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Time to refresh your brand?

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When was the last time you looked at why your company or organization exists? Peter Diamandes of Singularity University says that you need a massively transformational purpose that keeps you focused and attracts talent and clients. Marketing professionals will tell you that people formulate their own opinions about your brand based on their experience as well as your messaging. So it’s …
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Co-Founders Crunch

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Brandon and Robert, CoFounders Crunch CoFounders Crunch is a venture development firm headquartered in Thousand Oaks managing a diverse portfolio of ventures, projects, and initiatives. Founded in 2013 by Brandon Highland and Rob Bueschen after a conversation about cereal, startups, and entrepreneurship. Ask them about the cereal some time. This dynamic duo have created the Startup Center at LC3, helped …
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Fishing for the ideal opportunity

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Remember the saying, “Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day, teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. Well, it’s time to teach you how to fish.” This week 805connect fielded a few questions from people who were looking for help in locating people with specific skillsets. They’d asked if there was an …
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Lee & Associates

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LOCAL EXPERTISE. NATIONAL REACH. WORLD CLASS With offices in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Olivos, Lee & Associates – Central Coast is proud to sponsor 805connect and service the businesses and professionals of the 805 region. Lee & Associates – Central Coast  is independently owned and operated, answering only to its clientele and maintaining a strategic alignment of …
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Edible Communities

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As we live, so we work… At the heart of this amazing company is a commitment to sustaining the unique local flavors and economic viability of the communities they serve. As individuals and professionals, they live, breathe and literally, eat these values. The values are reflected in their work and in how the owners live their lives. This company, founded …
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Who do you listen to for inspiration?

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Is your inbox full of subscriptions to blogs and publications you don’t have time to read? Are there are a few that you don’t instantly delete because they add crazy value, bring a smile or make you think? We thought that we’d share a few of our favorite voices with you. They are short and sweet.
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HG Data

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Data. Made better. That’s what we do. If you were to walk into HGDATA’s offices you would get the feeling that you are in a room with some really smart people. Then you learn that there are thirty data scientists working feverishly away at developing HGDATA’s core product, information. Here’s how they describe what they do. “Every day, we index more …