Event Planning Tips to Make You Look Like an Expert

By |2019-07-15T09:25:39-07:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, News|Tags: , , , , |

Event Planning 101 The Coachella Valley has never lacked for an event to attend.  Business, social, philanthropic – the choices are ample.  Along with many others, I have been a veteran attendee. I have also done a great deal of event planning behind the scenes. Here are some some basic event planning "dos" I have [...]

Desert Hot Springs Cannabis Park Transformation Video

By |2019-06-04T11:46:01-07:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Economic Development, Innovation, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

CVEP has produced two videos that show renderings of what can happen in the Coachella Valley by the year 2050.  In these videos, our concentration has been on traditional economic development needs. These needs include a comprehensive public university, an intermodal trade hub, state-of-the-art bandwidth, a fully developed Salton Sea, and entrepreneurship.  These are all [...]

Five Ways to Make Your Strip Mall Business Stand Out

By |2019-06-03T15:13:45-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development|

Like many regions, Greater Palm Springs is fairly spread out. On one hand, it’s a part of what makes our quality of life so great here. We’ve got large lots, unobstructed mountain views, and a distinct lack of congestion. But with those benefits comes the reality of daily activities which, for many, are car-dependent and [...]

Future of Everything Part 3: Workplace of the Future

By |2019-05-23T13:39:46-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

In a session on the future of workplaces, the opening speaker began by stating that 70,000,000 American workers truly dislike their jobs. This amounts to 80% of the employed people in the nation. It is a widely accepted premise that an unhappy worker is an unproductive worker. Therefore, this revelation about dislike of the workplace [...]

Impacts of Online University Programs

By |2019-05-03T11:09:29-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Last week,  from the comfort of my Palm Desert sofa, I watched my step-daughter walk across a stage to be awarded her masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. As she walked, I began to reflect on the impacts of online education. My step-daughter is a mother of two college students. She [...]

Justine Musk (Elon’s first wife) on “What it Takes to Be a Billionaire”

By |2019-04-22T10:49:09-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , |

Elon Musk's first wife Justine should know something about what it takes to become a billionaire.  She was there when Elon met the criteria.  Now that he is worth $12 billion, everyone wants to be Elon, but few will do so.  The question is often asked about just what it takes to become a billionaire.  [...]

Insight: Public Relations for Small Business

By |2019-05-01T10:41:24-07:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Business Development|Tags: , , , , |

Thinking about public relations (PR) for your small business can be daunting. You may think that your business won't ever get any news coverage. But even if that were true, there are reasons to uncover the compelling stories within your business. To help local small businesses and nonprofits learn some of the tricks of the [...]

CVEP’s CEO Joe Wallace Publishes Book “Living Outside the Box”

By |2019-04-12T14:04:18-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Exciting news at CVEP: CEO Joe Wallace was notified on April 12 that his first book Living Outside the Box had been approved for publication. Living Outside the Box is a call to action beyond the old cliché of thinking outside the box. The difference between the two is that merely thinking outside the box [...]

Food and Beverage Drones are in Iceland. What about us?

By |2019-03-31T15:31:15-07:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Residents of select neighborhoods of Reykjavik, Iceland are now able to order small meals and drinks for drone delivery. The Aha drone is capable of making triple the deliveries of a driver within a 2.5 mile radius of its home base. The delivery radius is about to expand to 5 miles. The initial target market [...]