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A social workplace develops and expands the definition of work, including networking

“A social workplace develops and expands the definition of work, including networking” Jerome Chang, Blankspace’s founder Since 2008, Blankspaces has been cultivating the shared workspace scene in Los Angeles. The brand has several locations, with two in L.A and one in Santa Monica, each offering freelancers and entrepreneurs shared office space, which can be rented […]

By on August 11, 2015


Surprise: Recessions don’t spark business startups

More than half of 2009’s Fortune 500 companies launched in bear markets…When the dust has cleared, this recession will have spurred more new businesses than past downturns because the percentage of those who are unemployed will remain persistently high.

By on January 11, 2014


What Is The Mark Of An Innovative Entrepreneur?

Innovation is the driving force behind the success of any startup. However, because innovation means to break away from the pack, rebel against the status quo and follow the path that diverges to the road less traveled, does the idea of innovation fly in the face of management rules? In other words, is it possible […]

By on September 12, 2013


Crashing from the High Can Suck

As artists, whenever we do something that’s in alignment with our purpose, with our dream, we get a high. Whenever I get lost in a project, whether it’s alone or collaborating with others, I feel so damn good. Time flies, the mind is quick and alert, the body feels light and flexible, and my Spirit […]

By on September 12, 2013


Rethinking the Idea of Networking

By MentorNight Crew Running a successful startup without a doubt requires thinking outside of the box. As time moves forward, technology changes, public opinion changes, and ideas change. As such, an entrepreneur constantly needs to keep an ear and an eye out for new ideas, and re-think old ones. One idea in particular that needs […]

By on February 21, 2013


As Aaron Sees It…™ Pivot or KO: “Pivoting Your Startup”

By Aaron Abram “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place. I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t […]

By on January 17, 2013


Watching Movies Is Good for You

By David O’Grady A few years ago I traded in a 15-year career in journalism and public relations for the opportunity to work toward a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA. Part of my current occupation includes teaching undergraduates how to watch film and other visual media through the lenses of history, theory, […]

By on December 11, 2012


Make a Ruckus

By Brian Tippy “I’m not signing that thing,” said an angel investor when I inquired about a non-disclosure during our first meeting. “My job is to listen to pitches. I’ve heard hundreds. The chance of an idea overlap is inevitable.” In other words, a startup idea without execution is worth less than the cocktail napkin […]

By on September 11, 2012


2 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Social Media Consultant

By Jesse Bouman The social media industry has been maturing over the past few years. Brands are really starting to accept it as a marketing medium and social media marketers are becoming more savvy and creative when it comes to connecting with audiences. There are much fewer charlatans running around, calling themselves “Gurus” and dispensing […]

By on August 3, 2012


StartUp Financially Healthy

By Sarah Stockdale Accounting sucks. OK, that was a bold statement. Let me rephrase: accounting is a source of pain for most small business owners. So, like most people, they take that pain and ignore it because it stresses them out. They shove it in a shoebox somewhere in their office and hope it goes […]

By on July 13, 2012