doing it at work

by Jodi Summers Looking to add technology to your workplace? Tech products come in a huge range of options, from elaborate systems to simple additions one could purchase at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or the Apple Store for a few hundred dollars. What to get? First, choose a budget, then choose the most important features. Keep […]

SBA seal

How the Small Business Administration can Help You Improve or Start a Small Business Courtesy of Ella Moss People have great ideas for small business all the time, but most never get past the idea stage, and it’s often due to a lack of funding for major expenses like retail or industrial space. And many […]


by Jodi Summers We meet a lot of inspectors in the day-to-day business of real estate. As we were inspecting  a 12,000+ sq.ft. office building with a buyer, it was obvious the property had experienced some significant deferred maintenance. As the inspector was pointing out rust blossoms in the pipes, and homemade electrical upgrades, we […]

water conservation director

by Jodi Summers Save water! Save water! Save water! That’s the clarion call heard around Los Angeles these day. But, if you are a business owner trying to get a staff on board with water and other money saving policies, you need a strategy for implementation and follow-up. The Los Angeles Department of Water and […]

happy at the beach

by Jodi Summers Here’s some fun statistics to share with your friends in colleagues….as of July 1, 2013, there were 316,128,839 people in the United States. The Census Bureau recently released estimates on the size, share of total population, age range, and birth date of each generation based on that date… Recession generation: 19,868,088 (6.3%) […]


by Jodi Summers The new Nation Football League caliber stadium could transform Inglewood from “a city on the rise to a top-tier metropolis.” Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. puts this news in the context of an economic resurgence in Inglewood. In 2014, there were120 small businesses opened in the city, employing hundreds of residents. […]