Business Shutdowns Present Perils for Greater Palm Springs

By |2020-10-19T12:55:51-07:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Economically, the Coachella Valley has been reeling since the cancellation of several of the region’s biggest events in the spring of 2020. At the time, the fear was that the region’s small businesses would experience greatly reduced sales during the busy spring event season, thereby rolling into the slower summer months with less cushion to [...]

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 [...]

Top Legal Issues For Local Small Business

By |2020-05-04T13:11:32-07:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , |

This presentation will be delivered ONLINE! Join us for our monthly Small Business Forum! Each month, we explore topics of interest to managers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners. This month, our guest speakers join us from Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP (SBEMP). David R. Roth, associate attorney in SBEMP's Business Department, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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