Riverside County Zoning in the Coachella Valley

By |2021-08-05T14:42:47-07:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Business Development, Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

We continue our exploration of land designation in the Coachella Valley with an overview of zoning. Typically, counties or municipalities establish codes that divide the land into “zones” to guide growth and development within their jurisdiction. Zones define compatible uses for land and establish regulations for how to develop those uses, e.g., manufacturing. Each city [...]

Teens and Grads Can Help Solve the Worker Shortage

By |2021-05-13T13:15:38-07:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Business Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In the summer of 1973, I was hired as a teenager into my first real job with a paycheck. That job at Jimmy’s Drive Inn in Sturgis, Kentucky paid a whopping 75 cents per hour plus all I wanted to eat.  I learned many valuable life lessons there: showing up on time; being groomed appropriately [...]

Broadband Internet Availability in the Coachella Valley

By |2021-05-11T14:46:34-07:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Business Development, Data Digest, Economic Development, Innovation|Tags: , , |

Advocating for fundamental infrastructure to support and enhance entrepreneurship is a primary function of regional economic development. Access to high-speed, broadband internet is increasingly becoming an essential infrastructure. As more and more commerce, communication, education, and business workflows become virtual and remote, reliable and fast internet service has never been more necessary. The disruptions of [...]

Small Business Comeback: Get Your Business Online

By |2021-03-02T14:31:37-08:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A year ago. A presentation on digital marketing from Rich Henrich and Paul Gonzales of Rook SEO (now Rook Digital) was scheduled for the first week of March 2020. Stay-at-home orders hadn't yet been put in place. That event was the first of many that we had to cancel or postpone in 2020. At the [...]

CVEP Adds Brand Therapy to Virtual Business Services Offerings

By |2020-07-15T10:18:03-07:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , |

As firm believers in a tech-led economic development strategy, and as managers of a network of business incubators across the Coachella Valley (the Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Indio iHubs), we serve innovators. Since mid-March, CVEP has made the shift to delivering virtual business services. We know that in order to serve innovators well, we [...]

Insight: Entity Types and Partnerships for Small Business

By |2020-05-15T15:19:27-07:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , , |

CVEP’s Small Business Forum continued virtually this month with a presentation on business entity types, common issues with partnerships, and employment law. The forum was conducted by David R. Roth and Vee B. Sotelo of Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP, a law firm with a primary presence in Palm Springs. Roth is an [...]

Insight: Search and SEO for Small Business

By |2020-04-21T16:59:53-07:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus|Tags: , , , |

This month, amidst the stay-at-home orders of COVID-19, CVEP hosted its first-ever virtual Small Business Forum. The topic, SEO and Search Marketing, was more timely than ever. Many businesses have been temporarily forced to operate from a digital storefront instead of a physical one. A physical storefront will get foot traffic if it's well-located, and [...]

Updated: Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

By |2020-03-20T17:29:17-07:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , |

Updated March 20, 2020: Today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tweeted: “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties". Like so many other things in our world right now, resources are changing [...]

Business Continuity During Unpredictable Events

By |2020-03-17T10:26:07-07:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , |

As you read this, you have already likely experienced firsthand the difficulty of preparing for a disaster once it is underway. Many stores are selling out of needed products within minutes of restocking their shelves. And although we are already in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is not too late to take basic [...]

Insight: Social Media for Business in 2020

By |2020-02-26T19:51:18-08:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , |

Small business owners and managers seeking new information on social media had the chance to learn from one of the best this month at our Small Business Forum. Andrew McCauley of SwingPoint Media is known as the Social Media Bloke, and with good reason. He's been named to lists of the most influential social media [...]

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