My First Book – Pricing Your Practice by Eric Greenspan

Eric Greenspan

Woke up and there it was, my book cover. The book is trending is #1 in the small business category right now. Why did I write a book? But books are different; people treat you different when you become an author. I’m going to keep writing books; many of them.

Boulevard Books Seed Funding


Santa Monica-based Boulevard a developer of cloud-based software used by salons and other appointment-based businesses to automate the process of booking appointments, has raised a seed round of funding, according to one of its investors. The company uses machine learning for online booking, customer engagement and personalization, checkout, and other automation for salons.

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SpaceX Lets You Book Satellite Launches Online


According to SpaceX, it is expanding its launch services "to directly address the needs of small satellite operators" through the online booking tool. The new tool lets users specify the type of orbit, date, and payload mass and get an instant price and ability to book a spot on a future SpaceX mission. spacex small satellite aerospace booking spaceflight aviation rocketLooking to deliver your very own satellite into space, and have a spare $1M?

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Kelley Blue Book Rolls Out Auto Repair Guide


Irvine-based Kelly Blue Book has rolled out a new addition to its website, providing information on auto repairs, and also connecting users to local auto repair centers, the company said on Monday morning. According to Kelley Blue Book, its new Auto Repair Guide provides expected values for repairs, and covers recalls, maintenance, and repairs. kelley blue book auto repair guide automotive publishing content

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goFlow Launches Outdoor Sports Booking In LA


Venice, California-based goFlow has launched a new, app-driven service to help users book trainers and professionals in the areas of surfing, wake boarding, paddle boarding and skateboarding. goflow outdoor sports booking trainning surfing skateboarding mobile crowdsourcingNeed some surfing lessons, or help with stand up paddle boarding?

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AvantStay Adds $5M For Group Travel Booking


avantstay venture capital travel booking group millenial hotelLos Angeles-based AvantStay , an online group travel site focused on millennials, said on Thursday that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The funding was led by Bullpen Capital, and also included F-Prime Capital, Zeno Ventures, Convivialite Ventures, plus prior investors Abstract Ventures and Presidio Bay Ventures. According to AvanStay, it will use the funding for accelerating expansion of its service.

Elves Tackles Travel Booking With AI, Human Assistance


A new, Los Angeles startup-- Elves --said this week that it has launched a new service, aimed at helping users tackle travel booking, using both artificial intelligence and real human beings. According to Elves, it has just launched an app and booking platform, which lets travelers book and change flights via "real, human" travel companions backed by AI technology. elves artificial intelligence travel booking agent asistance mobile smartphone traveler

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. This time he has written a book that is far more important than most management books you will read. Why do I think this is a “must own” book? The single best book ever written on this topic is Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It is also one of the books that most influenced me early in my adult life. Heck you can buy both books together for $20.

Kelley Blue Book Expands Into Portugal


Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , the online vehicle information and value provider, announced this morning that it is expanding into the country of Portugal. kelley blue book online vehicle information portugal international expansionAccording to KBB, it has launched a new site at KBB.PT , which it says is its first international launch of the service. KBB said the international expansion is the first in a series of international launches planned for the service.

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Overnight Raises $2.5M For Booking Last Minute Rooms


Los Angeles-based Overnight , a brand new travel booking app startup which aims to connect last minute travelers with local hosts, has raised $2.5M overnight venture capital booking rooms travel travelerin a seed funding, the company is announcing this morning. The funding was led by Accomplice and CrossCut Ventures, and also included Paul Bricault (Greycroft/Amplify) and Elliott Bisnow (Summit Action Fund). Overnight was founded by Asher Hunt, Artia Moghbel, and Ethan Kravitz.

SpaceX Books Lunar Lander Launch Mission


Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been booked to launch the first, privately funded lunar lander mission, as a secondary payload on an upcoming launch from Cape Canaveral. According to satellite launch arranger Spaceflight, the first, privately funded and developed lunar lander has been booked on an upcoming ride-sharing mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9.

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Surf Air Extends Flight Schedule Booking


Santa Monica-based Surf Air said on Monday that it is extending out its flight schedule, and now allows its customers to book flights out as far as 90 days in advance.

Google Teams With Fandango For Movie Ticket Booking


Los Angeles-based movie ticketing service Fandango is powering a new service from , announced on Friday, which lets users of Google Assistant book tickets to their local movie theater. google fandango movie ticket ticketing booking content hollywoodFinancial details of the link between the companies were not announced. The new service is now available on Google Assistant for Android. READ MORE>>.

Rivian, With Offices In Irvine, Gets $350M From Parent Of Kelly Blue Book


Electric truck maker Rivian , which has a development office in Irvine, has received $350M in an equity investment from the parent company of Irvine-based Kelly Blue Book , Rivian announced on Tuesday. In addition to Kelly Blue Book, Cox owns Autotrader, Dealertrack, Clutch Technologies, and a number of other automotive related businesses. services auto capital venture book blue kelly irvine rivian

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JibJab Launches Kids Books Line


Venice-based JibJab , the online entertainment site known for its humorous animated videos, has expanded into the children's book market, saying this week that it has launched a new brand which will create interactive children's books. will allow parents to create a book with their child's face, name, gender, and skin color as part of an animated story. Books , is free to download, and will include one free book; additional books will cost $7.99

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Goodreads Catalogs 300 Million Books


Los Angeles-based book social networking and sharing site Goodreads , which is headed by Otis Chandler, reported today that it has cataloged its 300 millionth book on the site, as usage of the site continues to grow. The firm--which said it took three years to get to 100 million books, fourteen months to get to 200 million--said it took just seven months to hit the latest milestone. goodreads book social networking community reader reviews

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HouseCall Gets $6M For Mobile Services Booking Software


San Diego-based HouseCall , which develops mobile software to let consumers book home services appointments, along with offering up home services contractors with scheduling and related tools, has raised $6M in a funding round. housecall mobile services booking smartphone android iphone venture capital investment

Kelley Blue Book In Chinese Joint Venture


Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book has inked a partnership to expand its Internet content into China, the company said this week. Kelley Blue Book said it entered into a joint venture with Bitauto Holdings Limited and the China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). Kelley Blue Book said that the joint venture will provide both web- and mobile products in China, providing new and used car vehicle information. kelley blue book china joint venture bitauto

Goodreads Launches Book Quizzes


Santa Monica-based Goodreads , the online book community headed by Otis Chandler, has launched a new feature on the site around book quizzes. Tags: quiz networking social community book goodreads According to GoodReads, it has created a new section of the site which allows members of the site to take quizzes and compare scores with friends and other members.

BERKONOMICS book and workbook now available.


I am happy to announce the availability of BERKONOMICS in book channels worldwide, including the eBook edition from Amazon. This book and workbook contain all the material from the BERKONOMICS emails and blogs and much more. Soft cover book ( $20.00

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LeisureLink Picks Up $17M More For Vacation Rental Booking


LeisureLink which provides booking and distribution software for the vacation rental industry, announced today that it has raised $17M in a funding round. leisurelink venture capital vacation booking rental rentals investmentThe funding came from Clearstone Ventures, Kinderhook Industries, and Escalate Capital Partners. The company--which has offices in Pasadena, but has its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah--said the funding will go towards scaling company operations.

WanderWe Adds All-In-One Booking Feature For Travel Site

socalTECH , the online vacation booking service recently launched by, said Friday that it has launched a new, all-in-one booking service for short, weekend getaways. The company said the new feature combines all hotel, activities, and tours in a single booking package. wanderwe booking travel hotel weekend getaway vacation

Netflix Acquires Comic Book Publisher Millarworld


Netflix , the online television streaming and entertainment company, said Monday morning that it has acquired Millarworld , the comic book publisher behind such characters as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Netflix, which has significant operations in the Los Angeles area, did not disclose financial details of the acquisition.

SpaceX Books Flight Around The Moon For Private Passenger


SpaceX said on Thursday that it has booked the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon, about the company's BFR launch vehicle. SpaceX did not announce the name or details on the passenger, saying that it will be making a formal announcement on Monday, September 17th of the deal. According to the company, the move is an "important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space." READ MORE>>. spacex moon rocket space exploration aerospace

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Kelley Blue Book Adds Motorcycle History Reports


Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , the provider of new and used car information, said today that it has added motorcycle history reports to its website. kelley blue book motorcycle history automotive information cyclechexThe firm said the addition of motorcycles to its services come via a new relationship with Cyclechex, a provider of historical title information for motorcycles. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. The firms said the reports will cost $24.95

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XCOR Books Flights For AXE


Mojave-based commercial spaceflight firm XCOR Aerospace has booked a new customer for its yet-to-be-launched suborbital spacecraft, after Unilever Group and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) said that Unilever is purchasing 22 flights on XCOR's aircraft as part of an advertising campaign for AXE.

BUZZMEDIA Links With Suri's Burn Book


Los Angeles-based online celebrity media publisher BUZZMEDIA said Wednesday that it has linked with Suri's Burn Book , an online Tumblr blog focused on celebrity children and fashion mishaps. tumblr venture joint celebrity fashion publishing content book burn siri buzzmediaFinancial details of the joint venture were not disclosed. The blog was created by blogger and author Allie Hagan, and logs more than 620,000 unique visitors a month and 4.5 million monthly pageviews. READ MORE>>.

MINDBODY Signs Customers For Booking Technology


The firm said MINDBODY Finder will display fitness classes and wellness appointments which consumers can book online, and allow consumers to handle all of the scheduling and booking of those services.

Total Immersion Lands Deal With Book Publisher


Los Angeles-based Total Immersion , the augmented reality software firm headed by Bruno Uzzan, has extended the firm's list of promotional content deals to the book publishing business. The firm--along with publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing--said Tuesday afternoon that it will provide additional, augmented reality features to accompany a new series of books by Tony DiTerlizzi.

ReachLocal Partners With Yelp To Provide Home Service Bookings


According to the two, the deal calls for users of ReachLocal''s online booking and buying system, ReachCommerce, to automatically include integrated booking in their Yelp profiles. The move lets users who find businesses within Yelp directly book appointments with those businesses from within that company''s Yelp profile. The companies said the moer will let users book plumbers, carpet cleaners, and other services directly from Yelp.

VolJet: Creating An Online Booking System For Private Jet Charters


Los Angeles-based VolJet ( is looking to solve that puzzle, with its online system for booking charter jets, just as you would a commercial flight. Susan Sloan: It's very similar to a commercial, online booking system, like You can also get commercial results for commercial bookings. With our service, it's very simple, you don't have to self identify until you book a flight. What areas can people book flights to?

Kelley Blue Book Debuts New Car Pricing Tool


Irvine-based automtive information provider Kelly Blue Book announced a new product today, a new car pricing tool it is calling the Kelley Blue Book Price Advisor. kelley blue book pricing tool advisor automotive leads dealership According to KBB, its new tool provides a range of prices, and also highlights different local dealerships, consumer ratings and reviews of those dealerships, specials on new cars, and inventory of those dealers.

Flywheel Targets LA Airport Rides With Advance Booking


Flywheel , the venture backed startup offering up an Uber-like experience for users--except via licensed taxi and transportation services--is rolling out advanced booking to Los Angeles users this week. According to Flywheel, the new service lets customers pre-book a ride to the airport, via either its iOS or Android apps. The company had been offering up pre-booking over the last month for the San Francisco area.

Kelley Blue Book Sale Closes


Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , the provider of new and used car sales information and pricing, is now officially part of automotive site , AutoTrader said Wednesday. said that Kelley Blue Book is now a subsidiary of acquisition merger autotrader used pricing automotive auto book blue kelley

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Kelley Blue Book Acquired By


Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , the provider of new and used car pricing information, has been acquired by , which is based in Atlanta. As part of the deal, said it is also acquiring CDMdata and CDM Dealer Services, two of Kelley Blue Book's sister companies. Kelley Blue Book will become a subsidiary of, and continue to be headquartered in Irvine. Kelly blue Book was advised by J.P.

Kelley Blue Book Battles Online Scammers


Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book warns that scammers have been using a fake, Kelley Blue Book website is being used as part of a car buying scam, where scammers convince unsuspecting buyers to buy via a non-existent, escrow-based guaranteed buyer protection program from Kelley Blue Book. Kelley Blue Book said it has seen a "small but increasing number" of inquiries about the protection program in recent months.

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Kelley Blue Book Ties With


Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book , a provider of data on new and used cars, said today that it has linked with online personal finance site According to the firm, its Kelley Blue Book Values will be integrated into the Assets and Goals features on Tags: automobile finance personal mint book blue kelley Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The data will be used to determine the worth or debt of automobiles owned by users.

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TrueCar Adds Black Book Used Car Values


Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the automotive pricing website headed by Scott Painter, has added "Black Book" used car values to the site. Black Book is one of a number of competing sources for used car valuation, and competes against Kelley Blue Book and NADA. truecar black book automotive pricing prices used vehicleAccording to the company, the new values come via an agreement with National Auto Research , a division of Hearst Business Media.

One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

No book. They’ve written this comprehensive book called Venture Deals that should be read by anybody dealing with funding of startups – whether you’re a startup CEO, CFO or other founder or whether you work in the ecosystem (lawyer, debt provider, banker, VC). It goes far beyond any other book I’ve seen on the topic in helping you understand the key terms, plan the negotiation and understand the motives of the various actors at the table.

Blizzard Books Weird Al As Headliner For BlizzCon


Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment , which is just getting set to launch its annual BlizzCon 2016 video gamers conference, says it has booked "Weird Al" as the headliner for the event. Blizzard said Weird Al will close out its two-day gaming convention with his multimedia rock and comedy live show next Saturday. BlizzCon is sold out, but Blizzard is live streaming the conference both online and via a pay-per-view DIRECTV event.

The new Berkus SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS COLLECTION – eBooks and books


Announcing EIGHT new mini-books and eBooks by Master Entrepreneur, Dave Berkus , just released by The Berkus Press. Covering important business growth subjects, these books are a must-have for you and your associates. Featuring a total of 202 of Dave’s insights from BERKONOMICS and ADVANCED BERKONOMICS, these books are easy reading, cover important business issues, and help you and your associates to be successful in prethinking opportunities and risks.

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AdventureLink Launches Travel Booking System


The firm--which has been running its service in test since last year--said the firm's platform will be available on VAX VacationAccess, a system which is used by travel agents to research and book custom vacations.

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