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The Alpha Brand

Posted  January 16, 2018  by  Brian Hemsworth

Why some businesses are destined to be market leaders. HP, Dell, and Lenovo make great computers. But Apple is a great brand. Adidas and Converse are excellent shoes. But Nike just does it. BMW and Toyota make amazing hybrid cards. But Tesla? Well, they’re Tesla. Some brands seem to be born leaders. Forged in the […]

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Why Successful People Are Not Happy

Posted  January 15, 2018  by  Mark Jaffe

The ladder of success leads rung by rung to merely more success, not happiness. Fatherhood has a way of forcing us to reexamine our views in a way that is always not so easy. I always felt that, as a father, part of my role was to try to put my son’s newfound experiences into […]

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Ensuring Litigation Success

Posted  January 10, 2018  by  Brian Hemsworth

Raised in Northern California, Ian Corzine has helped create a fast-growing insurance and business law practice in Southern California with clients nationwide. Ian Corzine, of West Corzine, LLP is not your stereotypical insurance litigator, nor is he your stereotypical attorney. For those following him on social media, you’d think he’s a friend of an adventurer […]

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Warning Your Trademark is Expiring. Or Is It?
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Warning! Your Trademark is Expiring. Or Is It?

Posted  January 10, 2018  by  Dana Delman, Esq.

A lot of time and expense are put into registering trademarks. Here are some best practices for registering and protecting your business from scammers. For small business owners and start-ups, registering a trademark is fairly straightforward if you do your due diligence before filing and meet generous trademark office deadlines. However, there are minor nuances […]

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Favorite Business Hotels for Southern California Professionals

Posted  January 1, 2018  by  Brian Hemsworth

A survey of some of the best places to stay when doing business in Southern California! Some like it. Some hate it. It can be lux and wonderful, or fast and furious. But we all do it—business travel! Each year, more than 40 million visitors come to the greater Los Angeles area. San Diego gets […]

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Not Your Father’s Office Space

Posted  October 1, 2017  by  Sheryl Mazirow

Welcome to the brave, new world of office space in the Los Angeles market. It is comprised of neighborhoods, communities, huddle spaces, hoteling, benching, pathways, and—above all—collaborative space. Oh, and let’s not forget the ability to bring man’s best friend, our beloved dog, to work. Today’s office space landscape is far different than it was […]

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Entertainment Employment Up, Box Office Down

Employment in the entertainment industry is up by nearly ten percent in California over the past year, as reported by Reuters according to a report by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. More than 10,000 em...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Life / Work Balance For Men

The Life/Work Balance Conundrum For Men

The more I interact with established business men, the more I have come to know that they struggle just as much, if not more, than us women with the whole “Life / Work Balance” issue. Women are far more forthcoming ...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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California Real Estate Likely To Slow

We’re probably around the peak, so say many in real estate. Low rates and low inventory have made for high prices, but with rates increasing, changes in tax laws, and questionable future scenarios, experts think we’re likel...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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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....
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Stress in Retirement

Retirement Stress Is Increasing

Many California workers today are feeling stressed about retirement, and a new study indicated that many Americans are not taking steps to prepare for it. Those feeling stressed have lower levels of retirement confidence and ar...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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California in Recovery—Slowly But Surely

California ended the quarter on a slightly upbeat note. The state added more than 18,000 non-farm jobs in March 2012, according to the Employment Development Department of California. While the unemployment rate rose one tenth ...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Rating Today's Business Buyers--Foreign Buyers

Rating Today’s Business Buyers: The Foreign Buyer

The decision to sell has been made. A business owner should be aware of the number of possible business buyers. Here is another of today’s most active categories of business buyers: The Foreign Buyer Second In A Series Foreig...
by Matt Coletta
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Favorite Business Hotels for Southern California Professionals

A survey of some of the best places to stay when doing business in Southern California! Some like it. Some hate it. It can be lux and wonderful, or fast and furious. But we all do it—business travel! Each year, more than 40 m...
by Brian Hemsworth
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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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Finding The True Value In Business Today

What an amazing time it is to be in business. Social media has everyone scrambling to rethink the value of their own marketing and how can it be leveraged into actual profit. But let’s be realistic, folks. Facebook just went ...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Who’s Buying Our Stuff?

Outside of California, who buys the stuff that we make? Southern California Professional recently reviewed statistics from the Kryser Center for Economic Research in their 2011 International Trade Report. The leading export des...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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