June, 2024

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Why the Future of Space Starts in LA

Both Sides of the Table

Credit: Apex Today, Apex announced their Series B funding round, led by XYZ Ventures and CRV, with participation from Upfront. And if you spend much time in LA, you’ll quickly realize that we’re in a groundswell of space and defense startups. Is it because of the rich engineering talent coming out of Caltech, UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, and all the other universities?

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Find your rock in Ensenada!

Berkonomics

Have you found your special place to think strategically without interruption? I found mine on a rock in Ensenada, Mexico years ago… But I am ahead of myself… Every entrepreneur has that moment of truth – the one that marks the decision to take the path to entrepreneurship or the path to job security with a larger employer. And down the road a bit, most of us face another when deciding whether or not to go for growth, requiring new investment and increased risks.

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7 Private Small Business Grants to Apply For in June 2024

Tech.Co

Starting or growing a small business in 2024 is no easy feat, and one of the biggest obstacles you will face is securing funding. While small business loans can provide a lifeline to business owners looking for swift cash injections, high interest rates, and repayment terms have the potential to sting you later down the line. As the old adage goes, money doesn’t grow on trees.

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New Partnerships – LogicBoost Labs, Hopsctch, StartOut, Fresh, & Business of San Diego

Startup San Diego

We’re wrapping up the month, and we want to announce our newest community partners! These mission-aligned organizations incubate startups, create innovative designs, support LGBTQ+ founders and entrepreneurs, and tell impactful […] The post New Partnerships – LogicBoost Labs, Hopsctch, StartOut, Fresh, & Business of San Diego appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

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Should you find a business coach?

Berkonomics

Does this resonate with you? The CEO position can be a lonely place, especially when you find yourself in a position of not being able to bring an issue directly to the board and not wanting to explore solutions with associates within the company. Sign of weakness? This sometimes happens when a person is unwilling to admit a weakness in an area that is critical, such as analysis of financial statements, or when unhappy with the actions of your board or with pay offers by the board’s compensation

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I’ve been sued as a board member.

Berkonomics

I’ve been sued as a board member too many times over the past twenty-five years of board service. Five times. Does that shock you? It does me. What’s the exposure? Here are some examples: Entrepreneurs blaming their board for failures of a fragile, early- stage company. Shareholders unhappy over the same loss, reaching out to sue every name available.

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1st Mondays of Summer powered by J.P. Morgan – Recap, Recording & Photos

Startup San Diego

This past Monday, nearly 300 attendees came to the 1st Mondays of Summer – Networking and Expert Panel powered by J.P. Morgan at the UCSD Design and Innovation building! We […] The post 1st Mondays of Summer powered by J.P. Morgan – Recap, Recording & Photos appeared first on Startup San Diego.

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Ever receive worthless advice?

Berkonomics

Ever get bad advice? Sure. We all have in our past. Ever take that advice without question because the person giving it was an investor, a superior in rank, the chairperson of your board? I’ll bet you have at least one story of bad advice taken and being bitten as a result. Reaching back for an important lesson As one illustration among many I can recall, let me tell you the story of the first investment made by a newly organized formal group of angel investors.