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UT San Diego: Innovators panel kicks off Startup Week

By Katherine Poythress A group of San Diego’s leading innovators kicked off San Diego Startup Week early Thursday with a panel discussion where they championed the benefits of the tech community here. The panel was sponsored by law firm Mintz Levin and hosted by marketing company 7 Second Strategies at tech incubator EvoNexus downtown. TakeLessons…

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Entrepreneur.com: Scale or Fail? Don’t Overlook These Keys to Exponential Growth

Whether you’re a solopreneur or run a team of 10, it’s dangerously easy to get caught in the minutia of your company’s immediate needs and neglect the things on your to-do list that will actually move the needle. You likely launched your company by pounding espresso, working long hours and bootstrapping. But while this method…

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UT San Diego: Q&A: Don’t forget your business strategy

By Katherine Poythress Denise Gitsham and Sheena Tahilramani help companies develop their brand, their marketing and their message for a living, but only recently did the partners at 7 Second Strategies realize the importance of putting the same amount of energy into their own brand. They launched 7 Second Strategies in late 2012, and the…

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LBCC’s Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Graduates First All-Female Class

Twenty-nine local female business owners graduated from Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses program Saturday thanks to a collaboration with the Tory Burch Foundation. Now in its third year, the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Southern California regional program is hosted by Long Beach City College and offers short programs where budding entrepeneurs can learn skills–like accounting, human…

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San Diego Startup Week Announces Scott Case as Keynote Speaker

San Diego, CA (May 14, 2014) – San Diego Startup Week is proud to announce that Timothy “Scott” Case will be the event’s keynote speaker. Scott Case is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and inventor. He was the founding Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Priceline.com, which holds the distinction of being one of only a few…

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National Journal Magazine: This Man Is the Future of Super PACs

By Shane Goldmacher, National Journal Multimillionaire John Jordan is one of a growing number of donors taking matters into their own hands. HEALDSBURG, Calif.—It’s a Monday afternoon in mid-March, and Republican multimillionaire John Jordan is preparing to host House Speaker John Boehner for dinner the following Saturday—not that he sounds particularly excited about it. “I…

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Orange County Register: They’re rebuilding fancy homes, knowing that buyers will come

BY MARILYN KALFUS / STAFF WRITER Creating luxe homes on speculation in hot neighborhoods is gaining steam – and private equity funding helps When Brian Sperry came across a two-story, waterfront home at the northern tip of Linda Isle with an expansive view of Newport Harbor last year, the real estate developer knew it presented…

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UT San Diego: Real Estate Investors Target the Coast

By Jonathan Horn 6 a.m. May 3, 2014 With home values recovering from the Great Recession and the fix-and-flip market drying up, what’s a real-estate investor to do? In Southern California, American Coastal Properties is going for the high end. Instead of focusing on buying bank-owned homes from auction, fixing them and selling them for…

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Fast Company: Why PR is Critical for your Startup’s Success

While some argue that hiring a public relations team shouldn’t be at the top of a startup’s to-do list, these PR mavens say hiring such a team is more important than you think. By Sheena Tahilramani and Denise Gitsham Editor’s Note:This article is in response to the April 11, 2014 piece, “Why Your Startup Shouldn’t…

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Xconomy: Four Ways to Build a Better Ecosystem for Tech Startups in San Diego

By Steven Cox, Founder and CEO of TakeLessons.com Through all the ups and downs of building TakeLessons over the past eight years, I can say with certainty that San Diego’s ecosystem for tech startups is better now than I’ve ever seen it. That said, we have reached a crucial juncture. Our entrepreneurial community can either…

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