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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 By Sheryl Mazirow
Current Issue

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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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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One-On-One With Jeff Munjack

Jeff Munjack is the founder and president of JDM Financial Group. He has more than sixteen years of experience in working with family-owned businesses, successful professionals and multi-generational families. His unique expert...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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One-On-One With Vikki Stone

Vikki Stone is a veteran of the insurance and risk management industry, with more than 30 years of experience placing commercial and personal lines for middle market companies, manufacturers, distributors, property owners, tech...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Sheryl Mazirow Pens Feature on Smarter Commercial Leasing

One positive aspect of the down economy for business owners is that in many areas it has shifted from being a “landlord’s market” to a “tenant’s market.” If you know what you’re doing, ...
by Brian Hemsworth
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The Path To Partner

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 ...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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How To Market Yourself As An Expert

How To Market Yourself As An Expert

In a time when more professionals have to market themselves, here are three effective strategies to get more business with less effort! Today, professionals have to market themselves more than ever before. Barriers, whether leg...
by Brian 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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Why Successful People Are Not Happy

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...
by Mark Jaffe
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How To Save On Your Next Office Lease

Landlords lease office space 365 days a year. How often do you? Good information is the first step in obtaining a more favorable lease. Your office says a lot about you and your firm. The city, the building, the space, the furn...
by Sheryl Mazirow
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The 5 Social Media Platforms You Can’t Ignore

With social media, there is no “one size” fits all. In fact, it’s less important what you like, but rather what your customers and clients like, trust, and value. Here are five social media platforms no business can leave...
by Brenda Hill
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Tony Fadell – The Guy Who Invented the iPod

There are lots of “urban business myths” floating around—from Facebook to Chia Pets, McDonald’s to Microsoft. But one of my favorites is the iPod. I remember driving in my car hearing a DJ talk about this ra...
by Brian Hemsworth
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