| Jul 2, 2013
I've known Eric Garcetti a long time. To use my Silver Lake apartment as a field office for his first City Council campaign, I bought my first-ever fax machine, which you can have. I even served as his communications director, where I distinguished myself...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Restaurants, mom-and-pop shops and other small businesses often face an abundance of frustrating complications during start-up — construction delays and supply shortages being among the top obstacles.
Now, managing online presence is joining the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The gig: As the founding chairman and chief executive of the nonprofit Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles, Jorge C. Corralejo, 63, has been a cheerleader for small to medium-size minority-owned businesses. The nonprofit group has five...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Motive In the two-hour season finale,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:20 AM
After my story on Yelp's heated town hall meeting with L.A. business owners, readers sent me a flurry of emails and tweets sharing their own unhappy experiences with the review website.
"We have had the same problems with @yelp over the years especially...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A Los Angeles digital marketing company scammed "a substantial number" of Angry Birds players through deceptive banner ads, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint.
Jesta Digital agreed to a $1.2-million settlement with the FTC. On top of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Yelp Inc. was hoping to debunk misconceptions and ease business owners' concerns about the popular review website.
Instead, many small-business owners at the company's town hall meeting in Hollywood on Tuesday slammed the site, venting their frustration...
| Aug 22, 2013
Patent trolls are a widely reported problem for big business and technology makers. They are companies that exist primarily to buy up patents and then collect money, in the form of licenses or lawsuit settlements, from alleged infringers of those patents....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Despite making progress, the federal government fell short of its 2012 small-business contracting goals, according to figures released Tuesday.
U.S. agencies awarded 22.25% of federal contracts to small firms, just shy of the goal of 23%, the Small...