Inglewood Business Magazine June 2018

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In This Issue: Crowdfunding, What is SEO, Monique Hogan Weddings & Events, Real Estate, Project Management Collaborative and much more!

"15 Billion in development

projects is coming to Inglewood

over the next 10 years."

- City of Inglewood Mayor, James T. Butts Jr. -

Is Your Business Ready?

Is Your Business Ready For The Growth

Happening In Inglewood?

Are You Able To Connect With

Companies and People Coming to the

Inglewood Market?

If you answered no to any of these questions, contact Inglewood Business

Association today. IBA creates channels and pathways that connects you

to companies, individuals and organzitions in Inglewood and surrounding

areas. Membership with IBA is a great investment that gives you a competitive

“Edge” in the business community. Our network of chambers, businesses,

educational and governmental partners help provide a healthy and vibrant

economy while protecting and advancing the interests of our members.

Through our business network, publications and other platforms, you’ll be

able to connect with audiences that would otherwise be out of reach.

To find out how we can help you with marketing, advertising,

become a member or one of our partners; please visit our website at

www.inglewoodba.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Contents

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10 Reasons To

Hire A Real Estate

Agent

Why Small

Business Should

Be Crowdfunding

What Is SEO & Why

It Is Important

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DEPARTMENTS

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Inglewood Business Association

Member Spotlights

Monique Hogan Weddings & Events

Project Management Collaborative

Real Estate

Removing Some Of The Mystery About

Credit Scoring

Social Media

How Social Media Has Changed The

Entertainment Experience

Finance w/Zig Tekeste

Prioritizing Profits, Part 2

Business Tips

How To Keep Your Motivation While Going

It Alone As An Entrepreneur

IBM BUSINESS DIRECTORY

INGLEWOOD CITY INFO

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Inglewood Business Association Member Spotlight

8503 Crenshaw Blvd Inglewood, CA 90305

(323) 247-7789

info@mhweddingsevents.com

www.mhweddingsevents.com

@mhweddingsevents

Mrs. Hogan is the owner and creative director of Monique

Hogan Weddings and Events, a boutique firm that

specializes in full service event production. They have

been producing extraordinary events for over a decade and pride

themselves on being creative, detailed and unique. The company’s

mission is to assist their clients with interpreting their vision and

turning it into memories that will last a lifetime.

As event professionals, they want your life celebrations to be one of

the most memorable events you’ve ever had. Monique not only wants

your event to be memorable, but we also strive to free you from any

stress that you may encounter during the planning process. In other

words, she wants you to have the time of your life.

Monique and her staff take pride in doing ALL of the work while you

remain the gracious host; that’s why we are happy to be responsible

for your event from its inception to long after your guests have gone

home.

“My laid back and sometimes humorous personality has proven to be

my greatest asset and makes my clients feel at ease”, says Mrs. Hogan.

“I like to approach each event with an open mind, a gracious attitude

and a smile.” Contact Monique today to make your upcoming event

something to remember.

- MH

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Inglewood Business Magazine | real estate

10 REASONS

TO HIRE A

REAL ESTATE AGENT

OLIVIA PATTERSON-RYANS | YOUR CERTIFIED INCOME PRODUCING REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST

WWW.GROUNDSFORPOSSIBILITY.COM

With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes

ask me, “Why should we hire a real estate agent?” They wonder, and

rightfully so if they couldn’t buy or sell a home through the Internet or

regular marketing and advertising channels without representation,

without a real estate agent. Some do OK; many don’t.

If you’ve questioned why you should hire a professional

Realtor, here are ten reasons for you to consider.

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1Education & Experience

You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real

estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. Henry Ford

once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are,

it proves you are smarter than they are. The trick is to find the right

person. For the most part, they all cost roughly the same. Why not

hire a person with more education and experience than you? We’re

all looking for more precious time in our lives, and hiring pros

gives us that time.

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Agents Are Buffers

Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If

you’re a buyer of new homes, your agent will whip out her sword

and keep the builder’s agents at bay, preventing them from biting

or nipping at your heels. If you’re a seller, your agent will filter all

those phone calls that lead to nowhere from lookie loos and try to

induce serious buyers to write an offer immediately.

Neighborhood Knowledge

Agents either possess intimate knowledge or they know where

to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They can

identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you, in addition

to pointing you in the direction where you can find more data on

schools, crime or demographics. For example, you may know that a

home down the street was on the market for $350,000, but an agent

will know it had upgrades and sold at $285,000 after 65 days on the

market and after twice falling out of escrow.

4Price Guidance

Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices

for sellers or buyers. However, an agent will help to guide clients

to make the right choices for themselves. If a listing is at 7%, for

example, an agent has a 7% vested interest in the sale, but the

client has a 93% interest. Selling agents will ask buyers to weigh

all the data supplied to them and to choose a price. Then based on

market supply, demand and the conditions, the agent will devise a

negotiation strategy.

5Market Conditions Information

Real estate agents can disclose market conditions, which will

govern your selling or buying process. Many factors determine how

you will proceed. Data such as the average per square foot cost of

similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on

market and ratios of list-to-sold prices, among other criteria, will

have a huge bearing on what you ultimately decide to do.

6Professional Networking

Real estate agents network with other professionals, many of

whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell. Due

to legal liability, many agents will hesitate to recommend a

certain individual or company over another, but they do know

which vendors have a reputation for efficiency, competency,

and competitive pricing. Agents can, however, give you a list of

references with whom they have worked and provide background

information to help you make a wise selection.

7Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality

Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers

and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional

aspects of the transaction and because they are skilled. It’s part of

their job description. Good agents are not messengers, delivering

buyer’s offers to sellers and vice versa. They are professionals who

are trained to present their client’s case in the best light and agree

to hold client information confidential from competing interests.

8Handling Volumes of Paperwork

One-page deposit receipts were prevalent in the early 1970s.

Today’s purchase agreements run ten pages or more. That does not

include the federal- and state-mandated disclosures nor disclosures

dictated by local custom. Most real estate files average thicknesses

from one to three inches of paper. One tiny mistake or omission

could land you in court or cost you thousands. In some states,

lawyers handle the disclosures, thank goodness!

9Answer Questions After Closing

Even the smoothest transactions that close without complications

can come back to haunt. For example, taxing authorities that

collect property tax assessments, doc stamps or transfer tax can

fall months behind and mix up invoices, but one call to your agent

can straighten out the confusion. Many questions can pop up that

were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand

by ready to assist. Worthy and honest agents don’t leave you in the

dust to fend for yourself.

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Develop Relationships for Future Business

The basis for an agent’s success and continued career in real

estate is referrals. Few agents would survive if their livelihood

was dependent on consistently drumming up new business. This

emphasis gives agents strong incentives to make certain clients

are happy and satisfied. It also means that an agent who stays in

the business will be there for you when you need to hire an agent

again. Many will periodically mail market updates to you to keep

you informed and to stay in touch.

- OPR

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Removing Some Of The Mystery

About Credit Scoring

Compliments of Brown’s Financial Services Inc.

A few years ago, Fair Isaac Co., the major provider of credit scoring system to lenders,

announced that it would reveal how it determines credit scores, also known as FICO scores.

Many lenders use these scores to predict how likely borrowers are to repay a loan.

THERE ARE FIVE MAIN FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE YOUR FICO SCORE:

1.Payment history

Payment history accounts for about 35% of your score. Paying your bills on time is the best

way for you to receive a high FICO score.

2.Your current debt

About 30% of your score is determined by how much you currently owe. If you owe a lot of

money in relation to your available credit limits, you may appear to be overextended. The key

is keep balances low on unsecured debt such as credit cards.

3.Credit history

The longer you’ve had credit and handled it responsibly, the better your FICO score will be.

The length of your credit history accounts for 15% of your score.

4.Your credit mix

The final 10% of your score is determined by the kinds of credit accounts you have, credit

cards, retail accounts, installment loans, finance company loans and mortgage loans and how

many of each.

5.Application for new credit

Applying for several credit accounts in a short period of time could indicate that you may soon

be overextended and may lower your score. This is about 10% of your score.

There are other elements, mostly subcategories of the items listed above that go into your

score, including your occupations, time at your present job, time at your current address,

home ownership and more.

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Services Inc.

Jamie Brown, President

6 Centerpointe Drive

Suite 700

La Palma, CA 90623

866-835-8861 office

866-865-0001 fax

info@800fico.com

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Credit Education

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Inglewood Business Association Member Spotlight

Independent

Building-focused

& Value-driven

Project Management Collaborative

Owners Representative and Construction Management

17547 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 308, Encino, CA 91316 | t (818) 947-0818 | f (818) 947-0826

www.pmc-emm.com

Project Management

Collaborative, LLC (PMC)

offers construction consulting

services to owners and

principles during all stages of

development for commercial, multifamily,

residential, and industrial

construction projects. PMC

assists owners in the analysis and

implementation of their project

requirements and construction

program. Whether you are remodeling

or building from the ground-up, the

process from conception through

completion is a major undertaking,

requiring many areas of experience

ARRON F. LATT

FOUNDER & MANAGING

PARTNER

and expertise. PMC is comprised of a unique group of consultants

who are experienced in these areas. Some of the top accounting

firms, business managers, and law firms have engaged PMC to

manage their clients’ projects from the inspection process through

occupancy or to simply determine existing property conditions

through forensic analysis and due diligence inspections.

PMC differentiates itself from the competition because of these

core characteristics:

Construction Experience: We have significant construction

experience. We don’t just manage the process. We have real,

hands-on construction and design knowledge. We know how to

build.

Process: We have developed a successful project management

program with proven results. We customize the service to meet

the specific needs and requirements of our clients and the project,

which includes some of the following:

• Programming and site requirements

• Site Analysis and inspections

• Project budget

• Scheduling

• Team selection and management

• Bidding

• Contract negotiating

• Accounting and construction auditing

PMC provides superior, thorough service with the highest level of

integrity. We maintain focus on our client’s objectives throughout

all phases of the project. If you have already started a real

estate project and feel uncertain about any transaction, design,

construction or billing, we can help. PMC will conduct a thorough

investigation and establish a plan to get your project back on track.

- PMC

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How Social Media

Has Changed the

Entertainment

Experience

by Inglewood Business Magazine

Technology is the very life breath of entertainment

industry. With the evolution of technology overtimes, the

mode and quality of entertainments have also changing

dynamically and dramatically. While people watched

movies on VHS during the 1990s, eventually home entertainment

has journeyed through VCD and DVD technology. Quite

surprisingly, technology moves in unexpected directions and has

thoroughly transformed the way people view contents. Therefore

to remain successful, those in the production, distribution, and

broadcasting of content should update to the latest technologies

and trends. Here is a discussion on how social media has

transformed the entertainment experience.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTING PEOPLE

More than any time in the past people are more connected today

due to the proliferation of communication and entertainment

devices. Advanced smartphones, tablets, and phablets have enabled

viewing content online from anywhere and everywhere. Now

consumers are accessing on demand the content that was earlier

limited to linear TV. While the internet has removed all barriers to

communication, social media platforms have made it simpler and

easier making it a highly organized and sophisticated experience.

Now people are able to share their experience and concerns on

the social networks with others. Studies have revealed that over 60

percent adults in the US are using multiple social media platforms

online. The ratings of TV shows and feature films highly depend on

the audience reviews and comments on social media networks. The

more a show is discussed by the viewers, the more are its prospects

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Social Media & Entertainment continued

of remaining popular in the market. Even simple hashtags

and informal reviews like ‘MustSee’ make it easy to track the

conversation and help determine the faith of the movie or series.

DVR AND PVR DECODERS AND VOD PLATFORMS

Across the globe we see DVR and PVR decoders transforming the

digital TV experience. DVR enables the audience to take control

of the show now. The viewers can now rewind to catch a dialogue,

skip commercials or catch a dialogue. No more are the viewers

chained to the TV screens or constrained by the TV schedules

while airing the content. The DVR technology can also help record

any hours of their favorite TV shows and events to watch at their

convenience. The proliferation of a number of VOD platforms and

movie streaming sites like iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Movies that

are constructed on DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology

have now facilitated a new viewing possibility like binge-watching

or watching multiple episodes of a TV series on a single day. Users

have now started loving the freedom such an experience gives

them. Now viewers are free to choose how and when they watch

the shows and also what devices they will use.

MOBILE INTERFACES

Mobiles are today the most unique broadcasting mediums. The

advanced mobiles of these days have larger and highly saturated

screens that have engaged millions of viewers around the globe.

Smartphones have now enabled VOD platforms to develop apps

that can enable millions of users access the content from anywhere

on the earth. Today, YouTube helps contents go viral around the

world within hours. Enabled by the mobile viewing experience,

the owners of content are today able to distribute their content in a

way it will suit the expectations of the audience.

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THE FUTURE OF CONTENT VIEWING

The robust changes noted in the viewing habits of the audience

make us conclude that digital distribution of the content over

the web and mobile is going to be the future trend. They can

effectively meet the demands of the modern age audience going

several steps ahead of the traditional TVs and cinemas. In order

to remain relevant to the changing trends, distributors must

now shift to the advanced distribution channels. Way back in

2012, Curzon cinemas lunched Curzon on demand facilitating a

cross-device viewing for their audience. This was an innovative

platform during those days to let the customers view the latest

releases on a single day when they are available in the cinema.

They also launched on demand lunch with their latest app on

Amazon fire TV in order to move with the evolving trends. The

controversial comedy of Sony pictures titled “The Interview”

was canceled on account of threats. When everyone thought it

was the end of the 44 million budget movie, IMDB (2014), Sony

decided to release the movie on demand bagging 15 million

as revenue in the process during the first weekend alone. The

movie was streamed on multiple platforms like iTunes, YouTube

Movies, Google Play, Microsoft’s Xbox Live network, and Sony’s

See TheInterview.com. From this, we understand that connected

platforms can strongly influence the consumption habits of the

viewers.

Over the last few years, mobile technology has tremendously

advanced facilitating the greatest shift in the viewing habits of

the audience which no other generation had ever witnessed.

Today’s audience has the freedom to choose from multiple ranges

of contents and also the when and where they will watch the

content. While today’s digital age generation deems these choices

highly necessary, technology has facilitated this in the best way

possible.

- IBM

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In the last issue, I shared with you that

your profits are the most important

financial metric of your business.

Implementing a different mindset

to prioritize the critical decisions of your

business by realizing that Sales – Profits =

Expenses will definitively drive the growth

your Profits. Today, I want to show you an

easy manner in which to immediately initiate

this methodology within your business.

When I was a little kid, the local life

insurance rep would make a monthly visit

to my Great-Grandma’s house. He would

come in and make small talk with the family

while my Grandma would tiptoe off to her

bedroom and reach under her mattress to

grab a small envelope. She would return

with the monthly payment. Without fail, she

would have the right amount of cash for the

life insurance payment and for each of the

recurring monthly expenses. I later realized

that my Great-Grandma was implementing

the mentality of the MLBs (Major League of

Business, for those who missed last month’s

article).

Out of every check Grandpa earned,

grandma would allocate a specific amount

towards an envelope. This would enable

her to sit aside enough money to make

the monthly payments. The MLBs have

advanced this mentality and here is how you

can leverage their cash flow management

techniques to the advantage of your business.

Create 5 separate bank accounts for your

business and title each of them as follows:

1. Gross Income (GI)

2. Profit (P)

3. Owner’s Pay (OP)

4. Taxes (T)

5. Operating Expenses (OE)

As your business makes money, all of it

should be distributed into the GI account.

On the 10th and 25th of each month,

money should be moved out of the GI acct

into the other accounts based on the Profit

prioritized budget discussed in the previous

article. The other accounts should then be

utilized to cover the cash needs associated

with their titles. The money should always

flow with the deductions from the GI

account going in the above listed order of

the accounts. This ensures that your Profits

are not taking a back seat to other expenses.

Implementation of this method will force

you to eliminate the waste in your operating

costs first. The balance in the Profit account

5 Bank Accounts

Your Business Needs

should be allowed to build up untouched for

at least 1 quarter. This will drive increased

morale and happiness as a business owner

as you will see the benefits accumulated in

the form of actual profits that you can apply

to your dreams and goals without sacrificing

the growth of your business.

- ZT

About Zig

Zig Tekeste advises

small business owners in

growing their profitability

while establishing the

peace of mind and

freedom they seek as

entrepreneurs. Zig holds

a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the

University of Michigan and a MBA from the

UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Zig can be reached at zig@gsvllc.com.

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Why Small Business Should

Be Crowdfunding

By Kathleen Minogue of

Are you being a scrooge when it

comes to funding your small

business? According to a

Manta survey, only 2% of small

businesses are using crowdfunding. And

I think that’s a shame. Especially since

funding is one of the key hurdles for so

many small businesses.

So what is holding small businesses back?

They don’t know how crowdfunding

works.

But what is crowdfunding, you ask?

Crowdfunding is a new capital-raising

tool that allows your community, your

customers, your friends and your followers

to provide your business with the financial

and non-financial support it needs to

launch or grow. In many ways the idea of

crowdfunding has been around forever,

but when new technologies enabled online

transactions and digital communications

like email and social media, crowdfunding

as we know it came to be.

There are four main types of crowdfunding

- donation, rewards, investment and

lending* - but rewards crowdfunding is

the most popular for small business. So,

let’s focus there.

With rewards crowdfunding you can

pre-sell a product or service to raise funds

for your business rather than looking

for a lender who will approve a loan or

looking for a single investor who can loan

you thousands of dollars. For example,

it might be difficult to find one person

willing to order $10,000 worth of your

product, but could you get 100 people to

buy $100 worth of product? (100 backers

x $100 = $10,000) That’s crowdfunding in

a nutshell.

Did you know that 58% of small

businesses would consider crowdfunding

if they understood how to do it? Most

of the information on the internet about

crowdfunding is aimed at tech start-ups.

It’s hard to feel comfortable throwing

your hat in the ring when the competition

already appear to be masters at the game

of crowdfunding and digital marketing.

But are they?

Not only are these glittery startups NOT

your competition, but your small business

may be even better equipped to take the

crowdfunding space by storm.

So why should your small business be

using rewards crowdfunding?

1) You already have a great story.

Ever met a small business owner who

didn’t have a tale to tell about why they

chose to leave their corporate gig to

open a neighborhood cafe or to develop

an innovative product? Guess what

makes a really compelling crowdfunding

video? That’s right. The magic sauce of

crowdfunding is story. “Why” is the most

compelling message potential backers

could hear to make them take action, and

you eat, sleep and breathe your business’s

why. If you need more convincing why

your “why” is so powerful, check out

Simon Sinek’s popular TED talk “Start

with Why.”

2) The funding supply is not

limited.

What’s so special about the funding in

crowdfunding? There’s no bottom and

there’s no one gatekeeper. This isn’t a

bank loan. Or even VC dollars. Do you

remember the classic folktale Stone Soup?

(I remember reading a version called

Button Soup with Scrooge McDuck when

I was little.) Everyone in the community

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puts in one ingredient and where there

was no soup for anyone, there now was

delicious soup for all. That’s the magic of

crowdfunding. Everyone supports everyone

else just a little bit, and we all get rewarded.

And even better, there’s no one person or

group that is controlling the ladle to that

soup. No criteria like two years in business

and $150,000 in revenue. People back you

based on your character and the quality of

what you create.

3) Relationships are your bread

and butter.

You know that thing you do every day

when a customer walks into your store

or contacts you via email. It’s the heart of

crowdfunding. Yup, that human connection

that is the cornerstone of any small business

is actually the thing that makes people back

projects. They hear your story and they want

to be a part of it or to support you or to get

your product that solves a problem they’ve

needed solved. It’s not just the bread that

brings people across town to your bakery,

it’s you, your distinctive take on bread, and

the kind of people you hire to interact with

them.

4) Email converts best to

contributions.

You’re daunted by social media, right?

That shouldn’t stop you. I’m not suggesting

that you ignore social media, but you can

employ a much more effective and less

costly marketing strategy: email marketing.

That email list of a couple hundred people

that you’ve been collecting in your store

or at the local farmer’s market. That’s more

than most tech start-ups have. Which

group of people do you think will be most

likely to back your campaign: a thousand

strangers on Facebook or a hundred people

who have enough interest in your business

to give you their email? Not sure how to

do email marketing? Check out our blog

“Email Marketing is like Stocking your

Crowdfunding Pantry” for some email

marketing fundamentals that apply to much

more than just crowdfunding.

5) Rewards crowdfunding

campaigns for $10,000 or less in

funding are the most successful.

The same survey I referred to earlier

indicates that many small businesses are

looking for loans of $10,000 or less. Well,

guess what? Crowdfunding projects raising

$10,000 or less are the MOST successful.

Kickstarter, one of the largest rewards

crowdfunding platforms, has had only 274

projects (as of January 2018) raise over

$1M dollars yet over 75,000 projects have

successfully raised $10,000 or less. The great

thing about rewards crowdfunding is that

if you need more funding, you can launch

another campaign. And if you deliver on

what you promise in your rewards, the

backers of your previous campaigns will be

the first to help. This is exactly what wallet

maker Articulate did. They successfully

raised funds seven times via crowdfunding!

So small business, I double-dog dare you to

throw your hat in the ring.

But I won’t kid you. To get the most for

your efforts, it takes organization and

preparation. Begin working on your

campaign 3-12 months before you plan

to launch it. You’ll also want to be clear

about your goals because a successful

crowdfunding campaign doesn’t just raise

funding, it creates other important business

assets such as proof of concept, market

validation, brand ambassadors, marketing

tools, and even leverage for grants, investors,

and loans.

Crowdfunding is about building a

community to support your business for the

long-term. And that’s an asset that will keep

your business thriving even longer than the

funding you raise.

- KM

*Sign up for our newsletter

to get our free Crowdfunding

Cheat Sheet to learn about the

different types of crowdfunding.

Ready to take my dare? Invest

in our Crowdfunding Rapid

Assessment to get honest,

personalized, and data-backed

feedback on your potential to

crowdfund before you launch a

campaign.

Kathleen Minogue | www.crowdfundbetter.com | (213) 787-4987

Founder & CEO

Kathleen Minogue is a crowdfunding educator, speaker and advocate. After running her own successful

crowdfunding campaign in 2012, she founded Crowdfund Better to guide entrepreneurs, small businesses,

nonprofits, and creatives how to use crowdfunding strategically to attain their financial, marketing and business

goals, and has coached highly successful campaigns on major, niche, and self-hosted platforms. A thought leader

in crowdfunding, Kathleen is focused on utilizing crowdfunding to encourage entrepreneurship, economic

development and job creation in local communities, especially for women, minority and rural entrepreneurs. She

advocates for crowdfunding education for small business advisors and the use of crowdfunding to create a path to

bankability for entrepreneurs turned down by lenders. She has also contributed to local and international access

to capital initiatives including the PwC Women Unbound report and the Milken Institute/SBA PLUM initiative.

Kathleen has contributed to industry publications Crowdfund Insider and Locavesting and has spoken at venues

including the SBA, Director’s Guild of America, Impact Hub, Pepperdine University, Global Crowdfunding

Convention and Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK.

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Inglewood Business Magazine | Business Tips

How To

Keep Your

Motivation

While Going

It Alone As An

Entrepreneur

by Inglewood Business Magazine

The life of an entrepreneur is challenging. It’s not

always awesome trips and getting a pat on the back

for your work. There’s usually a decent amount of

time spent sitting behind a laptop alone testing ideas and

working your tail off.

You may not even see money from your ideas for several

months or even years. People will ask when your business is

going to go viral or when you’ll become the next “big thing.”

They may even wonder why you’re putting in so much work

when you see little return. Sadly, they don’t understand your

vision.

HOW TO KEEP GOING

Everyone has naysayers and doubters. It’s something I’ve

dealt with throughout my entire career. But you can’t let

it stop you from doing what you need to do with your

business. Some people play it safe, and some people step

outside of the box to try new things. It can be lonely outside

of the box, but here’s how to say motivated.

BE A DOER, NOT A TALKER

I’ve learned to keep my ideas and next steps to myself

instead of sharing with people who may have limiting beliefs

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about themselves. When you share something with someone,

their response has nothing to do with you and more to do with

what they think of themselves.

Very early on in my freelance career, I wanted to start teaching

people what I learned about pitching and building a client roster.

I told a friend about it and they asked — who would listen to

you? Although it was explained away as a “joke,” it still felt like

an epic burn. It had such a bad affect on my mindset that I spent

years dragging my feet about sharing my knowledge with others.

I had a serious case of imposter syndrome about coaching or

publishing a book.

Protect your mindset at all costs. A positive mindset helps you

stay motivated. Don’t share information with your friend, aunt,

or grandparent who’s always negative. Do whatever it is that you

want to do first and tell them about it later.

DON’T BECOME A RECLUSE

If your closest friends and family don’t understand your passion,

you may find yourself avoiding them altogether. You can solely

become a hermit. It’s less stressful to avoid social situations

entirely than have to explain your business for the millionth

time to people who don’t understand. Be sure to go out and

enjoy activities you used to do before you became a visionary.

Even for introverts, a lack of human interaction or outdoor

activity can be poor for your mindset.

Journal about the challenges you’re having. See a therapist.

Listen to audiobooks for entrepreneurs while you work to keep

spirits high. My favorite tip is to get tight with other visionary

friends. I credit a lot of the mindset improvements I’ve made

to spending time with other people who dream big. They

encourage me to go for my goals and even point out places

where I limit myself. People who “get you” are people you must

have in your inner circle.

FINAL WORD

Being an entrepreneur or creative can be isolating. It’s bucking

the status quo and forging your own path. This makes some

people uncomfortable. Own your purpose and your ideas and

stay the course.

- IBM

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Inglewood Business Magazine | digital Marketing

Zhe L. Scott

(617) 475-0964

@theSeoQueen

www.theseoqueen.net

What Is SEO

and Why It Is

Important

Many ask me: What is SEO?

Why should I care? Well

I have an answer. Search

Engine Optimization is

about making your content desirable for a

specific search engine to serve in queries

as the first result. Search Engines are

programs that retrieve the data that the

user is searching for easily and quickly.

Search Engines serve content based on

the analysis of the algorithms of available

digital assets. Those digital assets can be anything from an app, webpage, a pdf, image,

video, music, books, shopping results, and more. In 2017 I want to challenge you to

think of Search Engine Optimization beyond just Google.com.

Did you know that 44% of consumers start their search on Amazon.com? Did you know

that only 9% of small businesses Use YouTube for marketing purposes? Did you know

that 1 Billion People use YouTube for an average of 40 minutes daily? Did you know that

users watch 46,000 years of content annually on YouTube?

These statistics are very important to understand the value of using these platforms to

reach your target audience. As a CEO, Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Director,

Business Owner, or Entrepreneur it is a fact that it takes 6 contacts or 6 touches for your

target customers to even acknowledge and remember your brand. This does not include

the time it takes for your target prospects to know, like and trust you enough to buy.

In order to speed up your prospects down the buyer experience path it is important

to engage your prospects before the sales process even begins. Whether it is Google,

YouTube, Amazon, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or some other

platform with a search engine it is imperative that you get found.

Here are FOUR universal Search Engine Optimization Strategies that apply to all

platforms no matter if it is an ecommerce behemoth like Amazon, Google, or Facebook.

Please remember and implement these best practices:

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Less is Less

During my marketing career, I have noticed a reluctance by many

brands to use lengthy explanations to promote their offerings on

their website. Instead they rely on pretty images and video to gain

rank. Unclickable text is so 1996, but it still works!

Keywords

There are free and paid tools and services that give you data on

the phrases that people are searching for or talking about on

Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and more. Please take advantage of

them. Buzzsumo.com, Semrush.com, Google Keyword Planner and

Market Samurai are just a few that

Content

More is better. The more content you have the better it is for your

search results. Whether it is a web page or Facebook business page,

you want to provide the platform that you want to be found on

with as much information as possible. For Facebook it is filling out

all of the options that you can. Google, it is about your unclickable

content being valuable and your meta data (title, description, and

keywords) being complete.

Be Authentic, Build Relationships

There is no fast, short cut to building a movement or loyal customer

base. It takes time, elbow grease, and tons of content. Interacting

with your prospects and related communities as much as you can is

the best way to go. People ultimately promote, buy from, and follow

brands/businesses/people/music that they like know and trust.

If you like what you have read, please feel free to reach out to me

for a Digital Marketing Breakthrough Session so we can identify

opportunites for more visibility for your business, brand, products,

or services.

- The SEO Queen

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

ACCOUNTANTS

HERSCHELL HUNT DAVIS, CPA

111. N. La Brea Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-8148

AIRPORTS

LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORT

6053 W. Century Blvd.#301

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 646-7450

ATTORNEYS

LAW OFFICE OF LAVONNE LAWSON

113565 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca 90064……….....(310)231-1040

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS – NEW

AIRPORT MARINA FORD

5880 Centinela Ave

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 649-3673

HOOMAN HYUNDAI

970 W. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(424) 331-7000

AUTOMOTIVE – REPAIR

ANTHONY’S PAINT & BODY SHOP

259 N. La Brea Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-7900

WISE TIRES & BRAKE, CO

949 S. La Brea Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 677-1515

BANKING

BANK OF AMERICA

330 E. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 412-4720

BROADWAY FEDERAL S & L

170 N. Market St

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 412-3280

COLDWELL BANKER

416 W. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 412-4049

US BANK

3366 W. CENTURY BLVD

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 695-4300

WELLS FARGO BANK

400 S. MARKET ST

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 674-1742

BEAUTY

BEAUTY & HEALTH EDUCATION

240 N. Market St

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 674-8100

BEAUTY SUPPLY

BODY BUTTER LADY

320 S. Market St

Inglewood Ca 90301 .................(310) 910-0775

DIAMOND BEAUTY SUPPLY

1300 Centinela Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(424) 331-5384

VALLEY OF SUN COSMETICS

535 Patrice Pl

Gardena, Ca 90245....................(310) 327-9062

URBAN ESSENTIALS BEAUTY SUPPLY

3530 W. Century Blvd #101

Inglewood, Ca 90303…...…....….(310)419-4230

BRANDING & MARKETING

THE CREATIVE HOUSE STUDIO

122 N. Market St.

Inglewood, Ca 90301…......……..(310)880-0969

LENTINI DESIGN & MARKETING

1626 Virginia Rd.

Los Angeles, Ca 90019…....…….(323)766-8090

THE ROSS GROUP

5482 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90036..............(323) 712-5800

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

CHURCHES

DIVINITY PROPHET

14015 S. Van Ness Ave Ste. 20

Gardena, CA 90249…………....(310) 327-7335

FAITHFUL CENTRAL BIBLE CHRUCH

333. W. Florence Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 846-3286

St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

550 E. Florence Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 677-5868

COMMUNICATIONS

KJLH RADIO STATION

161 N. La Brea Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-2200

TIME WARNER CABLE

17777 Center Court Dr

Cerritos, Ca 90703.....................(800) 892-4357

COMMUNITY

ABILITY FIRST

8090 Crenshaw Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(323) 753-3101

CALIFORNIA MENTOR FAMILY

HOME AGENCY WEST LA

5901 Green Valley Circle Suite 465.

Culver City, Ca 90230……..……(424) 248-7346

CARE COMES WITH A HEART

BREAST CANCER

PO BOX 1243

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 671-1564

FAMILY UNITED - N – NEW BEGININGS

11616 Hawthrone Blvd

Hawthorne, Ca 90250................(310) 644-5600

GIANT STEPS COMMUNITY

PROGRAMS, INC.

10813 Crenshaw Blvd.

Inglewood, Ca 90303……….......(323) 806-8622

CONSTRUCTION

AERO COLLECTIVE

209 S. Market St

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(213) 999-9610

GDM

5963 Freedom Dr.

Chino, Ca 91710……......………(909) 627-0200

ICHI BAN ROOFING

1504 N. La Brea Ave.

Inglewood, Ca 90302…....…...…(323) 295-4400

JNR2 CONSTRUCTION

633 W. Hillsdale St.

Inglewood, Ca 90302……………(310) 497-2911

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MCKISSACK & MCKISSACK

725 S. Figueroa St. Ste.3070

Los Angeles, Ca 90017…..……..(213) 622-4938

PROJECT MANAGEMENT COLLABORATIVE

17547 Ventura Blvd Suite 308

Encino Ca 91316 …..…….........(818) 947-0818

CONSULTANTS

ETNB COMMUNICATIONS

PO Box 561091

Los Angeles, Ca 90056..............(213) 915-7014

DENTISTS

CHILDREN DENTISTRY

345 E. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90305..................(310) 672-7822

RAYMONT JOHNSON, INC

808 E. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 671-1234

WESTCHESTER DENTAL

212 N. Market St

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 671-9920

DRY CLEANERS

CENTINELA CLEANERS & LAUNDRY

1413 Centinela Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-6171

LA LEATHER CLEANERS

4421 W. Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90304..................(310) 677-2982

ELECTRICAL

ROYAL WHOLESALE ELECTRIC

4309 District Blvd.

Vernon, Ca 90058…...................(323) 587-4201

EMPLOYMENT

ENTERTAINMENT

THE FORUM

3900 W. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-7353

HOLLYWOOD PARK CASINO

3883 W. Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 330-3172

LAVENDER BLUE RESTAURANT LOUNGE

3310 W. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(424) 227-6712

THE MIRACLE THEATER

226 S. Market St.

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 428-2741

EVENT PLANNING

MONIQUE HOGAN WEDDINGS & EVENTS

8503 Crenshaw Blvd.

Inglewood Ca 90305..................(323) 292-7192

EXTERMINATORS

DEWEY PEST CONTROL

4642 W. Slauson Ave

Los Angeles, Ca 90043..............(323) 292-7192

FINANCE

AECOM

515 S. Flower St, 5FL

Los Angeles, Ca 90017.............(213) 593-88141

CALIFORNIA CREDIT UNION

3550 W. Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(213) 671-0280

PAULINE GISCOMBE

wallstreetnurse@gmail.com

Los Angeles, Ca 90250.............. (323) 469-2956

WATER & POWER COMMUNITY

CREDIT UNION

1053 W. Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90012...............(213) 580-1687

FLOORING

CARPET USA

9310 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Inglewood, Ca 90304……………(310) 390-8570

FLOORING AMERICA

SUPERIOR CARPET AND DESIGN CENTER

6840 La Tijera Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca 90045.....………(310)216-2900

GROCERS

EL SUPER

3321 W Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90303..................(562) 616-8809

NORTHGATE MARKET

10801 Prarie Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90303..................(310) 419-4091

HOSPITALS

CENTINELA HOSPITAL

555 E. Hardy St

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 680-8092

KAISER PERMANENTE

6041 Cadillac

Los Angeles, Ca 90034...............(323) 857-4028

INSURANCE

ALLSTATE- THE CAMPBELL AGENCY

2300 w. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90305..................(323) 750-1777

DICKERSON INSURANCE SERVICES

1918 Riverside Drive.

Los Angeles, Ca 90039……........(323) 671-2274

VIRGIL SANDERS

2644 W. Imperial Hwy

Inglewood, Ca 90303..................(323) 242-8000

JEWELRY

Big “C” JEWELRY & LOAN

509 n. La Brea Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(323) 672-7034

INGLEWOOD JEWELRY & LOAN

314 S. Market St

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 672-7034

LAX JEWELRY CO

235 E. Manchester Blvd.

Inglewood, Ca 90301…………....(646) 727-5397

LIMOUSINE

LA BELLA CHAUFFEURS

4429 E Village Road #239

Long Beach, Ca 90808.................(310) 322-3552

LOCKSMITH

The Flying Locksmiths

11222 S. La Cienega Blvd Suite 254

Inglewood, Ca 90304…….........…(310) 909-9345

MEDICAL

ALEXANDER ORTHOPEDICS

660 E. Regent

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 674-9179

INGLEWOOD IMAGING CENTER

211 N. Prarie

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 672-9729

MARIO PICADA, D.P.M

575 Hardy St

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 419-4733

DANIEL HARGROVE, M.D

105 S. Locust

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 256-4380

MORTUARY

INGLEWOOD CEMETARY MORTURY

3801 W. Manchester

Inglewood, Ca 90301....................(310) 412-6811

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INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETARY

720 E. Florence Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 412-6500

HAROLD PUBLICATIONS

312 E. Imperial Hwy

Los Angeles, Ca 90061..............(310) 322-1830

McCORMICK MORTUARY

635 S. Prarie Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 792-7580

MOTELS/HOTELS

AMERICAN INN SUTES

11025 S. Prarie

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 412-7100

BEST WESTERN AIRPORT PARK HOTEL

640 W. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-7378

BEST WESTERN SUITES HOTEL

5005 W Century Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 677-7378

CROWN PLAZA LAX

5985 W. Century Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90045….........…(310)258-1334

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

6161 W Centinela

Culver City, Ca 90230.................(310) 348-4508

DOUBLETREE LAX-EL SEGUNDO

1985 E Grand Ave

El Segundo, Ca 90245................(310) 955-1122

DREAM INN

3201 W. Imperial Highway

Inglewood, Ca 90303..................(310) 412-0912

FOURPOINTS BY SHERATON

9750 Airport Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 649-7005

HOLIDAY INN LAX

9901 s. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca 90045.………...(310) 981-2333

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES INGLEWOOD

3945 W. Imperial Hwy

Inglewood, Ca 90301...................(310) 642-1111

WESTIN LOS ANGELES AIRPORT

5400 W. Century Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 417-4531

ORGANIZATIONS

RELAY FOR LIFE / AMERICAN CANCER SO-

CIETY

5731 W. Slauson

Los Angeles, Ca 90043..............(310) 348-0356

PUBLISHING

ETNB COMMUNICATIONS

PO Box 561091

Los Angeles, Ca 90056..............(213) 915-7014

INGLEWOOD TODAY

9111 S. La Cienega Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 670-9600

SOUTH BAY DAILY BREEZE

5215 Torrance Blvd

Torrance, Ca 90503....................(310) 540-5511

PRINTING & GRAPHICS

BLUEWATER PRINT

821 W. Arbor Vitae St.

Inglewood, Ca 90290…………...(310) 663-7497

CHAFEIT GRAPHGICS

4215 W. Century Blvd.

Inglewood, Ca 90305….………..(310) 674-0664

DAVIS BLUEPRINT CO

3205 N. Main St.

Los Angeles, Ca 90031..............(323) 225-4706

MINA PRINTING

428 West Arbor Vitae St.

Inglewood, Ca 90301……......…..(310)677-5501

REAL ESTATE

BOARDWALK PROPERTIES

137 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, Ca 90004….......…(213) 479-2373

CHARLES GARDNER REALTY

23538 Rapid Brook Rd

Diamond Bar Ca 91765............ (213) 716-0225

INGLEWOOD BOARD OF REALTORS

718 E. Manchester Blvd. Suite H.

Inglewood, Ca 90301…...…....…(310) 671-3650

JACKIE HARRIS

2471 Glyndon Ave

Venice, Ca 90291.......................(310) 990-5364

MARTY BOGORATT

614 Venezia Ave.

Venice, Ca 90291……............…(818) 262-3554

OLIVIA PATTERSON-RYANS

6139 Wooster

Los Angeles Ca 90056...........…(310) 946-5454

RENTALS-EQUIPMENT

GLADIATOR ENTERTAINMENT. TRAILERS

309 E. Hillcrest Blvd.

Inglewood, Ca 90303……....……(888) 792-5106

HERC RENTALS INC.

224422 S. Alameda St.

Carson, Ca 90810………........….(310) 233-5000

QUALITY EQUIPMENT RENTAL

711 N. La Brea Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 677-7600

UNITED RENTALS

301 N. Prarie Ave #404A

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 410-7676

RETAIL

COSTCO WHOLESALE

3560 W. Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 242-2774

VILLAGE AT CENTURY

3561 Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 575-1517

RESTAURANTS/FOOD

BENNY’S TACOS

7101 W. Manchester Ave.

Los Angeles, Ca...........................(310) 670-8226

CHILLI’S

3490 W. Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca.............................(310) 674-2505

DULANS SOUL FOOD KITCHEN

202 E. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 671-3345

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PROUD BIRD RESTAURANT

11022 Aviation Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 670-3093

RED LOBSTER

3400 W. Century Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 677-8430

THE SERVING SPOON

1403 Centinela Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 412-5301

SECURITY SERVICES

ATLAS PROTECTION SOLUTIONS

8950 W. Olympic Blvd.

Beverly Hills, Ca 90211………….(310) 925-0740

SECURITY TRAINING PLACEMENT

2222 W. Manchester Blvd Ste D

Inglewood, Ca 90305..................(310) 215-0200

SCHOOLS

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY

5230 Pacific Concourse Drive Suite 200.

Los Angeles, Ca 90045...............(310) 531-9660

CHILDREN OF PROMISE PREPARATORY

ACADEMY

3130 W. 111TH Pl.

Inglewood, Ca 90303…..……….(310) 901-3648

EL CAMINO COLLEGE

16007 Crenshaw Blvd

Torrance, Ca 90506....................(213) 660-3593

EZ WILL DRIVING SCHOOL

3329 W. MANCHESTER Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(213) 753-3044

ANIMO CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

3425 W. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90305.................(323) 565-2100

INGLEWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTR

401 S. Inglewood Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 419-2705

PEAK TRAINING INSTITUTE

4859 W. Slauson

Los Angeles, Ca 90056..............(310) 643-4778

WILDER’S ACADEMY

830 N. La Brea Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 671-5578

SPORTS

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

555 N. Nash St

El Segundo, Ca 90245...............(310) 426-6000

TAXI CAB

YELLOW CAB

2129 W. Rosecrans Ave

Gardena, Ca 90249....................(310) 710-7477

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

AT&T

1150 S. Olive St

Los Angeles, Ca 90017..............(866) 921-6959

TRANSPORTATION

ACTION FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL

16403 Ishida Ave

Carson, Ca 90746......................(310) 670-5190

AIR ONE LOGISTICS

909 W. Spruce

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 421-1222

ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL

6615 E. Pacific Coast Hwy

Long Beach, Ca 90803...............(562) 240-2222

AO FREIGHT CORPORATION

419 N. Oak St

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 419-8833

ASSOCIATED GLOBAL SYSTEM

200 E. Stanley St

Compton, Ca 90220...................(310) 215-8150

BARTHCO INTERNATIONAL, INC./OHL

2255 E. 120TH St

Los Angeles, Ca 90059..............(310) 568-9200

BLUEBIRD EXPRESS

704 S. Hindry

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 645-0300

CLARE LOGISTICS USA, INC.

1039 W. Hillcrest

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 568-2186

CLEARFREIGHT

880 Apollo St

El Segundo, Ca 90245...............(310) 726-0400

CONCORD EXPRESS INC.

1031 Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(310) 418-1182

DYNASTY SHIPPING

643 Hindry

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 645-2838

E FREIGHT LOGISTICS, LLC

5343 W Imperial Hwy #200

Los Angeles, Ca 90045………...(310) 912-0744

SAINT MARY’S ACADEMY

701 Grace Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 674-8470

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EMO-TRANS L.A., INC.

5220 W. 102ND St

Los Angeles, Ca 90045……........310) 641-8684

ETC INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT

21039 S. Figueroa

Carson, Ca 90745......................(310) 632-2555

FORWARDERS INTERNATIONAL

10604 S. La Cienega Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 645-2992

GALCO INTERNATIONAL

PO Box 5342

Beverly Hills, Ca 90209..............(310) 275-2646

GEODIS WILSON USA, INC

23601 S. Wilmington Ave

Carson, Ca 90745......................(310) 507-6333

GLOBAL CONCEPTS SHIPPING

9083 S. La Cienega Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301..................(800) 764-8711

HDS FREIGHT SERVICES

9670 S La Cienega Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(970) 884-0885

ICS CUSTOMS SERVICES INC.

220 W. Ivy

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 844-7532

IJS GLOBAL

2805 El Segundo

Hawthorne, Ca 90250................(323) 242-9600

JS INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CORP

960 Knox St

Torrance, Ca 90502....................(310) 330-7033

KINTETSU WORLD EXPRESS

711 Glasgow

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 337-7766

LAMPRECHT TRANSPORT

5757 W. Century Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 645-4736

LEGEND EXPRESS

1506 S. Paloma St

Los Angeles, Ca 90021..............(213) 747-5705

MIDNIGHT EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL

8801 Bellanca Ave

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 330-2300

MW TRANSPORT

10620 La Cienega Blvd

Inglewood, Ca 90045.................(310) 645-8733

PERIMETER GLOBAL LOGISTICS

5341 W. 104TH St

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 861-2404

ROLAND INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT

5710 W. Manchester Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 337-1775

SEALINK INTERNTIONAL INC.

1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 500

Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266..…(562).437-8877

SDV (USA)

19630 Pacific Gateway Dr

Torrance, Ca 90502....................(310) 695-2612

YUSEN AIR & SEA SERVICE

19001 Harborgate Wy

Torrance, Ca 90501...................(310) 844-7532

TRIUMPH LINK (USA), INC.

19803 Hamilton Ave

Torrance, Ca 90502....................(310) 516-7822

UNITRANS INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

709 Hindry Ave

Inglewood, Ca 90301.................(310) 410-7676

TRAVEL

ARBOR TRAVEL ASSOCIATES INC.

PO Box 452923

Los Angeles, Ca 90045..............(310) 419-0235

NETWORK – ONE TRAVEL

3500 W. Manchester Blvd.

Inglewood, CA 90305…..……..(310) 367-0202

UTILITIES

GOLDEN STATE WATER COMPANY

1600 W. Redondo Beach Blvd

Gardena, Ca 90247....................(310)767-8200

SO. CALIFORNIA EDISON CO.

505 Maple Ave

Torrance, Ca 90503...................(310) 783-9341

Power Networking Breakfast @ Lavender Blue Lounge in Inglewood, Ca.

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40 COMMUNITY

CITY INFORMATION

www.cityofinglewood.org

To Report A Fire...............................................911

Medical Emergency –Paramedics..................911

Police Emergency..............................................911

AMBULANCE-CALL PRIVATE

AMBULANCE SERVICE

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

Refuse Service……......……..…....310/412-5333

Water Service…………….....….....310/412-5310

Employment Information…….….310/412-5460

Housing –Section 8…………........310/412-5221

Senior Citizens Assistance…..........310/412-5338

CITY ADMINISTRATION

MAYOR

James T. Butts, Jr…..........................310/412-5300

COUNCILMEMBERS

Dist. 1 George Dotson…................310/412-8602

Dist. 2 Alex Padilla……..….......…310/412-8601

Dist. 3 Eloy Morsales ….................310/412-8603

Dist. 4 Ralph Franklin….........…...310/412-8605

Animal Control...........….......….....310/523-9566

Building Permits..........…………..310/412-5294

Business Licsence...........….............310/412-5500

City Attorney.........……….............310/412-5372

City Clerk.......…………….............310/412-5280

City Council.......…………..…......310/412-5320

City Treasurer............…………......310/412-5642

Office of the City Manager

310/412-5301

Aircraft Noise Franklin…...........…310/412-8605

ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Planning………...........…………..310/412-5230

Code Enforcement…….................310/412-5590

Successor Agency……..........….....310/412-5320

Housing …………...................…..310/412-5221

DOG LICENSES……......……..…310/412-5280

EDWARD VINCENT PARK

700 Warren Lane, Ing….................310/412-5370

Administration…….............……..310/412-5333

Construction Inspection...….…....310/412-5333

Engineering Division……….....…310/412-5333

Parking Meter Information……...310/412-5333

Permits…………………................310/412-5333

Sign & Street Painting….......…….310/412-5340

Signal Failure…….....……….....…310/412-5340

Signals & Street Lights.......…........310/412-5340

Traffic Engineering........…….........310/412-5333

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Accounting………...……………..310/412-5365

Administration & Information.....310/412-5257

Purchasing…………………….…310/412-5266

Revenues & Business Taxes….......310/412-5500

Budget & Treasury……………….310/412-5100

Water & Refuse Billing………......310/412-5310

FIRE DEPARTMENT

All Emergencies................................................911

Fire Prevention...............................323/890-4130

Fire Station #170

10701 S. Crenshaw Blvd................310/419-2198

Fire Station #171

141 W. Regent St.............................310/419-2160

Fire Station #173

9001 S. Crenshaw Blvd...................310/419-2190

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

123 W. Manchester Blvd.................310/419-5325

HOUSING AUTHORITY..............310/412-5221

LIBRARY

Main 101 W. Manchester Blvd.

Inglewood, CA 90301

Information......................................310/412-5380

Office Administration.....................310/412-5397

Other Branch libraries

Crenshaw-Imperial Branch

11141 Crenshaw blvd., Ing. CA 90303

...........................................................310/412-5403

MARRIAGE LICENSE

Norwalk............................................562/462-2137

COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT SVCS

...........................................................310/412-5483

Graffiti Abatement..........................310/412-8739

Parking Code Enforcement...........310/412-8731

Property Maintenance....................310/412-5590

Job Hotline.......................................310/412-8888

POLICE DEPARTMENT

All Emergencies.................................................911

Business Calls

Administration.................................310/412-5200

Community Affairs..........................310/412-5530

Detective Section..............................310/412-5240

Police Front Desk.............................310/412-5210

Jail......................................................310/412-5325

Narcotics...........................................310/412-5528

Parking Enforcement.......................310/412-8731

Records & Identification..................310/412-5215

Recruitment............................1-866-4-IPD-JOBS

Traffic Information..........................310/412-5207

FOR SERVICE NOT LISTED ABOVE

CALL DAY OR NIGHT...................310/412-5210

FOR SPEECH & HEARING

IMPAIRED TTY ONLY

............................................................310/677-2125

Non Emergency Police Business

............................................................310/412-8771

PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES

Solid Waste........................................310/412-5333

City Service Center..........................310/412-5340

Curb & Gutter Repair.......................310/412-5340

Refuse Billing....................................310/412-5500

Refuse Collection- Billing Inquiry

............................................................310/412-5310

For Special Picks-Ups....................(800) 299-4898

Sewer Maintenance..........................310/412-5340

Storm Drain Maintenance..............310/412-5340

Street Sealing Information..............310/412-5340

Street Sweeping.................................310/412-5340

Streets & Sidewalks..........................310/412-5340

PARKS, RECREATION AND

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Administration.................................310/412-8750

Vincent Park.....................................310/412-5370

700 Warren Lane, Ing., CA 90302

Darby Park........................................310/412-5391

3400 W. Arbor Vitae. Ing., CA 90302

Rogers Park.......................................310/412-5504

400 W. Beach Ave., Ing., CA 90302

Siminski Park...................................310/412-5455

9717 InglewooD Ave. Ing., CA 90302

Swimming Pool- Summer Only.....310/412-5452

Tennis Reservations.........................310/412-5370

Cultural..............................................310/412-8700

Park Maintenance.............................310/412-5228

Trees and Park Maintenance............310/412-5483

Rec. Office..........................................310/412-5483

Playhouse...........................................310/412-5451

Pre-School Program.........................310/412-5504

Senior Citizens Center

330 Warren Lane, Ing......................310/412-5338

Sports Program.................................310/412-5370

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Hotline for Service Request 24/7...310/412-5000

PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

...........................................................310/412-5460

SUCCESSOR AGENCY...................310/412-5230

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REFUSE COLLECTION

Consolidated Disposal Services..(800)299-4894

Community Services.......................310/412-5508

SCHOOL - PUBLIC

Inglewood Unified School District

...........................................................310/412-2500

SENIOR CITIZENS ASSISTANCE

330 Warren Lane, Ing., CA 90301

...........................................................310/412-5338

SIGN & STREET PAINTING.........310/412-5333

SIGNAL FAILURE..........................310/412-5333

STREETS & SIDEWALKS..............310/412-5340

TREE MAINTENANCE & TRIMMING

...........................................................310/412-5483

VOTER INFORMATION..............310/412-5280

WATER SERVICE

Customer Service............................310/412-5310

Establishing New Services...............310/412-5310

WATER QUALITY..........................310/412-5472

WEED & DEBRIS ABATEMENT

...........................................................310/412-5590

ZONING...........................................310/412-5230

FOR OFFICES OR SERVICES

NOT LISTED CALL

...........................................................310/412-5111

YOUTH TENNIS LEAGUE

The City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and

Community Services Department offer a Youth

Tennis League. The creation of the Inglewood

Youth Tennis League is designed to feature

competition for youth ages 8 through 18 at Ash

wood, Rogers, Darby, Vincent and North Parks.

This year-round program provides an atmosphere

in which youngsters gain valuable experience

and knowledge in tennis sportsmanship.

The program features league play and provides

instruction with emphasis on sportsmanship.

Registration is continuous throughout the year.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

FOR INGLEWOOD YOUTH

The Inglewood Youth Action Plan serves as a

guide to positive actions by youth. For more information

about volunteer opportunities, please

call (310) 412-5508

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Family Support Program offers counseling

and referrals to families who may be experiencing

difficulties with housing, food, language,

children, school and other problems Information

may be obtained by calling (310) 412-5508

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Department offers a variety of volunteer

opportunities for individuals or groups 14 or

over to share their time and talents, gaining

valuable experiences, obtaining new skills or enhancing

old ones, while participating in various

recreation and community service programs.

Volunteers can work from 3 to 40 hours per

week. Regular assignments range from phoning

homebound seniors, tutoring, mentoring and

teaching arts and crafts, producing promotional

materials, coordinating activities and coaching

youth sports such as soccer, football, baseball

and tennis, to name a few. In addition, special

volunteer positions can be created for persons

with special skills and interests. Training, recognition

and special activities are reserved for

volunteers who are scheduled on a regular basis.

SENIOR CITIZENS

MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER

The Inglewood Senior Center id=s for persons

50 years of age and older who seek information

and assistance for problems unique to senior

citizens. A variety of supportive services are

offered, such as classes, recreation, nutrition,

transportation, care management , information

and referral, support groups and home- delivered

meals for the homebound. For more information,

please call (310)412-5338

I-LINE SHUTTLE

Free transportation on the I-Line Shuttle is available

throughout the downtown Inglewood area

to retailers, bank s, hospitals, parks and other

community service centers. The shuttle, an old

fashioned trolley car, runs Monday through Friday

from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Market

St. to La Brea Avenue to Centinela and Century.

Look for the I-Line Shuttle take you there. For

more information, please call (310) 412-5338 or

(310) 412-4378 for route information.

DISCOUNT TAXIS

A discount taxi service is available for seniors

and persons with disabilities (certified). Coupon

books worth $30 are sold at the Senior Center

for $5. Books are sold from 4th through 10th

of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For

more information, please call (310)412-5338

DISCOUNT MTA SENIOR AND

DISABLED PERSONS’ BUS PASSES

Monthly bus passes are available for $7 at the Senior

Center for Inglewood residents (certified).

Passes are issued from the 25th of the month

from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information,

please call (310) 412-5338

TRANSPORTATION

The Senior Center provides door-to-door transportation

in wheelchair lift-equipped vans for

seniors and persons with disabilities (certified)

who are residents of Inglewood, Hawthorne,

and Lennox .Individual and group scheduling

is available for medical, banking, shopping

and other personal appointments within the

three cities. Reservations may be made Monday

through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as early

as two weeks in advance but preferably no later

than three working days. Fare is $0.50 each way.

Van passes for $5 per month are available for

frequent rides. For more information, please call

(310) 412-4378 or (310) 412-5338.

PARKS, RECREATION AND

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Adobe Park

7634 Muirfield Ave………...…….(310)649-6272

Ashwood Park

201 S. Ash Ave………………..….(310)412-5504

Center Park

3600 W. 111TH St……………….(310)412-5391

Circle Park

8300 Fifth Ave ….....………..……(310)412-5370

Darby Park

3400 Arbor Vitae………………...(310)412-5391

Lockhaven Community Center

11125 Doty Ave……………..…...(310)412-5391

North Park

Hargrave Avenue…….......………(310)412-5370

Queen Park

652 Queen St………………….....(310)412-5370

Roger Park

400 W. Beach Ave……....………..(310)412-5504

Siminski Park

9717 Inglewood Ave…......………(310)412-5455

Veterans’ Memorial Building

330 Warren Lane………….......…(310)412-5412

Vincent Park

700 Warren Lane………..……….(310)412-5370

Senior Citizens’ Center

330 Warren Lane…………..…….(310)412-5338

SKATE PARKS

Inglewood has three thriving skate parks at the

following locations:

Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae

Roger Park, 400 W. Beach

Vincent Park, 700 Warren Lane

The facilities range in size from 5,000 to 7,000

square feet, and are equipped with ramps, fin

boxes, grind rails, benches, wedges and quarter

pipes. The skate parks are open from dawn

to dusk. Skates are required to wear safety gear

including a helmet with a fastened chinstrap, elbow

pads and kneepads. Children age 14 years

and younger must be supervised by an adult.

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4th Quarter of Life, p. 30

AAA, p.31

Allied Universal, Inside Cover

Airport Marina Ford, p. 28

Benny’s Tacos, p. 22

Billy Campbell Insurance, p. 17

Bowlero Bowling, p. 23

C&A Electronics, p. 9

Cal State Dominguez Hills, p. 33

CB Richard Ellis, p.10

Charles Gardner Realty, p. 15

Dream Inn, p. 29

Golden State Water, p. 9

IchiBan Roofing, p. 6

PUBLISHER

IBA/IBM/VI

Norman I. Boseman Jr.

(213) 915-7014

nboseman@hotmail.com

ADVERTISERS INDEX

Inglewood Business Magazine, p. 11

Kinecta Credit Union, p. 38

LA Ports of Call, p. 18

Lavender Blue Lounge, p. 42

Marty Bogoratt, p. 15

Mingles Tea Bar, p. 9

Olivia Patterson-Ryans, p. 3, 15

US Bank, p. 24, Back Cover

People Ready, p. 6

IBA/IBM SUPPORT

VISIT INGLEWOOD

Emery Boseman

(424) 888-2304

emeryboseman@gmail.com

Quality Equipment Rentals, p. 7

Serving Spoon, p. 9

Southwest Escrow, p. 11

The Forum, p. 20, 22

William Yarborough, p. 9

ADVERTISING

IBA/IBM/VI

Marty Bogoratt

(818) 262-3554

inglewoodba@gmail.com

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