AIA/LA BUSINESS TOOLKIT

 

(Please note: Inclusion on this list does not indicate an endorsement by AIA Los Angeles. These are resources to be used at your discretion. Any firms or companies that wish to be added to this list should submit their information, using the formatting below, to info@aialosangeles.org.)

 

BUSINESS FORMATION AND/OR EXPANSION

 

Arts & Technology Law Group

820 California Ave, PH

Santa Monica, CA  90403

Contact: Gregory Rutchik, Owner

(888) 399 – 9007

Gregory@rutchik.com

Services: Business law

 

Legal services for creatives, technologists, and businesses.  Specializing in business formation, dissolution, transactions, and contracts.

 

Entrada Associates

2001 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 301

Santa Monica, CA  90403

www.entradaassociates.com

Contact: Paren Knadjian, Managing Partner

(310) 453 – 3200

paren@entradaassociates.com

Services: Mgmt advisory & investment banking

 

Entrada Associates is an integrated management advisory and investment banking firm dedicated to serving the needs of emerging and established companies by providing worldclass advice, service and execution. The firm specializes in growth and turnaround management, equity/debt fund raising and M&A advisory services. The principals have significant operational as well as M&A experience and are therefore able to provide strategic advisory and operational assistance as well as transactional and capital market services.

 

Law Offices of Jamie Cooperstein

100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 950

Santa Monica, CA  90401

Contact: Jamie Cooperstein, Owner

(310) 393 – 6339

jc@jamiecooperstein.com

Services: Business law (transactions, formations, & contracts)

 

Jamie Cooperstein is a solo practitioner with a practice emphasizing business, entertainment, and corporate matters. She has experience structuring, negotiating, and drafting contracts for a wide range of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, business entity set-up, maintenance and restructuring, licensing, and employment agreements. In the world of entertainment she has experience with independent feature film and television production and distribution, and employment matters.

 

BUSINESS SUPPORT

 

Bootcamp For Your Mind, Inc.

4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd #291
Valley Village, CA 91607

www.bootcampforyourmind.com

Contact: Amy Applebaum, Owner

(323) 661 – 8131

amy@bootcampforyourmind.com

Services: Business coaching, individual or group

Our commitment is to help you achieve your business goals.  Here’s how we do it: We help you identify the real problems & obstacles standing in your way.  We help you move past those problems & obstacles.  We help you set goals and take the actions to achieve those goals.  We hold you accountable to those actions.  "What you want" will no longer just be a thought or a wish, it will become a reality.  Finally, we will support you every step of the way and never let you forget that you have what it takes to create the business that you want. Through our commitment to you, you will become more committed to yourself and your business, and therefore, achieve real results.

Dr. Christine HoffmanN, DC

309 S. Robertson Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA  90211

www.drchristinehoffmann.com

Contact: Christine Hoffmann

(310) 652 - 8404

drchn110@msn.com

Services: Corporate chiropractic & wellness

 

With the rising costs of health care and insurance premiums, businesses today can greatly benefit from more cost effective alternatives than high medical bills!  Doctors of chiropractic are trained and licensed to serve as primary care doctors.  They treat patients without the use of potentially dangerous drugs or expensive surgeries.  They are trained in a holistic approach to treatment that focuses on prevention, wellness care, dietary and nutritional counseling, exercise, rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Since back pain is the second leading cause of physician visits and the number one cause of long-term disability, implementing preventative practices now can significantly improve your bottom line.  Dr. Christine Hoffmann can offer on-site chiropractic care and massage therapy and wellness.  Join the many other cutting edge companies like Yahoo and Google who understand that by taking care of your employees now, you’ll get happier, healthier, more productive employees and increase your bottom line by lowering overall health care costs!

 

How Do I, LLC

3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Ste B

Santa Monica, CA  90405

www.howdoi.net

Contact: Lou Kamer, Owner

(310) 398 – 8100

lou@howdoi.net

Services: Technology consulting & support

 

Providing technology service and support for emerging to established businesses.  Specializing in communications, data, security, management, web, av, and creative.

 

Kaplan HR

11041 Santa Monica Blvd. #816

Los Angeles, CA  90025

www.kaplanhr.com

Contact: Dawn Kaplan, Owner

(310) 489 – 2430

dawn@kaplanhr.com

Services: Outsourced human resources

Kaplan HR provides human resource functions for small and mid-sized businesses. You determine the process and we relieve you of the day-to-day administration of human resource details.  We tailor our services to your unique needs, while you maintain total control over business decisions.

TerraSage, LLC

2001 S Barrington Ave., Ste 200

Los Angeles, CA  90025

www.terrasage.com

Contact: David Oderberg, Managing Partner

(310) 996 – 0100

doderberg@terrasage.com

Services: Technology consulting & support

 

TerraSage Technology Partners, LLC was established to help small and medium-sized businesses capitalize on information technology. TerraSage Technology Partners helps you select and implement the technologies that support your business growth. We simplify complex technology issues, create concrete implementation plans, and then work with your team to “make it happen”.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

American Business, Inc.

470 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor

New York, NY  10016

www.americanbusiness.com

Contact: Bradley Scoular, Agent (LA Region)

(310) 770 - 5658

bscoular@americanbusiness.com

Services: Business & individual insurance planning (life, health, 401K, & disability)

 

 

BFLC, LLP

12424 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 750

Los Angeles, CA  90025

www.bflc.com

Contact: Steve Cleland, Partner

(310) 447-1234 X239

scleland@bflc.com

Services: Tax preparation & consulting

At Beach Freeman Lim & Cleland, we work hard to make life easier for our clients. Our professionals give closely held firms and entrepreneurs the innovative business and tax solutions they need to succeed. We believe service is a year-round commitment.

Book Keepers, LLC

11301 Olympic Blvd. #473

Los Angeles, CA  90064

Contact: Agatha Kulesza, Owner

(310) 909 – 3885

ak@bk-keepers.com

Services: Bookkeeping & financial consulting

 

In an ever-changing economy, keeping track of where your money goes is becoming increasingly important.  BOOK KEEPERS, LLC takes this time consuming task out of your hands and into those of dedicated specialists with years of experience compiling, analyzing and consulting. Whether you need simple bookkeeping, or a more complex CFO/Controller solution, we provide you with an outsourced Accounting department that meets all your requirements.  We’re here to serve your business, so you can focus on running it.

 

Fenton & Ross

10866 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 360

Los Angeles, CA  90024

www.fentonross.com

Contact: David Fenton, Managing Partner

(310) 477 – 6440

dfenton@fentonross.com

Services: Tax preparation & consulting

 

We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.  We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

 

Katz Cassidy

11400 W Olympic Blvd. #1050

Los Angeles, CA  90064

(310) 477 – 6300

www.katzcassidy.com

Contact: Nancy Bott or Barbara Barschak

Services: Tax preparation & consulting

 

Katz Cassidy is the public accounting firm to choose.  With more than 50 years behind us, we have built a reputation as the Problem Solvers to our achievement-oriented clients.  The focus of our services is based on the "can do" attitude of the serious entrepreneur, enhancing our high caliber training and technical expertise with a pragmatic and enterprising approach to meeting your financial goals.

 

M. Debra Reno, CPA

528 Arizona Avenue, Ste 205

Santa Monica, CA  90401

www.mdrenocpa.com

Contact: Debra Reno, Owner

(310) 587 – 2380

debra@mdrenocpa.com

Services: Tax preparation & consulting

 

Don't gamble with your taxes! Don't short-change your financial future!  My business philosophy is simple: do whatever it takes to satisfy client needs. My approach consists of responsiveness, planning and communication. The goal is to improve your financial position, reduce taxes, and plan for your future needs. Working with clients to help handle complex situations is what I do.

 

PAYCHEX, INC.

1250 Broadway, 29th Floor

New York, NY 10001

www.paychex.com

Contact: Nicole Pordy (represents NYC and LA region)

(212) 239 – 9400 X42046

npordy@paychex.com

Services: Payroll administration

 

Paychex offers an ever-growing variety of payroll and human resource products and services that help clients do what they do best — run their business. From calculating payroll and filing tax payments to administering retirement plans and workers' compensation, Paychex gives its clients relief from administrative hassles so they can focus on their bottom line.

 

LEGAL SERVICES

 

Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP

1100 El Centro Street

South Pasadena, CA 91030

www.ccmslaw.com

(626) 243 - 1100

 

Morris Polich & Purdy LLP

1055 West Seventh Street, Suite 2400

Los Angeles, California 90017

www.mpplaw.com

(213) 891 - 9100

 

MARKETING TOOLS

 

Accordion Marketing

2461 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste 119

Santa Monica, CA  90404

www.accordionmarketing.com

Contact: Virginia Ginsberg, Owner

(310) 453 – 7008

Virginia@accordionmarketing.com

Services: Marketing consulting

 

Accordion Marketing is a marketing firm that combines strategic consulting with complete writing & design services for sole proprietors and small business owners. The firm specializes in helping both new and established business owners develop clear brand identities, effective websites, and the many marketing activities - both online and offline - needed to run a professional organization. Clients receive senior-level strategic advice that helps them grow quickly and effectively by targeting the most appropriate audiences and reaching them directly through advanced marketing efforts. The firm was founded and is managed by Virginia Ginsburg, MBA, a senior marketing executive and coach, distinguished lecturer at USC, and frequently-quoted expert on marketing strategies for small business owners. 

 

Camera Creations

www.cameracreations.net

Contact: Julie Hopkins

(323) 466 – 3909

Julie@cameracreations.net

Services: Photography for business headshots & architectural images

 

Julie Hopkins, photographer and owner of Camera Creations Photography, has been photographing people, places and things since 1997.  Her background includes an international career as a professional ballet dancer, a B.A. degree from Loyola Marymount University (major in art history), a certificate in photography from Santa Monica College, and several years as a fine art gallery administrator. Julie is available for business headshots, annual reports, interior, architectural, and still life photography.

 

Executionists, Inc.

4134 Del Rey Avenue

Marina Del Rey, CA  90292

www.executionists.com

Contact: Richard Parr, Owner

(310) 754 – 3807

rparr@executionists.com

Services: Website development & design

 

Executionists, Inc. is an experience-rich website design and development company consisting of Richard Parr, owner and Creative Director, and a talented staff of interface designers and technical developers. We have been located in the same office in Marina Del Rey for the past 13 years. Executionists employs a Website design process that can be scaled to fit the project. This methodology has been successfully used over hundreds of Websites ranging from small marketing sites to sites for Fortune 500 companies. We specialize in business websites and have won over 20 awards for our creative solutions. Member of the BBB and GWLACC.

 

nataliakphoto.com

www.nataliakphoto.com

Contact: Natalia

(310) 467 - 1827

natalia@nataliakphoto.com

Services: Architectural Photography

 

Nataliakphoto provides photo service for architects, designers, publications, and various companies for their promotion or private purposes.

 

THE PROFESSIONAL VOICE

www.professionalvoice.com

Contact: Laverne A. S. Caceres, M.A.
(818) 557 - 0160

Services: Presentation Coaching

 

Powerful speakers attract attention...persuade audiences...and achieve the results they want.

For 26 years, speakers have used our proven approach to become persuasive, concise, confident and memorable.

 

You'll achieve quick and dramatic results. Our state of the art techniques address content, voice, visuals and all critical components. Use our presentation strategies to advance your skills in: informal meetings, client meetings, sales meetings, courtroom appearances, major presentations, short list interviews, formal presentations, tradeshows & conferences.

 

Our experienced instructors provide interactive instruction for beginning, intermediate and advanced level presenters. You'll achieve quick results and build confidence in front of small and large audiences. Call us today and advance your public speaking skills to the next level.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING

 

CHRISTINE ANDERSON & ASSOCIATES PUBLIC RELATIONS

5657 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 220

Los Angeles, CA 90036

www.caapr.com

(323) 936 - 1447

 

DESIGN COMMUNICATION

11922 Gorham Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Contact: Ann Videriksen, Hon. AIA/LA

(310) 207 - 1015

a.videriksen@verizon.net

 

TAYLOR & COMPANY

1024 S. Robertson Bouelvard, Suite 201

Los Angeles, CA 90035

www.taylor-pr.com

Contact: Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA

(310) 247 - 2099

info@taylor-pr.com

 

STAFFING & RECRUITING

 

AEROTEK

6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 200

Culver City, CA 90230

www.aerotek.com

(310) 258 - 1440

 

990 W. 190th Street, Suite 400

Torrance, California 90502

www.aerotek.com

(310) 800 - 9100

 

ARCHITECTURAL STAFFING, INC.

P.O. Box 1326

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

www.architecturalstaffing.com

(760) 346 - 9077

 

KRISTI ENIGL: CAREER & JOB SEARCH CONSULTANT

Venice Beach, CA

www.mycoachkristi.com

www.linkedin.com/in/kristienigl

Contact: Kristi Enigl

(310) 403 - 0605

Kristi.Enigl@gmail.com

 

VENTURI STAFFING PARTNERS

Miracle Mile Branch

5455 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1710

Los Angeles, CA 90036

www.venturipartners.com

(323) 931 - 9400

 

West Los Angeles Branch

11835 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 145

Los Angeles, CA 90064

www.venturipartners.com

(310) 472 - 0282