When it comes to running my own business, I wear many hats. From managing my clients, and producing, to networking, and even book keeping, I need to be aware of all the areas, while performing tasks on the go. Using mobile apps are one way I accomplish these tasks quickly, effectively, and with great quality.Read More
As an entrepreneur I faced many challenges when growing my network of contacts. After years of building an impressive list of managers, agents, and record label contacts as a TV producer, I came to realize that as an business owner, I was going to need to widen my network to meet the right clients for Wise Owl. I also had quit my corporate job, so I couldn't rely on that to get me through the door anymore either. So, I had to ask myself, what kinds of clients am I looking for? and is email the way to connect with them?Read More
I enjoy having meetings outside of the office because of the social atmosphere you get from not sitting behind a desk. Sometimes I don't have too much time to sit and eat, but still want to find comfort during the meeting and maybe grab some drinks. As a foodie and entrepreneur I've had hundreds of meetings throughout the city, and as a result I put together a list of the Top Ten Best Places to Drink Up and Meet Up in LA for your consideration the next time you plan a business get togetherRead More
Having a business comes with a lot of expenses, and aside from the usual office supplies, and subscriptions, a while back I began to notice that a lot of my costs were coming from networking and meet ups.
I started researching into local places that I could utilize to have efficient meetings with less money coming out of pocket. Since then, have had a lot of success in cutting down my spending while discovering some awesome places to have meetings all over LA. Here is a list of the best places to meet up at little to no cost that can help you the next time you're scheduling dozens of meetings.Read More
Surfing Eventbrite for upcoming events in the city is a weekly go to of mine, and coming across the First Annual Actor's Pro Expo was a great find and not to mention a free gathering of actors, casting directors, agents, and other industry professionals to network and learn more about their craft. With events in NY, and the UK, it was no surprise the expo made its way to LA.Read More
As a foodie and business owner I wanted to put together my list of favorite places to "meet and eat" in the San Fernando Valley that will keep you within your budget and timeframe in a city full of hustle and bustle. Now believe me, I can name a ton of places I love to go eat in the valley, but this is not just about food, but about convenience, affordability, and ambiance that are fit for business meetings.Read More
Attending events may seem pretty straight forward...you get ready, you get there, you network for a bit, then bounce, but truth is, going to a business or networking event without some essentials can actually make a simple day or night, more complicated than it needs to be. I can't tell you how many times I found myself rolling my eyes in frustration because I forgot the most basic necessity.
So with that in mind, I wanted to share my top 5 must have items that you'll find yourself looking for the next time you have a business night out.Read More