Best Practices Posts

Enhance Your Creativity: It Isn’t Always Pretty

November 20th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Guest post by Hub LA member Jana Carey. This blog is the second in a five-part series on Enhancing Your Creativity. Hub LA is reposting with permission from Jana’s blog. “I always get it perfect the first time,” said no one ever. I’ve said it before, chances are if you are reading this post you are an artist, writer, entrepreneur, visionary, innovator and/or global game changer. Maybe its’ still just a yearning in your heart [...] Read More


Enhance Your Creativity: Imagination is Key to Your Success

November 13th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Guest post by Hub LA member Jana Carey. This blog is the first in a five-part series on Enhancing Your Creativity. Hub LA is reposting with permission from Jana’s blog. “One of humanity’s most precious resources is imagination. Our ability to overcome the constraints of the present environment and travel to distant places and hopeful futures all in the mind is a skill that is hugely neglected in today’s society. With our intense focus on [...] Read More


‘Give Half’ Twice: Matthew Manos Returns with More Pro Bono Practices

October 22nd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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It’s pro bono week right now, and if anyone knows a thing or two about doing work for free, it’s Matthew Manos, Founder and Managing Partner of verynice. Verynice is a design, branding, and innovation consultancy that, through its unique business model, dedicates 50% of its efforts pro bono to nonprofits. In the past year, verynice has expanded to three offices across the country, including one at Hub LA, one in New York, and one [...] Read More


How Viral Marketing Launched a Successful Startup: REP Interactive

October 22nd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Repost from Hub LA Member CreatorUp’s Blog. See the original post here. Mike Tringe, Founder of CreatorUp, wrote this blog post after a JuiceUp morning on October 10. JuiceUps are our twice-monthly (every second and fourth Friday) power breakfast and networking event featuring successful entrepreneurs providing insight to their best practices, experiences, and social missions. CreatorUp co-hosts JuiceUps with Hub LA. On October 10, Mike Tringe moderated a Q&A and interview with Steve Gatena, founder [...] Read More


5 Ways to Craft a Powerful Story for Your Business

October 21st, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Guest post by Hub LA Member Michael Kass As founders and entrepreneurs and generally smart people, you spend countless hours on business plans and market data. But the reality is that investors and supporters won’t care about your data unless you make them care. Unless you get them excited about what you can do for the community and for them. Unless you can connect them to the passion you have for whatever you’re setting out [...] Read More


GUEST POST: Going from Idea to Market: 6 Simple Steps in 6 Long Months

August 21st, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Hub LA member Mike Tringe is the founder of CreatorUp, an online film school. This blog post is a version of a talk he gave at Innovate Pasadena. How long does it take to take your awesome new startup idea from the donut shop conversation phase to the real customer and company phase? Here is a snapshot of our journey, where CreatorUp went from an idea written on a giant sheet of paper with a [...] Read More


Open Forum: Share & Learn About Crowdfunding

March 10th, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Are you interested in the sharing economy? Have a crowdfunding project you’re looking to launch and wondering what platforms to use or how to prepare? We’re excited to share that we are beginning a collaborative program this month to provide the casual and conversational skill sharing you’re looking for. Open Forum: Crowdfunding will cover the ins and outs of crowdfunding platforms, best practices, and trends. This isn’t your typical boring panel; this is a conversation [...] Read More


Hub LA Shares: Five Lessons from Self-Publishing “How to Give Half Your Work Away for Free”

November 1st, 2013 – Posted by Hub LA
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This is the first installment of a new blog series, “Hub LA Shares.” We’ve asked members to share their expertise on something they’re passionate about professionally or personally. For the first post, verynice‘s founder Matthew Manos shares some of his take-aways from writing and self-publishing a book about verynice’s innovative business model. Matt’s book