The Weird and Wonderful Business Of California


But then, there’s a lot more to California – a state which has been racking up the weirdness since even before it became a state, all the way back in 1850. While we know it now as the Golden State, California was originally known as the Grizzly Bear State, and the grizzly can still be seen on the state’s official flag. Monarch lived out the rest of his days in captivity, and is now a taxidermy exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.

How Can A Non-resident Of California Set Up An LLC?

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You might think, as a non-resident of California, that it would be harder for you to set up an LLC. Wondered how a Nevada LLC obtained a small minority membership interest in a Delaware LLC that owns and operates numerous shopping malls in California? Open an LLC in California today .

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California’s New Privacy Act Puts the Crunch on Small Businesses

The Startup Magazine

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the sleeping giant of data protection laws. Under the CCPA, however, it’s against the law to buy, sell, receive or share the personal information of more than 50,000 California residents.

A Path Forward in California!


A Path Forward in California! I’m even more thrilled today to announce the launch of a Path Forward program in California with six top tech companies — Go Daddy , Demandbase , CloudFlare , Coursera , Instacart and Zendesk. If you know people in California who might be looking for opportunities to restart their careers, send them to Your Path Forward in California where they can access all the job postings for the fall program.

Southern California Tech Central


I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

5 Things You Need To Know About Flipping Homes In California


Flipping homes can be a profitable business if you are strategic and are familiar with the current real estate market in your area. Whether you are new to house flipping or have flipped many homes up to this point, here are five things you need to know about the process. Inspections are Crucial. Before you buy a property, make sure you have a complete inspection done on it. Otherwise, you could end up with issues that eat into your profits after you start on the renovation.

[Video] TED Talk: Startups Aren’t Just For California


Elizabeth Edwards, author of “ Startup: The Complete Handbook for Launching a Company for Less ” ( our review of the book here ), recently presented a talk at TEDxXavierUniversity about startups and venture funding. Without going too much into details of the talk – you should really just watch the video for yourself – Edwards share on the following: 1. The inspiration of necessity: only 1% of the world is educated past high school. Where is all the venture capital?

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Software Development Companies in Southern California


In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? Even still, this barely touches all the different companies in Southern California where software development is happening.

Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound?


This is purely anecdotal, but it seems like a lot of companies are hiring technology talent here in Southern California. I’ve recently seen several tweets from software development companies looking for talent. And I’ve heard from several people looking for Startup Software Developers. And we have been looking to hire several positions (but are being really picky as is normally the case). I’ll be curious to see if that bears up at our Los Angeles CTO Forum meeting tomorrow.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $90M invested in 32 companies.

Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin


The Bakersfield Californian reports Lightspeed has about 80 employees and most of […] The post Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Lightspeed Systems, which makes education software, announced plans to relocate all of its operations and employees from Bakersfield, Calif. to Austin.

In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank

Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. —— Alison and I both grew up on the East Coast but we’ve been fortunate to live in California for 30 years. When we had kids, we began to think about our role in protecting these California landscapes for future generations. And 6 ½ years ago I was appointed to the California Coastal Commission.

California Now First State To Make Ride-Sharing Legit


California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously today to regulate the ride-sharing industry. to officially acknowledge ride-sharing service businesses, California could set a precedent that may bring more regulation to the industry in other states. The post California Now First State To Make Ride-Sharing Legit appeared first on ReadWrite.

Looking For Several Startup Visa Supporters in Texas, California, and Virginia

Feld Thoughts

If you support the Startup Visa and are in the congressional district for Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21), Darrell Issa (CA-49), or Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) I’d like to talk to you – please drop me an email. Startup Visa

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine

Hunter Walker

Like Douglas McGray , the CEO and EIC of California Sunday Magazine , a newly launched multiplatform magazine. Hunter Walk: So a few months back this amazing magazine called California Sunday started showing up monthly. How do you describe California Sunday to people and why does it exist? The California Sunday Magazine tells stories about people and culture and ideas in California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience.

USC Village is the largest development in the history of the University of Southern California


million-sf expansion to the University of Southern California campus and marks the largest development project in the university’s history. The recently completed USC Village brings a 15-acre, 1.25 The $700 million project provides an additional 2,500 beds and 100,000 sf of retail space to the Trojan campus

Tim Berry – The California Tour Edition

Up and Running

Even while traveling and teaching full day classes, Tim continues to bring daily content. Did you miss one? That’s ok, I’ve got you covered. Is All Good Business Inherently Social Enterprise? I liked the phrase social entrepreneurship instantly when I first heard it. It’s doing well by doing good, I assumed, building businesses that help people. A business doesn’t have to not make a profit to do good, so the idea of social entrepreneurship makes sense. Never Do a Contract When a Letter Will Do.

U.C. Santa Cruz Commencement Speech – 2019

Steve Blank

I was honored to give the commencement speech at the University of California Santa Cruz, right down the road from the ranch. Rather than my usual talks about innovation and entrepreneurship I shared a few lessons learned after serving seven years as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. The agency that regulates land use on all 1100 miles of the California Coast. California Coastal Commission Commencement Speeches Conservation

California Passes Legislation Creating New Structures for Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Fortunately, California Governon Jerry Brown signed into law Benefit Corporation (!B The passage of this law creates two options for socially responsible business models in California. With limited legal designation for social enterprises, social entrepreneurs are forced to struggle with which legal form to choose for their ventures. Traditional legal entities are not well-suited to blend the social and profit-making purposes of a social enterprise.

Can a California company have unpaid interns?

Startup Company Lawyer

On April 7, 2010, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued an opinion letter addressing the requirements employers must meet in order to have unpaid interns in compliance with California law. However altruistic their reasons, employers must be aware that California and federal law severely limit the circumstances under which such internships can be unpaid. (The following is from a WSGR client alert.).

Paid Sick Leave in California: Understanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

Early Growth Financial Services

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 was passed to allow most types of employees in California to be eligible for paid sick leave. With this passage, California becomes the first state in the Union to require all employers, regardless of size, to offer sick leave to its employees. This guest post is from Kaspars Upmanis, the founder of CAKE HR.

Rusty Tweed Explores How Sustainability is Impacting the Construction Industry

The Startup Magazine

In California, regulators have forwarded a measure to have buildings achieve zero net energy consumption. He has written many articles on this topic and initiated a number of projects, including a solar energy venture to promote the use of renewable energy in California.

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Southern California #Angels and Their Investments

Scalable Startup

Southern California Angels on Twitter and Facebook. Are you a southern California angel (or do you know one) who’d like to be on our list? Click here to add an angel. Jason Calacanis (Los Angeles). link]. link]. Sample Investments: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. Matt Coffin (Los Angeles). link]. Sample Investments: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. Paige Craig (Los Angeles). link]. link]. Sample Investments: [link].

Why Entrepreneurs Must Learn to Love Paperwork  

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurship is the dream of many people who want to bring big ideas to life and turn startup ventures into massive industry powerhouses. But it’s also about business paperwork.

Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

Steve Blank

Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. The California coast is a panorama of open farm fields and hundreds of miles of undeveloped land. The Coastal Act saved California from looking like the coast of New Jersey. That’s why developers on the California coast love farming.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

Southern California. High Tech News and Information for Southern California. The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III. In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. Californias various startup accelerators and incubators. Accelerator Crazy In Southern California.

Startup Feature: Security Expert Jay Hart talks Community Safety App MCALERT

The Startup Magazine

We are currently operating in California, Minnesota, New York and Florida and we just launched out new app making it easier for people to sign up — it’s available on both Android and iPhone devices as well as our website. We continue to pursue communities from Florida to Canada and from California to New York.

Why Douglas Healy Believes Renewable Energy Companies Are Jumping the Gun

The Startup Magazine

California, which has the nation’s strictest energy laws, may not meet targets for pollution reduction. It’s safe to say that petroleum-based products are as big of an issue as electrical consumption and maybe the reason California’s standards are not working.

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The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part II

In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. In an attempt to help people navigate the landscape of accelerators and incubators, we've come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive list of Southern California's various startup accelerators and incubators.

What is the Difference Between GDPR and CCPA?

The Startup Magazine

Two recent laws that are affecting many businesses are the General Data Protection Regulation law, or GDPR, and the California Consumer Privacy Act law, or CCPA. The CCPA demands that all businesses that collect data on California residents must be compliant.

How Businesses Can Be Sustainable And Profitable

The Startup Magazine

A huge example of this is playing out right now in California. the electric provider for the vast majority of Northern California, has not been responsible for proper maintenance on their power lines and facilities.

Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2

Steve Blank

For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. The California coast is a panorama of open farm fields and hundreds of miles of undeveloped land. With 39 million people in the state, there’s no rational reason there aren’t condos, hotels, houses, shopping centers and freeways, wall-to-wall for most of the length of our state’s coast (instead of just in Southern California). Filed under: California Coastal Commission.

Pedram Zohrevand Discusses How To Protect Your Building From Seismic Events

The Startup Magazine

California has been a national leader in codes that protect building occupants from seismic events, but there is a great deal of work remaining to be done. California has instituted earthquake retrofitting tax breaks. Real Estate Technology California Construction Design events Location Los Angeles Property regulations safety science support techIn many parts of the country, earthquake safety is a must when it comes to protecting a building and its occupants.

Living The SoCal Chillax Life With Just Chill


What’s better than chilling out on a Southern California beach? Chilling on a Southern California beach with a great drink in hand, believes The Chill Group. We are excited to launch the brand in Southern California where our roots are,” said Max Baumann, Just Chill ‘s 21-year old co-founder and CEO. Ideaspotting Chill Group food & beverage Just Chill Southern California United States

How Philadelphia is Winning a Startup Renaissance

The Startup Magazine

In the past, large numbers of Philly’s top students flocked to California, New York, and Chicago after graduation. The City of Brotherly Love. The Birthplace of America. The town that introduced the world to Rocky Balboa and cheesesteaks. Philadelphia gets called a lot of things.

Startup Lessons: 4 Companies Facing Product Lawsuits

The Startup Magazine

One notable example occurred recently in May of 2019, when a jury in California required Bayer, which had acquired Monsanto back in 2018, to compensate a couple $2 billion for failing to properly release the potential dangers of Roundup. When conducting business, it is crucial to make a profit and keep your operations running smoothly.

The Advantages of Slow Growth for StartUps

The Startup Magazine

Research from the Universities of California, Berkley and Stanford University found that a big problem for many failed tech start-ups was premature scaling, essentially businesses growing too fast.

Turning a Side Hustle into a Real Business

The Startup Magazine

One way to set up in business is to get an LLC California based to make your start. When registering an LLC California located , there are certain steps and procedures to follow to do it correctly. Entrepreneurship Legal insight Marketing Work-life Blog California content Entrepreneur incentive millennials Mistakes profit side hustle Social media WritingThere’s a great deal of talk about everyone having a side hustle these days.

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Top Strategies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Before Any Business Venture

The Startup Magazine

Capital Raising Entrepreneurship Legal insight Austin Business idea Business plan business venture California creditors entrepreneurs financial records Funding Harvard Business Review investors jobs legal liability Marketing Strategy motivation Property Risk strategy transactionsHow many people do you know that can honestly say they love what they’re doing? Not too many people have the luxury of saying that.

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ArtLife – Redefining Fashion And Art


That’s what California-based apparel company ArtLife ( ) does – the new contemporary lifestyle brand offers consumers artist-inspired wardrobe must-haves such as cotton tees, tank tops, raglans and sweatshirts showcasing designs of various mediums. “Growing up in Southern California has provided me with the greatest inspiration imaginable and each piece of the collection is a reflection of how art can be transformed from canvas to cotton.”.