Openpath Helps Offices Reopen Safely

L.A. Business Journal

Culver City-based startup Openpath Security Inc. has been developing mobile-based door lock systems since 2016

How Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Hesitate To Seek Help

Startup Professionals Musings

While starting a new business always involves tackling many new challenges, I’ve personally found myself reluctant to ask for help. Thus, in my consulting with entrepreneurs, I always encourage them to get more comfortable asking for help. Practice by asking for help from your own team.

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Services Helping Teachers, Students

L.A. Business Journal

Several Los Angeles tech businesses have stepped up to assist the thousands of students and educators across the United States who are adapting to virtual classrooms amid coronavirus-driven school closures

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Nacelle Helps Retailers Ride Ecommerce Wave

L.A. Business Journal

Brian Anderson hated shopping on his phone

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Post-Breakup Apps Help Women Move On

L.A. Business Journal

After going through a difficult breakup, Elle Huerta created what she thought she and others in her situation needed: an app for women who had recently split from their partners

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IDrive Takes On Remote Help Desk Services

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Los Angeles-based IDrive Online Backup , which provides cloud backup and storage services, has launched a new, remote help desk service, which it is offering up to MSPs and IT specialists. remotepc idrive help desk services software saas cloudAccording to IDrive its new remote access solution, RemotePC HelpDesk, provides on-demate remote support, letting IT administrators manage and monitor all service requests and manage their technicians from a single dashboard.

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A Few Kids Lead In Business, But Most Need Your Help

Startup Professionals Musings

Many education organizations provide free online tools to help students explore the world, increase intercultural awareness, and participate in a community of like-minded international teen leaders. business coach finance kidpreneurs seek help

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Haystack Helps Companies Manage Remote Workers

L.A. Business Journal

For large companies with hundreds — or even thousands — of employees, managing human resources functions and communicating with workers can be a challenge

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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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there is a nascent industry to try and help you with this, too. Don’t get my wrong – a great looking product can really help support a sale. ” They want technical sales to help with customer objections. Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. Nor do they exist in the investors of early-stage companies.

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Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

L.A. Business Journal

is repurposing its mapping technology to build a tool that helps business communities stay on top of ever-changing Covid-19 regulations Santa Monica-based Spot Parking (US) Inc.

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QLess Software Helps Businesses Cut the Line

L.A. Business Journal

is poised to help businesses reduce in-person queues With social distancing and masks likely to remain a reality for a while longer, Pasadena-based QLess Inc.

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Sootchy App Helps Parents Crowdfund College Costs

L.A. Business Journal

The downtown-based startup wants to help parents leverage their friends and family networks to help cover college costs

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Soochy App Helps Parents Crowdfund College Costs

L.A. Business Journal

The downtown-based startup wants to help parents leverage their friends and family networks to help cover college costs

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Helping Colleagues in Their Time of Need

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Don’t feel obligated but when a community acts to help a colleague in need it’s surprising what an impact can be made with a large amount of small contributions. I had a bunch of topics teed up now that I’m back in LA after 2 weeks of constant travel. I felt excited to write because it’s a cathartic outlet for me and saves me from doing email. But no words would come out this weekend.

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WeeCare Helps Home Day Care Businesses Stay Afloat

L.A. Business Journal

Three years ago, local entrepreneur and expectant mother Jessica Chang received some surprising advice

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Startup Mothership Helps Businesses Navigate Shipping Logistics

L.A. Business Journal

It’s no secret that ecommerce surged in 2020 as Americans adapted to doing more working, eating and shopping from home

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Pledge Finds $3M To Help Nonprofit Fundraising

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Venice, California-based Pledge, which provides a fundraising platform which links businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to help raise money for nonprofits, has raised $3M in additional seed funding, the company said this week. The funding was led by Maven Ventures, along with Designer Fund, Mantis VC (the Chainsmokers Venture Fund), MS&AD Ventures and angels Randi Zuckerberg and Bill Tai, among others. The company says it has now raised $12M in total.

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Gemist Helps Consumers Create Customized Jewelry

L.A. Business Journal

Gemist Inc. wants to bring the bling direct to consumers

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Tech Company Vana Helps Cannabis Companies Build Their Brands

L.A. Business Journal

Vana Technologies Inc. founder and Chief Executive Sheldon Owen saw that companies selling cannabis products would need technological tools to advertise in compliance with regulations

7 Entrepreneur Stages Help You Assess Your Progress

Startup Professionals Musings

The road to becoming an entrepreneur is a journey , and it’s not a short trip. In my efforts of assist aspiring business owners like you, I find that too many see it as a short sprint to get over that one hurdle, like finding that innovative idea, or attracting an investor.

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Post-Breakup Apps Help Women Move On

L.A. Business Journal

After going through a difficult breakup, Elle Huerta created what she thought she and others in her situation needed: an app for women who had recently split from their partners

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Tinder Helps Match Group Beat Earnings Expectations

L.A. Business Journal

Dating app owner Match Group Inc. beat analyst expectations for the second quarter thanks to strong user growth at Tinder, the company’s highest performing subsidiary

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eTailPet Helps Small Stores Boost Their Online Presence

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based eTail Pet Inc. is giving small pet stores a longer leash in the digital space

A Hard Post to Write. Helping @MattLauzon Bring Justice

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Aside from wanting to help out a colleague and decent person – I also can imagine how hard it must be for somebody in our society to be public about something as traumatic as sexual abuse. If decent people like Matt can be brave enough to come forward and confront wrongdoers then the least I can do is help lend a voice to their cause. If you want to know how you can help Matt Lauzon he left some details on his page, which I copied below. **.

6 Sources of Help For Early Stage Concept Exploration

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for startups with real products and a proven business model, ready to scale. Yet I still get too many business plans that clearly are looking for money to do research and development (R&D) on a new and unproven technology.

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AlchemyLeads Helps Businesses Increase Both Traffic And Web Conversions

AllTopStartups

SEO consists of multiple strategies,… The post AlchemyLeads Helps Businesses Increase Both Traffic And Web Conversions appeared first on AllTopStartups. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) increases both the quantity and quality of traffic to a website.

myRight Helps Answer Legal Questions, Online

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A new, Los Angeles startup, myRight , is hoping to help users with some basic legal questions, through a new service geared around asking users questions-and-answers about their legal questions. The startup, part of the StartEngine accelerator, asks users a series of questions around different topics -- things like security deposits, wills, gun control -- helping users to learn more about different topics, and also referring them to more detailed information sources and lawyers.

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Helping the World Buzz, Ride and Scoot

L.A. Business Journal

Los Angeles consumer tech companies and the executives who launched them have been at the forefront of some of the most successful — and ubiquitous — products and services of the past decade

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Semtech Gets Win Helping Australian Avocado Farms

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech has scored another design win, this time with a developer of Internet-of-Things (IoT) products used to monitor avocado farms. According to Semtech, ICT International , which develops IoT solutions for environment applications, and Definium Technologies , a developer and manufacturer of IoT gateways and devices, are using Semtech's LoRa wireless networking technology to improve crop yield in Australian avocado plantations.

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WINNING CO. USES APP TO HELP LGBTQ COMMUNITY UCSD Students Win Pitch Competition

Startup San Diego

USES APP TO HELP LGBTQ COMMUNITY UCSD Students Win Pitch Competition appeared first on Startup San Diego. The post WINNING CO. Startup News

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LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help

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Michael Chasin: LawKick.com is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. How the website works, is the client goes to the website, and indicates what they need help with. If you think about finding legal help, it''s not like you''re buying a t-shirt. marketplace help legal startup interview lawkick chasin michael It''s never a great time: you figure out you have a legal problem, and need to find a lawyer. But, how do you start?

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How Equity Crowdfunding helps achieve Success

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Monday, July 20, 2020 -- How Equity Crowdfunding helps achieve Success. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Bruce Virga to discuss how funding platforms connect everyday investors to growth-focused businesses, helping both parties to achieve success. We will further dive into what entrepreneurs need to know before embarking on a capital raise via equity crowdfunding and, conversely, best investment practices.

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Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

L.A. Business Journal

is adapting to the pandemic by repurposing its mapping technology to build a tool that helps business communities stay on top of ever-changing regulations Santa Monica-based Spot Parking (US) Inc.

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

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Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide. assistance highway call roadside investment investor angel capital venture brundage corey help honk

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How TuesdayNights is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Connect With Capital

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So, to help other female entrepreneurs, they founded TuesdayNights (www.tuesdaynights.org), a group in LA which helps female entrepreneurs connect with capital and each other to improve their access to capital. Justine Lassoff: Melinda and I founded TuesdayNights to help women connect and to impact change through networking events and infinite gatherings. That's something that TuesdayNights provides, which is connecting women with other women that can help him.

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The One Key Person That Will Help You Improve Sales

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Not everybody who is nice or helpful to you is your “champion.” In order for somebody with IA to be your champion he has to be actively helping you through the sales process. This is part of a series that describes a sales methodology for technology companies or frankly many other types of companies, too. This post is about finding your “champion.”

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Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

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I’d love to know people to “follow&# on websites to help expand my tastes the way that Twitter expands my news sources. Help me cut through the clutter. Recommendation Slicing. The Internet has a problem. It’s one you know well. The signal-to-noise ratio is getting out of hand. In non-geek speak this means that there is so much information out there now it’s hard to separate the good stuff from the rest.

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SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

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During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston.

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Deposit Defender Launches To Help Renters Save Their Security Deposits

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San Diego-based Deposit Defender says it has launched a new app, which helps renters photo-document rental property inspections, in order to prevent future loss of their security deposits. Are you a renter, tired of landlords always claiming damages and never returning your security deposit?

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Why You Need Help Rather Than Helpers In A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Even worse, when they figure out that they really need help, the first place they look is for an intern or untrained helpers. business help vs helpers smarter than you startupAs an advisor to startups, and a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m still surprised at the number who are determined to go it alone. They don’t realize that these only increase their workload, due to training and management, rather than offloading real work.

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How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

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I wrote up the background of her company Imbellus here  — essentially she’s building world simulations to assess human potential with the short-term goal of helping the most advanced companies have break-throughs on recruiting top talent but her longer term goal is to help use this rubric to help change how we teach children in America.

Slingshot Aerospace Creates Online Mapping Tool For Food Help

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Los Angeles-based Slingshot Aerospace , a startup which normally develops situational intelligence software, is helping to address some of the major issues to emerge out of the global COVID-19 pandemic, by helping to create an online mapping tool for finding food help.

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Aspiration’s New Credit Card Helps Shoppers Cut Their Carbon Footprint

L.A. Business Journal

Banking services company Aspiration Partners Inc. has built its business around finding ways for customers to “both do well and do good,” and its latest product is aimed at consumers worried about the environmental impact of their spending

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