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Multi-Disciplined: Why the Best Entrepreneurs Can Wear Many Hats

Sep 24, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Entrepreneurship isn’t a singular job. It’s actually better seen (and thought of) as an amalgamation of different jobs. You oversee a number of different departments as your organization grows, and you take care of duties ranging from the very large (securing venture funding) to the very small (paying your office water bill). Generally, the fewer people you have working […]

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Calling all construction hands: Builders need more help but can’t find it

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Sept. 14, 2015 A survey by the Associated General Contractors of America trade group said the industry may be running out of construction workers. SAM GANGWER, FILE PHOTO By JONATHAN LANSNER California construction workers: Help wanted! For a modest price. The Associated General Contractors of America trade group released a survey last week detailing a […]

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Tax break for earthquake retrofitting passes California Senate

Sep 10, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

By Rosanna Xia A proposed state tax credit for earthquake retrofits passed the Senate on Tuesday, clearing a major hurdle for a bill that would ease the burden of strengthening thousands of at-risk buildings across California. The proposal, which passed the state Senate 37 to 1, would give property owners a 30% tax break on […]

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​UCLA Anderson forecasts booming commercial real estate market in California

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California’s commercial construction activity has risen to its highest level since 2001 and is expected to continue to grow over the next three years, according to the most recent conducted by law firm Allen Matkins and UCLA Anderson School of Management. The study, which examined seven of the state’s major markets for indicators of future […]

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Idea Moves Forward With Test Track Construction, But Don’t Book Your Tickets Just Yet

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By Jeff Stone An artist’s rendering of a possible Hyperloop station as constructed by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. The company announced this week it will try to help put Elon Musk’s futuristic transportation plan into action. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Press Few took Elon Musk seriously when, back in 2013, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors […]

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8 Team-Building Mistakes Richard Branson Would Never Make

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August 18, 2015 By John Rampton Richard Branson has launched more than 100 Virgin companies since starting Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970. He’s the only person to build eight billion-dollar companies in eight different industries. Because of his success and enthusiasm, entrepreneurs can definitely learn a lot from Sir Richard. And one of […]

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California Dreaming: Record $500 Million Tag on L.A. Home with FOUR Swimming Pools

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One of the biggest homes in U.S. history is rising on a Los Angeles hilltop, and the developer hopes to sell it for a record $500 million. Nile Niami, a film producer and speculative residential developer, is pouring concrete in L.A.’s Bel Air neighborhood for a compound with a 74,000-square-foot (6,900-square-meter) main residence and three […]

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This One Habit Holds Top Entrepeneurs Back

Aug 07, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Judith E. Glaser Hit a wall? So many ambitious and talented leaders plateau and even regress once they “reach the top” of the ladder, mountain or organizational structure they’ve been climbing. There’s a simple reason this can happen, and it sometimes come down to conversation. Top leaders still face new mountains to climb – engaging […]

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Truck Firm Wants to Deploy Delivery Drones on the Move

Jul 30, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Amazon’s drone delivery service may be a little fanciful, but it looks as if another company is working to make something similar to it a reality. Workhorse has applied to the FAA for special permission to begin testing drone delivery made from the back of one of the firm’s electric cargo vans. The idea is […]

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California reduces lawn size for new construction

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Traditionally sized and watered lawns wouldn’t be allowed outside new homes and buildings under stringent new rules adopted by the California Water Commission. File photo by Dean Musgrove — Los Angeles Daily News By Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO >> California extended its drought-inspired purge of idyllic emerald lawns from new developments, with state […]

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