Home » Archives by category » Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Hopeful Start-up to Bring New Bike to Market

 Zuki Bikes, a small start-up is pleased to announce the launch of  a crowd-funding event that offers customers the opportunity to pre-order our unique and innovative children’s learning bike at a 25% discount and free shipping within continental U.S. on Indegogo.com.  The Zuki Balance Bike has no-pedals and no-training wheels but helps kids learn to […]

Today’s business’ need to make sure they are “Right-Sized” and that includes the space you occupy.  There are basically two rationales for relocating, strategically or circumstantially.  Of course the former is better than the latter.  Here are some things to think about… Strategic Change: Along with new customer acquisition, distribution channels and product development, space […]

Continue reading …

It seems to be common knowledge these days that we tend to do business with those we like, trust, and have an established relationship with.  So if this is true, why are so many professionals turned off by “networking”? My experience has taught me that one of the most common misconceptions about networking is that […]

Continue reading …

What is that loud noise?  It sounds like my home alarm clock, but why is it coming from my cell phone?  I didn’t change the ring tone? After purchasing my new blackberry a few months ago I began to receive unsolicited emergency alerts that were accompanied by an obnoxiously loud notification sound.  I would quickly […]

Continue reading …

Don’t expect to see any rockets flying through the Carmel Valley skies anytime soon but a recent sign that Carmel Valley is becoming a regional epicenter of entrepreneurial activity and start ups is the establishment of a business incubator called Procopio LaunchPad at the High Bluff office of the prominent San Diego based law firm. […]

Continue reading …

Offices along High Bluff and El Camino Real in Carmel Valley have become popular locations for law firms to open offices.  Can’t really blame them for not wanting to go downtown every day and many of their clients live and/or work nearby.  It was not too long ago that the Knobbe law firm hosted a […]

Continue reading …

From Napkin to National

No Comment

It was not that long ago that I found myself at lunch at TavérnaBlu in the Del Mar Highlands Center with an inventor and his business partner.  There’s no shortage of restaurants in Carmel Valley and you can count on business being transacted in most of them any given day.  If there were research to […]

Continue reading …

If you were to read the news, it would seem that the best places to start a business are places like Silicon Valley, Austin and Boston.  Those places all deserve their reputation, but I believe that Carmel Valley is also a great place to start or grow a business.  There are many great places to […]

Continue reading …

The beauty of the World Wide Web is that for those of us who live and work in Carmel Valley, this is the center of the webiverse.  The internet has enabled us to be connected with family, friends, co workers and customers around the globe from your desktop, tablet or smart phone.  While that may […]

Continue reading …

Sofa Surfing – A View of the Business World from Carmel Valley I often read about the difficulties of working from home and find that now that my kids are grown and moved out for the most part, working from home is a far more desirable and productive situation than any of the myriad of […]

Continue reading …