10 Indications That It’s Time To Ask For Help At Work

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The challenge in to know when and how to ask for help, and not let bravado and ego mask anxieties. The best people know when they don’t know, and know how to find the right help. Unfortunately, too many entrepreneurs I know are terrible at finding and accepting help.

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Openpath Helps Offices Reopen Safely

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

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Willa App Helps Freelancers Get Paid

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Kristofer Sommestad has worked with freelance creators throughout his career in technology

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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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Spotter Helps YouTubers Develop More Lucrative Content

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is trying to help those creators earn more of it While the creator economy continues to fundamentally change the way many people earn money, Spotter Inc.

Involve.ai Helps Businesses Retain Their Subscribers

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For companies that rely on long-term customers, “churn” — a term that refers to the number of canceled or lapsed subscriptions — is a major challenge

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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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Nacelle Helps Retailers Ride Ecommerce Wave

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Brian Anderson hated shopping on his phone

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How Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Hesitate To Seek Help

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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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Trust Aims to Help Small Businesses Make Smarter Ad Buys

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As an alum of social media giant Snap Inc.’s s revenue product strategy team, James Borow said he has seen firsthand the struggles that small businesses face in advertising and marketing

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Actor Trade Audition App Helps Actors Rehearse, Make Connections

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As an actor with more than a decade of experience, Dylan Mooney was always in need of a scene partner

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Fintech Finli Helps Small Businesses Find Customers

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a downtown-based fintech startup, is adapting to the Covid-19 crisis by helping its customers adapt Finli Inc.,

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5 Unfair Advantages To Help You Succeed In Business

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One of the things I’ve learned over my years as a business mentor and investor is that life isn’t fair when it comes to succeeding in business.

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Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

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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

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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

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

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Trust Aims to Help Small Businesses Make Smarter Ad Buys

L.A. Business Journal

As an alum of social media giant Snap Inc.’s s revenue product strategy team, James Borow said he has seen firsthand the struggles that small businesses face in advertising and marketing

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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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Mustard Coaching App Aims to Help Young Athletes Practice

L.A. Business Journal

Millions of kids around the world participate in youth sports, but few have access to personalized instruction from professional coaches

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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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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

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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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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 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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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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Gemist Helps Consumers Create Customized Jewelry

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Gemist Inc. wants to bring the bling direct to consumers

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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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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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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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Fourthwall Gets $17M, Aims To Help Creators With Ecommerce

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Los Angeles-based Fourthwall, which is launching a service to help creators with e-commerce and other related efforts. According to Fourthwall, it is developing tools to help creators turn their passions into full time businesses. Fourthwall said that it is looking to help creators from fashion and lifestyle influencers, e-commerce entrepreneurs and musicians with creating merchandise, interactive content and to market their brands.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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.