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Entrepreneur’s Life Beyond Coffeeshops

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“I’ve spent a lot of time in coffee shops…” – quoting myself in My Life in Coffeeshops- An Entrepreneur’s Journey, originally posted on LinkedIn. — Much time has passed since I last wrote, and since I last worked at a coffee shop. After leaving my job, I ventured out on my own, with a handful of social media marketing and…

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Balboa Beach Company Makes A Comeback Under Two Teens

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Near the corner of Marine Ave and Balboa Ave., next to the Balboa Candy shop on the Island, sits the Balboa Beach Company, the recently-revived accessories and apparel destination. The shop offers distinctive apparel and gift items for both locals and tourists. The t-shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned with “Balboa Beach Company” include retro designs like the iconic Fun Zone, as…

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CLASS Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant

These Kids Got Class! A Pop-Up Restaurant Experience

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I’ve known Austin since he was 10, and even back then, I knew he’d be going places. He had a sharp mind, creative energy, excellent people skills, and a determination and focus, rare in young people these days. So when his mom told me he was opening up a restaurant at age 17, I wasn’t surprised. Young Austin was always…

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