strategist helping individuals and business owners find their voice, declare their mission and share their message with the world. Are you struggling with your brand identity and how to best describe what you do? Are you constantly re-editing your message or hiding from your audience in fear of getting it wrong? It’s time to bust through the blocks! Get crystal clear on who you are and the value you deliver with messages and marketing strategies that work and engage your audiences. Kristi will help you revolutionize your mindset and provide a strategic framework to share your message consistently, clearly and authentically. Let your true essence shine!

Website: www.KristiDaniels.com
Email: Kristi@thrive9to5.com
Phone: 619-272-0735


Co-Working Spaces

Co-Merge LogoCo-Merge is the smart workplace solution for those seeking new connections, space that inspires, and the flexibility to use only what you need, when you need it. Our alternative workplace offers a creative edge for professionals interested in premier San Diego office space. The design of the workspace is open and contemporary to facilitate interaction and a spirit of collaboration. Whether scheduling a downtown meeting, an event for 50 people, desks for a multi-person team, video conferencing or just a quick drop-in between meetings, you’ll find everything you need to support your business at Co-Merge Workplace.

 

Website: www.co-merge.com
Email: info@co-merge.com
Phone: 619-255-9040

Hera Hub LogoHera Hub – Workspace for Women, a spa-inspired, shared workspace for female entrepreneurs. This flexible work and meeting space provides a productive work environment for women who primarily work from home. Hera Hub members have access to professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. Cost-effective monthly membership options are suited for freelancers, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and authors. The first location launched in Sorrento Valley late 2011, with two additional locations, one in Mission Valley & the other opening in Carlsbad (early 2013). Beginning in 2013 Hera Hub will expand in other major cities across the country via a franchise model.

Website: www.HeraHub.com
Email: info@HeraHub.com
Phone: 619-889-7852

Real Office Centers LogoWith years of experience in the serviced office sector, we pride ourselves in knowing how people want to feel when they walk through our doors. We know that the office environment our members project to their clients is a direct reflection of who they are. At Real Office Centers our main objective is to create a unique, socially conscious space that will complement our members ideals and aesthetics, and ensure positive and professional solutions to their daily business needs. Adding to that the convenience of ample and accessible free parking, ROC can ensure both our members and their clients an enjoyable and productive business experience. Experience a full range of comfort, greetings and refreshments for clients included in your use of our part time offices.

Website: www.realofficecenters.com
Email: info@realofficecenters.com
Phone: 949-629-2500


Erase Poverty

Website: www.erasepoverty.org
Email: connect@erasepoverty.org
Phone: 619-333-0942


Financial Advisors

Lee Skillman LogoWith over 15 years of industry knowledge, Lee works closely with you to protect and build your financial security. Her practice is devoted to streamlining strategies and transforming lives. Her mission is to facilitate a fun, easy and profitable life for women of all generations! She is always ready to listen and find out what matters most to you and those you care about. As a trusted advisor and leading provider of financial products and services, Lee will help you adapt to a rapidly changing economic climate so you can make informed decisions. Whatever your financial goals, she continually seeks out new opportunities to help you achieve continued success. Lee will help you to: establish objectives, set strategy, implement solutions and review progress.

Website: fa.ml.com/lee.skillman
Email: lee.skillman@ml.com
Phone: 858-456-3661

Five Rings Finantial LogoFive Rings Financial is a financial services company that specializes in educating and empowering their clients. As a National Vice President, Mara Hoover works specifically with women business owners and business executives to plan and reach their financial goals. Preparing for your financial future is one of the most important steps you can take in life. From tax-advantaged strategies to lifetime income solutions, Mara can help you create and enjoy the retirement of your dreams. Join Mara at a Wine, Women & Wealth networking event and enjoy a relaxed environment, great wine, intriguing discussion, and high quality networking with like minded women. Wine, Women & Wealth is a complimentary event; please contact Mara if you would like to attend.

Website: www.fiveringsfinancial.com
Email: mara@fiveringsfinancial.com
Phone: 760-815-4267


Geek Girl Camp

Website: www.geekgirlcamp.com
Email: leslie@geekgirlcamp.com
Phone: 866-933-3218


Graphic Designers

All 4 Design LogoAll 4 Design is a full service creative design studio providing logo and brand development, marketing collateral and advertising for print, web and email. Design is my passion, I love to “color outside the lines” and evolve your ideas into visual solutions! Unify your brand within all your collateral to build a recognizable identity and define the personality of your company (or product) that demands attention and represents you. Visually communicate your message through creativity, showcase your unique value and effectively grab your target market. Our goal is to exceed your needs from concept to completion, whether you’re a small start up or an established company. It’s about more than inspiring design, it’s about building client relationships and meeting deadlines, while always organized and positive!

Website: www.all-4-design.com
Email: april@all-4-design.com
Phone: 619-985-5933

Michael Elgo LogoMichael Elgo Creative is an advertising agency that specializes in visual solutions. As a complete marketing campaign service, we can successfully create and execute your brand messaging. Our service-oriented capabilities include advertising campaigns, graphic design, photography, video production, brand development, web development, social media marketing, and content generation. We make your brand stand out! NEW CLIENT OFFER: FREE development of (1) Facebook Cover Photo for your business ($175 value)! We will create a professional and unique Timeline cover photo that complies with Facebook’s guidelines and matches your brand message.

Website: www.michaelelgo.com
Email: michael@michaelelgo.com
Phone: 858-367-0609

Bestway Tax LogoMel Shaw, CEO/CMO of ZLife Media, and her team can take your brand to the next level digitally. With over 10 years of sales and marketing experience and 5+ years as a business owner herself, she will understand your goals and empathize with the challenges of business ownership that you face day to day. Through social media marketing, e-newsletter campaigns, online advertising, blogging, professionally written content, website optimization consultation and strategic alliances within her professional network she will passionately lead her team in ensuring your brand is a recognized one in cyberspace and your community!

 

Website: www.zlifemedia.com
Email: Support@ZLifeMedia.com
Phone: 858-880-7473


Insurance Representatives

The Phoenix Insurance LogoThe Phoenix Insurance is the highest rated insurance agency in Texas. As an independent agency, we work with many insurance carriers to ensure that we can provide you the insurance you need for your business at the best price. No one insurance company can provide insurance for every type of risk, and your time is too valuable to spend it shopping for insurance. With many years of experience helping everything from small start-up companies to large franchisees protect themselves, we have the experience you need on your side - whether you are opening your first business or your tenth location, The Phoenix Insurance should be the first phone call you make. Insurance is complicated; let us make it easy for you.

Website: www.thephoenixinsurance.com
Email: justin@thephoenixinsurance.com
Phone: 214-253-0570

Greene Financial LogoGreene Financial is a full service insurance agency located in San Diego, CA. We are an independent agency and represent most regional and national insurance carriers and offer a wide range of business and personal insurance products. We have strategic partnerships with local and regional investment advisory firms, commercial insurance agencies, mortgage lenders, bankers, CPA's, estate and corporate attorneys to ensure your overall planning is being taken care of in a comprehensive and efficient manner.

 

 

Website: www.greene-financial.com
Email: matt@greene-financial.com
Phone: 619-255-4410

Health Insurance Advocates of California LogoHealth Insurance Advocates of California is a full service insurance brokerage that works for the client and can offer every carrier in the market. To us it is not just a “sale”, but a commitment to helping you navigate through the healthcare system and keeping you in the loop with changes that affect your family and business over the long haul. We understand that finding the right plan can be overwhelming. We specialize in finding our clients the right health insurance that fits their needs. Furthermore, we are happy to assist with upgrades, downgrades or otherwise changes to your coverage. Let us help you make this process easy

Website: healthinsuranceadvocatesofcalifornia.com
Email: jeana@healthinsuranceadvocatesofcalifornia.com
Phone: 858-699-0286


Legal Firms

Schiffer Law LogoOur firm was created to help companies with their day-today legal requirements. We provide our clients with not only legal advice, but hands-on business acumen as well. Donald Schiffer works with companies of all sizes on organizational issues, contracts, licenses, board of directors activities, product distribution and on-line information. As a niche firm we focus our efforts on established companies needing assistance in all types of business transactions, mergers, acquisitions or growth in new markets, start-up companies looking for organization structure and/or capital as well as a variety of real estate transactions. We have experience assisting clients through previous economic downturns which enable current investor clients to take advantage of the current market.

Website: www.schifferlaw.com
Email: djs@schifferlaw.com
Phone: 619-699-4860

The Moore Firm LogoThe Moore Firm provides comprehensive legal services throughout the life cycle of a business, including: formation, employment, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation and drafting, and litigation. Whether you are just beginning to establish a business, expanding, or ending an existing business, we solve your business problems. We are passionate about serving entrepreneurs and allowing you to establish your new venture on solid footing. We work with you to find the smartest solutions for your business, so you can focus on operating your business. With a case record and experience you can trust, The Moore Firm is an excellent partner in your future success. Call us today for a complimentary initial consultation.

Website: www.themoorefirm.net
Email: clients@themoorefirm.net
Phone: 858-750-1909

The Panakos Law Center LogoProviding San Diego Entrepreneurs the Legal Solutions Needed to Succeed. The Panakos Law Center was founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We understand that aspiring new business owners and transitioning small businesses require more than just legal advice. Panakos Law has provided legal services for businesses, non-profits, and aspiring entrepreneurs doing business in California for over 30 years. We take a unique approach to providing the legal support our clients require through a comprehensive means where solutions, not billable hours, are effectively reached. Both our experienced business attorneys and support staff have owned, operated, and sold numerous business ventures and have on-hands experience working within the private equity industry. Call or visit us online to request a free consultation!

Website: www.PanakosLaw.com
Email: Solutions@PanakosLaw.com
Phone: 619-800-0LAW (0529)


Legal Services

Rabago Law LogoRábago Law works with you to make dealing with the IRS as painless as possible: We represent small businesses and individuals before the IRS and help find solutions for your tax problems. We prepare income tax returns for small businesses and individuals. Rábago Law works with small businesses to help them start and grow efficiently: Our Start-Up Consulting Plan was developed for entrepreneurs who are ready to bring their ideas to life. Our Additional Legal Services are designed to help your small business with its other tax and legal needs at affordable rates. At Rábago Law, our mission is to provide innovative solutions and superior customer service to taxpayers, small businesses, and start-ups at affordable prices.

Website: www.rabagolaw.com
Email: annemarie@rabagolaw.com
Phone: 866-606-4190

Jessica Hardacre LogoEmployees can be your company’s biggest asset, but they can also become your company’s biggest liability. Whether your business has begun to grow and is now hiring its first employees, you have been in business for several years but your company’s policies and procedures have become outdated and non-compliant, or you are suddenly in need of legal options for dealing with difficult employees - Jessica will work to educate your company’s management about the legal rights and responsibilities of maintaining a staff in compliance with ever-evolving state and federal labor laws. By attending group workshops or scheduling one-on-one meetings, Jessica will help your company better understand and manage it’s workplace risks.

Website: www.jessicahardacre.com
Email: jessica@jessicahardacre.com
Phone: 619-300-6663

The Kellam Group LogoThe Kellam Group helps entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses succeed by providing assistance with paralegal services, contract administration, executive administration, business consulting, start-up expertise and entrepreneurial strategies. We also provide personal assistance services for corporate executives. Our expertise is derived from 25 years of industry experience in business law, criminal and family law, commercial and residential real estate law, intellectual property, e-commerce, telecommunications, manufacturing, software solutions, semiconductors and architectural professionals. The services provided include, but are not limited to; preparation, review and negotiation of agreements, correspondence and amendments; regulatory compliance, contract administration, business development and customer relationship management; plus brand management, sales and revenue forecasting, business planning and sales strategy development. We are highly regarded for our leadership, resourcefulness, work ethic, organization and integrity.

Website: www.thekellamgroup.com
Email: cdk@kastner.com
Phone: 619-733-3434


Life Coaches

You are Whole LogoSure, you’re a strong woman, but do you ever wonder if you’re really strong enough to handle it all? Do you ever worry your life won’t be as fulfilling as you KNOW it can be? Do you struggle with finding balance in your life, maybe even to the point that it has affected your relationships? Jordanna Eyre, owner of YouAreWhole.com, is a life coach who works with busy fempreneurs in successfully and creatively finding balance, transforming beliefs, honing feminine leadership skills, and achieving the ultimate goal of guiding you in determining what sustained fulfillment looks like for YOU! The best way to grow your dreams is to invest in your amazing self first, so contact Jordanna today for your free session and consultation!

Website: www.youarewhole.com
Email: jordanna@youarewhole.com
Phone: 619-548-7289


Marketing Professionals

BRANDgfx LogoBRANDgfx (“Brand Graphics”) is a virtual design and marketing team with expertise in the various products and services you need to successfully brand, market, and grow your business. Our mission is to generate new business and cultivate existing customer relationships for our clients. Working virtually allows us to pull together the best team specifically tailored to each individual client’s needs, which also allows us to keep our overhead down and pass on tremendous savings to you. You get Madison Avenue talent with niche expertise, streamlined account service, customized project development, and best of all — a successful return on your marketing investment!

Website: www.BRANDgfx.com
Email: info@BRANDgfx.com
Phone: 619-787-3623

Louzada Copy LogoLouzada Copy is a Brazilian-American company helping businesses take a multilingual approach to their digital marketing strategy. Specializing in providing copy in English and Brazilian Portuguese, we help you build an on-line presence with original and unique content. Great copy speaks directly to your target audience in a way that’s meaningful and inspires them to take action. At Louzada Copy, we develop insightful marketing content that reflects your style and voice to grow your business. The decision to work with an expert will save you time, money, and give you additional resources. Allowing you to do what you do best, run your business. Any business person knows the driving force behind marketing and advertising is copy. Contact us today for a free quote and evaluation.

Website: www.louzadacopy.com
Email: daniela@louzadacopy.com
Phone: 760-525-8453

Start Ranking Now Logo“Achieving high impact success online is not a matter of luck. It’s a strategic formula of leveraging time, money, and resources. I teach people how.” – Nicole Munoz
Nicole is the founder of the international online marketing firm, Start Ranking Now, Inc. Through her business ventures, keynote speeches, and trainings, Nicole specializes in helping medium to large size business owners create and implement online marketing strategies that get results. Times have changed, the economy has changed, and the algorithm has changed. It’s likely your approach to marketing needs a change. Transform your approach to social media, publicity, internet marketing, networking, and more with Start Ranking Now. Start your change now!

Website: www.startrankingnow.com
Email: info@startrankingnow.com
Phone: 760-494-7883


Payroll Service Providers

Ceridian Payroll LogoCeridian helps organizations save time and money, increase employee engagement and productivity. Our offering includes payroll, benefits, tax services, compliance, human resources including Dayforce Human Capital Management and Employee Assistance Programs. Ceridian Powerpay for small business makes payday easier for everyone. Ceridian has helped organizations of all sizes effectively manage their payroll for more than 80 years and has a solution that will meet your needs. With Ceridian Powerpay, you can securely enter, preview and submit your payroll data using leading technology with convenient, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery. Powerpay ensures accurate government remittances, delivery of employee pay statements, and/or direct deposits.

Website: www.ceridian.com
Email: onesource@ceridian.com
Phone: 1-800-729-7655


Photographers & Videographers

Sammy B Photography LogoSammyB is a fashion, wedding and evernts photographer residing in Orange County serving all of Southern California. Starting at the young age of 15, she fell in love with the camera and knew this was something she wanted to do. Her unique style and aesthetic makes her different from just your average photographer. By combining sleek posing and style she creates a memorable set of images of your big day! From weddings to headshots, SammyB delivers unique one-of-a-kind photos that perfectly show off your brand or personality. Book with her through Chic CEO’s Chic Black Book and receive 25% off your booking plus a free canvased print!

Website: www.sammybphotography.com
Email: sammy@sammybphotography.com
Phone: 619-952-5747

Long Board Productions LogoLong Board Productions strives to provide the highest quality professional videos with high production value, while working within your budget. Our emphasis on technical perfection combined with our customer-first values ensures that our clients will receive top of the line, high definition products. Long Board Productions is comprised of talented professionals, whose experience spans across all aspects of filmmaking. We specialize in producing high quality products with a tasteful and professional cinematic design.

 

Website: www.lbpvideo.com
Email: info@lbpvideo.com
Phone: 805-878-2615 (Chris)

Mark Ross Photography LogoHeadshots San Diego / Mark Ross Photography specializes in executive portraits and business headshots either in our photography studio or on location at your office. Various resolutions of your final image will be provided for use on websites, social media, press releases, business cards, advertising, and tradeshow graphics. A graduate from the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography, Mark is known as a professional, a good listener, a quick worker, as well as being competitively priced. We are happy to offer a one time $25 discount for a standard studio headshot to Chic CEO members.

 

Website: www.ross-photo.com
Email: mark@ross-photo.com
Phone: 858-549-4960


Printing Professionals

Meeker Ink LogoMeeker Ink is a full service Design, Printing and Promotional Products distributor. We can do everything from the design of your business cards to printing them and so much more. Already have a design and just need it printed? We can do that! Meeker Ink is always at least 10% off the suggested retail
price...always! Excited about marketing your business with give-aways? brochures, business cards, pens, apparel, magnets, calendars, etc. Meeker Ink can help you find the perfect product to fit your needs at great prices. We have many options to choose from. Let Meeker Ink do all the hunting and price comparisons for
you, saving you time and money!

Website: www.MeekerInk.com
Email: info@meekerink.com
Phone: 877-876-7743

Minuteman Press LogoWhen it comes to business communications services, we can do it all. With a complete range of products and services at your disposal, we can help you get your message out to customers, employees and vendors alike. Using the latest printing and document management technology, we handle your projects from start to finish. Our energetic and experienced staff is dedicated to delivering what you need, when you need it. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact one of our representatives today.

 

 

Website: sdsv.minutemanpress.com
Email: loisj@minutemanpress.com?
Phone: 858-455-6408


The Pulse SD

Website: www.thepulsesd.com/


Website Developers & Designers

IMG LogoHere at Interactive Media Group (IMG) we are experts in website development, website marketing and social media marketing for small to medium size businesses. Our process starts with a complimentary analysis of your current website presence, social media presence and mobile website presence. From this analysis IMG will put together a “Done For You” plan to eliminate the majority of the headaches and time constraints that are associated with developing a website solution, marketing solution or mobile website solution. Some of our development services include: Wordpress; Mobile Websites; Custom Facebook Pages; Branded You Tube Channels and Google Places page optimization. Some of our marketing services include: SEO / SEM ; Social Media Marketing; Mobile Marketing and Reputation Management. Start your complimentary analysis today!

Website: www.theimgweb.com
Email: i@theimgweb.com
Phone: 619-520-5042

Rockin Graphix LogoRock’n Graphix. The name says it all! With our dynamic team of creative rockstars, wild imaginations, outside the box thinking and a taste for achievement, we truly are the best in the industry. If that’s not enough, our list of services and products span for miles! We accommodate all jobs, large or small. As our operations may seem less than orthodox, we at Rock’n Graphix make a day at the office fun, energetic, and laid back, while still maintaining professionalism and efficiency. That’s how our brainstorming and accomplishments are done! We guarantee a unique lasting impression on every project we tackle and rock your competitors with stunning eye popping creative graphics!!!

Website: www.rockngraphix.com
Email: info@rockngraphix.com
Phone: 619-456-0028

Six 5 Design LogoHello my name is Zack and I run Six 5 Web Design as a freelance web designer/developer. I reside in San Diego so I am always available locally, but can take on any sized project in any area. I am always fully dedicated to your project and take pride in my work because I know it’s going in my portfolio. I offer fully custom websites backed by WordPress, that way when I hand the site over, you will be able to add and edit content on your own with ease. Other services offered are: Photoshop to WordPress conversions (all custom code), theme customization, and more. Please take a look at my portfolio for work examples.

 

Website: www.six5webdesign.com
Email: zack@six5webdesign.com
Phone: 858-848-7495


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