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3 Tips for Resolving a Conflict With a Vendor

By working with vendors, small businesses have access to a wealth of opportunities. An insurance agency can outsource its information technology, for instance, while an information technology firm can contract with a third party for software development. Thanks to the Internet, geographical boundaries have even been removed from the outsourcing processes, allowing businesses to work [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): 5 Things Small Business Owners Should Know

The TPP trade agreement could have numerous benefits for your small business. Learn more about the heavily debated deal.

By | August 24th, 2016|

Jeff Stibel on Quality vs Quantity Business Relationships

Michael Simmons’ Forbes article titled “The Most Important Decision You Need to Make When Building a Network ” tackles the questions we are all wondering when it comes to establishing relationships. Creating an extensive network, both personally and professionally, is tempting, but it brings up the age-old dilemma: "Quality or quantity?" Initially, growth is both essential and [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|

Raising Arizona [Capital]

A couple of weeks ago we met Robert Reed, Founder and CEO of Expose Your Biz Online, at the Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Bootcamp in Phoenix, AZ. The odd twist to this chance networking tale is that we didn't actually meet him face-to-face. Robert's personality as we've found, and you will find after perusing his [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|

Councilman Eric Garcetti: Top 10 Takeaways “Uncensored”

41 days. 41 Days until the Los Angeles City Primary Nominating Election. Mark it, Dude. Last night we all reconvened in Silicon Beach's town hall, aka Docstoc's first Startups Uncensored of 2013, #33. Jason Nazar got political on us this month - and we liked it. Councilman Eric Garcetti took a road trip from home in Silverlake [...]

By | January 23rd, 2013|

Kara Swisher – Top 10 Takeaways “Uncensored”

Photo courtesy of Mike Monteiro All Things D Co-Executive Editor Kara Swisher visited Santa Monica last week to take a quick dip in Silicon Beach for Docstoc's 32nd Startups Uncensored. Docstoc's CEO and master of ceremonies Jason Nazar took the opportunity to wrangle interviewer into interviewee. Great success. Here are our top 10 takeaways: 10 "I'm starting at the top. [...]

By | November 19th, 2012|

Chris Sacca – Top 10 Takeaways

Recently, we attended a PandoMonthly Fireside Chat where PandoDaily Founder and Editor-in-chief, Sarah Lacy caught up with Lowercase Capital's Chris Sacca. We, among many other LA entrepreneurs and startup gazers, were literally on the edge of our seats. Lacy was able to run Sacca all the way through the gamut, not entirely unexpected from one of [...]

By | November 13th, 2012|

That About Summits it Up: 5 Great Takeaways from Scott Case

This month, we got to spend a little time in the Big Apple: The only city where everyone can be packed into one place like sardines and still mind their own business. In a town where people are known for being blunt, unequivocal and packing energy like that of a fiercely shaken Red-Bull can, we [...]

By | July 12th, 2012|

Ring it in

There isn't a thing superstitious about it. At the dawn of every new year, there is inevitably a rush to join the movement to pressure ourselves, our companies and our oh-so-familiar environments by inviting change and affluence for the future: THE RESOLUTION. Some fear the call, some scoff and some swear by it. Whether you [...]

By | January 17th, 2012|

Interview: Living the Jetty Life

Cory Higgins and girlfriend Danielle D'Alesandro. Courtesy of Jetty Jetty Life, a New Jersey born and bred skateboard and surf apparel company (Est. 2003), has produced eight lines of clothing and is sold in over 50 specialty retail locations throughout North America. Co-owner of Jetty Life, Cory Higgins, talks with Dun and Bradstreet [...]

By | September 27th, 2011|