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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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Current Issue

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?
Current Issue

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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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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Obama Signs Jobs Act to Help Small Businesses

President Obama signed into law the American Jobs (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, which is designed to help add jobs and bolster the economy. The bill includes $253 billion in tax credits and $194 billion in spending, pl...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Employers Don’t Have To Ensure Lunch

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch breaks. This case has impact on millions of California workers and thousands of California em...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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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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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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Hemsworth To Be Interviewed On Stars of PR Radio

Brian Hemsworth, contributor to Southern California Professional Magazine will be interviewed by Cindy Rakowitz Thursday  on the Stars of PR radio show. They’ll be discussing the magazine, marketing, and a whole bunch of...
by Brian Hemsworth
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Eight Simple Ways To Gain Favor In Selling

Many women have a natural proclivity to be pleasing and have been told it’s a bad thing. Let me stir the pot today. It’s a great quality for selling. No matter if you are male or female, to find or keep customers, it’s wi...
by Alyse Hart
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Southern California Professional Blog Inside

Bringing MAGIC To The DODGERS!

Word got out last night, and the sports world is buzzing about it today. Guggenheim Baseball Management has been named as the group buying the Dodgers, and this is the group that has brought Magic Johnson in as a part of the de...
by Brian Hemsworth
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Southern California Business Blogs We Love

Southern California is a hotbed for some really great blogs. While many blogs are just shills and fronts for folks trying to “sell” services, we’ve found a number of them that we think are great reads. So, sit...
by Brian Hemsworth
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Southern California Professional Blog Inside

Welcome To A New Concept In Publishing

Welcome to Southern California ­Professional Magazine, a radically new concept in journalism, publishing, and communications. While some traditional print magazines are still making a go of it, sadly, many have faded away. Man...
by Jerri Hemsworth
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Are iPad’s Now Required For Business Meetings?

How Apple’s tablet has put pads of paper and laptops to shame! The iPad was launched with much poo-poo’ing from the PC crowd and a lot of head scratching from their own Mac crowd. Was it a tablet laptop? Was it a new form o...
by C. David Joyce
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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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