Gaston Javurek – Social Entrepreneur and Founder of No One Without

[quote style=”boxed”]Take bigger risks. Sometimes you just need to shoot first and aim second. Just go for it.[/quote] Gaston Javurek is a mountain mover and social entrepreneur. He founded No One Without, and alongside his partner, Kelli Dunavant, is bringing clean water to people across the globe through fashion. Your purchase provides one person with […]

Max Dubinsky – Founder of Make It MAD

[quote style=”boxed”]Fail, and keep failing. It means you’re trying.[/quote] Max Andrew Dubinsky is the author of the book “We Can’t Go Home Again,” a self-published, critically-acclaimed collection of short fiction following the lives of broken individuals within a lost society desperately seeking redemption and a second chance. He once accidentally wrote and directed a feature-length […]

James McPartland – Author of “Unopened Gifts: One Man’s Journey to Gratitude”

[quote style=”boxed”]I ask a lot of questions, listen more than I speak, and schedule time to think.[/quote] James McPartland is the Principal and Chief Inspiration Officer of the JMac Performance Group, a specialized management consulting firm focused on realizing the importance of the human potential in business. He is an entrepreneur, author, international speaker, and […]

Eman Talei – Co-Founder of Jeebster.com

[quote style=”boxed”] Amazing things that you least expect can transpire when you meet others.[/quote] Eman Talei immigrated with his family to the US at the age of 10 and was the first to attend a university in his extended family. Growing up, he dreamed of becoming a pediatrician with the thoughts of helping the children around […]

Faraz ‘Fam’ Mirza – Founder of Mirza Minds

[quote style=”boxed”]The first and last job I ever had was at Jewel-Osco. What I learned from it is was that it is non-sensical to work all your life to build another man’s legacy.[/quote] Faraz ‘Fam’ Mirza is a serial entrepreneur, product designer, and american marketer. He is best known for establishing a fashion trend, creating […]

Bruce Sallan – The Dad Advocate

[quote style=”boxed”]I began with no concern for making money so I was scattered as a result. It wasn’t an issue because that wasn’t my primary goal. If I was starting again, I’d start with a more focused business plan that did include monetization![/quote] Bruce Sallan, author of “A Dad’s Point-of-View: We ARE Half the Equation” […]

Lisa Kenefick – Founder of Probate Research

[quote style=”boxed”]I work seven days a week and I’m a mother, so all of my work is “in between”. In between school hours, in between dinner and bedtime. In between bedtime and midnight. You get the picture.[/quote] Lisa Kenefick is the founder of Probate Research, Inc a genealogy research service company. A firmer Ancestry.com expert […]

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Christopher Brereton – Co-Founder of PictureHealing

[quote style=”boxed”]We are big Google Docs users and maintain a document we call “Idears.” It’s the place where we just vomit new thoughts on paper to talk through when we have free time.[/quote] Christopher Brereton is one of the founders and lead guru of picturehealing.com. PictureHealing is a company that develops community, awareness and support […]

Chris Chorba – Supporter of The Good Shepherd Shelter

[quote style=”boxed”]I have learned that there really are no shortcuts in life.  There is simply no substitute for hard work.[/quote] Chris Chorba is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  He is a litigator who specializes in defending consumer class actions.  Chris also serves on the Board of Directors […]

Joey Flores – Co-Founder and CEO of Earbits

[quote style=”boxed”]The quote that resonates the most with me in terms of this lesson is one from Abraham Lincoln: “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.”  Now that I see what others are accomplishing in their 20’s, I know that you can start hustling much earlier in […]

Lisa Nicole Bell – CEO of Inspired Life Media Group

[quote style=”boxed”]Find mentors. Read non-school books voraciously. Network like there’s no tomorrow. Say no to things I didn’t really want to do. Be less concerned with the other people’s opinions.[/quote] Named a Woman Making A Difference by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Lisa Nicole Bell brings more than 10 years of experience to her role […]