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CNBC’s Restaurant Startup brings true reality to the viewer

January 14, 2015


“Restaurant Startup” Season Two premieres January 13 on CNBC at 10 pm ET/PT and was shot on a set that by Hollywood standards resembled the set of a low budget film. It’s not just that reality TV costs less to produce than scripted comedies and dramas but “Restaurant Startup” focuses on the real life drama […]

A Bank in Los Angeles that Cares. Really?

October 29, 2013


My interview the CEO of Banc of California, Steve Sugarman, is live on the Starting A Business Section of Running a Small and on my page. The Banc of California is tapping into communities around Southern California and Steve Sugarman told me the institution is far more flexible in its lending policies than […]

Start up business lessons from a microbrewery in Vista, California

June 28, 2013


Late May, I stopped by Indian Joe Brewing in Vista, CA quite by accident. I returned to interview the owner Max Moran, the only Native American micro-brewer in the country. San Diego County is a hotbed for microbrews. Click here to read some of the lessons Max learned when he started the business. Getting clearance […]