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Six Networking Myths & Mistakes
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6 Networking Myths & Mistakes

Posted  June 1, 2017  by  Davis Blaine

An exclusive excerpt from the new book Naked Without A Network! During my many years of learning about networking and fostering relationships, I have probably heard every networking myth (i.e., excuse for not putting forth the effort to network). Let me dispel at least some of them. One More Contact “I have enough contacts. I […]

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The Path To Partner, Yi Sun Kim
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The Path To Partner

Posted  June 1, 2017  by  Jerri Hemsworth

How Yi Sun Kim, the newest partner at Greenberg & Bass, parlayed a bad economy, hard work and philanthropy into a burgeoning practice and a happy life. When you have a conversation with Yi Sun Kim, you quickly get the idea of what she is truly passionate about: her family, her pro-bono work, helping people, […]

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Taking Millennials Mainstream
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Taking Millennials Mainstream

Posted  May 31, 2017  by  Brian Hemsworth

What one marketing professional and part-time university professor has learned about millennials may surprise you! They are not who mainstream media thinks they are! They are lazy. They are loners. They are narcissistic. That’s the millennial stereotype. Always on their smartphones, probably Snapchat or Instagram, or the social media du jour. But is it true? […]

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Drew Grey of SRG
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Grey Matters

Posted  May 31, 2017  by  Brian Hemsworth

One of Southern California’s leading financial advisor/CFO/CPA’s speaks out on current trends. Don’t call Drew Grey an accountant. He hates that. It’s not that he isn’t a CPA (he is), or that he is ashamed of it (he’s not). Quite the contrary, Grey is proud of his financial service background. But being a certified public […]

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Losing Your Concentration
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Losing Your Concentration

Posted  May 18, 2017  by  Juan Ros

Using philanthropy to diversify and generate income is easier than you think. Do you own too much of a good thing? One of the keys to successful long-term investing is diversification—owning enough of different kinds of investments so that your entire portfolio doesn’t move in the same direction (up or down) at the same time. […]

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Is Now The Time To Sell Your Business
Business

Is Now The Time To Sell Your Business?

Posted  May 12, 2017  by  Matt Coletta

The economy is improving and business is up, but is now the time to sell? You might be surprised! Knowing that you want to sell is easy. You decide that. Knowing when to sell, well now that’s a bit tougher. Will the market go up, or down? Is your business packaged properly for sale? Can […]

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We’ve Added Video!

So, if you missed our last post, SoCalProfessional is now actively updating the website and our social media with video! Our goal is to shoot video of each contributor talking about key issues from their most recent submission....
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Six Networking Myths & Mistakes

6 Networking Myths & Mistakes

An exclusive excerpt from the new book Naked Without A Network! During my many years of learning about networking and fostering relationships, I have probably heard every networking myth (i.e., excuse for not putting forth the ...
by Davis Blaine
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Rating Today’s Business Buyers: Family Members

Once the decision to sell has been made, a business owner should be aware of the number of possible business buyers. Just as small business itself has become more sophisticated, the people interested in buying them have also be...
by Matt Coletta
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Buying A Franchisor

The Leap of Faith: Buying a Franchisor

While buying a franchise operation may have challenges, there are also pay-offs when done properly. This economy has caused a lot of businesses to change ownership. The problems on one side of the table have become opportunitie...
by Barry Kurtz
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The Orphan of Negativity in the Workplace

Stephen W. Frueh, PhD, CEO of Centrifugal Leadership, speaks on identifying the “orphan” of negativity in the workplace. The are people in companies that feel like outsiders and because of such, their production and partici...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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FrivolousLawsuits

Frivolous Lawsuits Alive And Well In CA

One Huntington Beach resident filed 47 lawsuits last year. One of these is a lawsuit against Tom Hanks, alleging he harassed her. Another OC resident has racked up 22 lawsuits in the past few years. And according to a recent pi...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Brown To Build Electric Car Charging Network

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a $120 million dollar settlement with NRG Energy Inc. that will fund the construction of a statewide network of charging stations for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including at least 200 ...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is taking the business world by storm. Here’s what you need to know about “the cloud” and your business. Go to My PC” is a product that allows people to sign in to their office PCs from other locations, ...
by Bob Green
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Q1 Venture Capital Investments In Southern California Nears $1 Billion

The MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, The National Venture Capital Association. Thomson Reuters tell us that there were just under a billion dollars in venture capital investments in the Southern California regio...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Keep Clients Happy After You Buy

Keeping Clients Happy After You Buy

Once you’ve acquired a new business or practice, here are four ways to keep the customers satisfied. Buying a business is a huge commitment, and before the ink dries on the contract, it’s easy to focus on the upside—the p...
by Alyse Hart
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Losing Your Concentration

Losing Your Concentration

Using philanthropy to diversify and generate income is easier than you think. Do you own too much of a good thing? One of the keys to successful long-term investing is diversification—owning enough of different kinds of inves...
by Juan Ros
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