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We’ve Added Video!

Posted August 1, 2017 by Jerri Hemsworth

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. Why video? To some, that may seem like a dumb question, but’s not. In some professional circles, […]

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The Orphan of Negativity in the Workplace

Posted July 28, 2017 by Jerri Hemsworth

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 participation is not what it should be. Stephen Frueh calls these employees “orphans.” Workplace negativity is an issue many employers face. […]

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Retirement Stress Is Increasing

Posted June 8, 2017 by Jerri Hemsworth

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 are less likely to feel financially secure, according to the recent Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute […]

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Pot Economy Projected At More Than $7 Billion In California. But…

Posted June 6, 2017 by Jerri Hemsworth

The cannabis culture is quickly becoming the cannabis economy here in California. The November 2016 vote that legalized pot here is scratching the surface of popular knowledge, but those in the know are seeing huge investment in weed business. The AP released a story earlier this year that projects more than $7 billion in value […]

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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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The Life/Work Balance Conundrum For Men

Posted March 11, 2015 by Jerri Hemsworth

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 about their stress load with trying to “keep all the balls in the air” when […]

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Lame Excuses For Not Running Your Own Business

Posted June 14, 2012 by Jerri Hemsworth

Being around so many professionals from all different walks allows me to be inquisitive and candid. I like to ask intriguing and sometimes thought-provoking questions. In the last 15 years, I’ve become an advocate for small business owners. I like to think I’ve got a keen eye for people who are capable of running their […]

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Finding The True Value In Business Today

Posted May 24, 2012 by Jerri Hemsworth

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 public. Initial valuation estimates were between $90-120 billion. In some people’s minds, this company was […]

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FacedIn, LinkBook, Twitrest & Pintwit: Who’s Doing What?

Posted May 18, 2012 by Jerri Hemsworth

Here’s a rundown on what’s happening in the world of Internet, mobile and social media. Valuation FACEBOOK AT $90+ BILLION As of our release date for this issue, Facebook was in the final prep stages for its initial public offering (IPO), and puts valuation on the social media site a little north of $90 billion. […]

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Brown To Build Electric Car Charging Network

Posted May 17, 2012 by Jerri Hemsworth

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 public fast-charging stations and another 10,000 plug-in units at 1,000 locations across the state. The Governor also announced that he […]

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